The Rite of Spring and Ravel’s Boléro open the 85th season of the OSM

Maison symphonique September 6 and 8, 2018

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The OSM launches its 85th season with two of its signature works: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Ravel’s Boléro. Alongside the dazzling percussive rhythms of these two masterpieces, the OSM presents Chaakapesh, The Trickster’s Quest, a new chamber opera based on Cree legend. Ritual, dance, and an ode to the Earth!

Matthew Ricketts/Tomson Highway, ChaakapeshThe Trickster’s Quest, for narrator, two soloists, and orchestra*
Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
Ravel, Boléro

*This work belongs to one of the 200+ exceptional projects funded by the Canada Council for the Arts as part of the New Chapter initiative.


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Conductor : Kent Nagano
  • Tenor : Owen McCausland
  • Baritone : Geoffroy Salvas
  • Stage director : Charles Dauphinais
  • Innu narration (September 6) : Florent Vollant
  • Inuktitut narrator (September 8) and drum song (September 6) : Akinisie Sivuarapik
  • Set designer : Lisandre Coulombe
  • Lighting designer : Robin Kittel-Ouimet
  • Assistant stage director : Carol Clément
  • Rehearsal pianist : Esther Gonthier
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