Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is considered the most prestigious symphony orchestra in Canada and one of the best in North America.

Composed of 92 permanent musicians and a choir, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal gives nearly 100 classical music concerts per year, the vast majority in the main concert hall, the Maison symphonique.

In addition to major concerts, symphony series and recitals, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal also gives shows for young people and shows featuring a more pop-music style of classical music as part of the OSM Pop series, which stars artists such as Les Trois Accords, Ariane Moffatt, Roch Voisine and many more.

Founded in 1934, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s first artistic director was Montréaler Wilfrid Pelletier (1935-1941), whose name adorns the first concert hall built in 1963 on the site that would become Place des Arts. The OSM earned its significant place on the international scene under the direction of Charles Dutoit (1977-2002). Since 2006, Kent Nagano has been the musical director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

An orchestra making its mark internationally

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has greatly accentuated its presence at a number of festivals and on tour in Europe, Asia and South America in recent years. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is also reputed for its hundred or so recordings over the years, which have earned it some fifty national and international awards, on prestigious labels including Decca, EMI, Philips, CBC Records, Analekta, ECM and Sony, as well as under its own label.

Events

A Commanding Opening: Mahler’s Symphony Of A Thousand
Classical

A Commanding Opening: Mahler’s Symphony Of A Thousand

Maison symphonique
Half Moon Run
Pop / Jazz / Rock

Half Moon Run

Maison symphonique
The Flying Canoe and other stories
Classical

The Flying Canoe and other stories

Maison symphonique
De Ravel à Barber
Classical

De Ravel à Barber

Maison symphonique
Charles Richard-Hamelin and Russian music
Classical

Charles Richard-Hamelin and Russian music

Maison symphonique
Vengerov plays Brahms' concerto
Classical

Vengerov plays Brahms' concerto

Maison symphonique
The romanticism of Schubert and Schumann
Classical

The romanticism of Schubert and Schumann

Maison symphonique
Theme and variations according to Rachmaninoff and Adams
Classical

Theme and variations according to Rachmaninoff and Adams

Maison symphonique
Journey to Eastern Europe
Classical

Journey to Eastern Europe

Maison symphonique
Tchaikovsky's Loves
Classical

Tchaikovsky's Loves

Maison symphonique
Don Quixote's Spanish adventure
Classical

Don Quixote's Spanish adventure

Maison symphonique
The OSM celebrates 50 years of CEGEPS
Classical

The OSM celebrates 50 years of CEGEPS

Maison symphonique
Kavakos and Mendelssohn's violin concerto
Classical

Kavakos and Mendelssohn's violin concerto

Maison symphonique
150 Years of Canadian Confederation
Classical

150 Years of Canadian Confederation

Maison symphonique
Bach’s Magnificat
Classical

Bach’s Magnificat

Maison symphonique
From Classical to Jazz
Classical

From Classical to Jazz

Maison symphonique
Le diable en canot d'écorce
Classical

Le diable en canot d'écorce

Maison symphonique
Pletnev plays Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto
Classical

Pletnev plays Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto

Maison symphonique
The Passion of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2
Classical

The Passion of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Maison symphonique
Mikhail Pletnev
Classical

Mikhail Pletnev

Maison symphonique
Beethoven and Tchaïkovski
Classical

Beethoven and Tchaïkovski

Maison symphonique
Jacques Lacombe and the Russian Soul
Classical

Jacques Lacombe and the Russian Soul

Maison symphonique
Mahler's Titan
Classical

Mahler's Titan

Maison symphonique
Concert in the dark
Classical

Concert in the dark

Maison symphonique
Mozart and Beethoven
Classical

Mozart and Beethoven

Maison symphonique
Bruno Pelletier gets carte blanche
Classical

Bruno Pelletier gets carte blanche

Maison symphonique
Stories and Wonders by Two Rising Star
Classical

Stories and Wonders by Two Rising Star

Maison symphonique
Grand Recital
Classical

Grand Recital

Maison symphonique
The Prague of Mozart and Dvořák
Classical

The Prague of Mozart and Dvořák

Maison symphonique
Verdi's Requiem
Classical

Verdi's Requiem

Maison symphonique
André Sauvé et l'OSM
Classical

André Sauvé et l'OSM

Maison symphonique
Beatrice Rana and the NAC Orchestra play Brahms
Classical

Beatrice Rana and the NAC Orchestra play Brahms

Maison symphonique
Mozart's Great Mass
Classical

Mozart's Great Mass

Maison symphonique
“To the Memory of an Angel”
Classical

“To the Memory of an Angel”

Maison symphonique
Maurizio Pollini
Classical

Maurizio Pollini

Maison symphonique
Spotlight on Nordic Countries
Classical

Spotlight on Nordic Countries

Maison symphonique
The Vastness of Nordic Landscapes
Classical

The Vastness of Nordic Landscapes

Maison symphonique
Tales & Legends of the North
Classical

Tales & Legends of the North

Maison symphonique
Véronic DiCaire
Classical

Véronic DiCaire

Maison symphonique
Le grand retour de Leon Fleisher avec Mozart
Classical

Le grand retour de Leon Fleisher avec Mozart

Maison symphonique
The Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns
Classical

The Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

Maison symphonique
Classical

The Mysterious Metamorphosis of Mr. and Mrs. Tacet

Maison symphonique
Yuja Wang
Classical

Yuja Wang

Maison symphonique
The Science of Science Fiction
Classical

The Science of Science Fiction

Maison symphonique
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Classical

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Maison symphonique
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Classical

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Maison symphonique
Fate of a Titan: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Classical

Fate of a Titan: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Maison symphonique
Nature Awakens: Beethoven’s “Pastoral”
Classical

Nature Awakens: Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Maison symphonique
Joy of Life: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Classical

Joy of Life: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Maison symphonique
Hope for a Better World: Beethoven's “Eroica”
Classical

Hope for a Better World: Beethoven's “Eroica”

Maison symphonique
Joy and Grandeur: The Ninth Symphony
Classical

Joy and Grandeur: The Ninth Symphony

Maison symphonique