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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

Classical Music of Middle East
Classical

Classical Music of Middle East

Piano Nobile
Beethoven and Brahms: Chamber Works for Clarinet
Classical

Beethoven and Brahms: Chamber Works for Clarinet

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Kent Nagano celebrates the great choruses of Wagner and Verdi
Classical

Kent Nagano celebrates the great choruses of Wagner and Verdi

Maison symphonique
Paul Lewis Plays Haydn and Brahms
Classical

Paul Lewis Plays Haydn and Brahms

Cinquième salle
Debussy and Gounod Quartets
Classical

Debussy and Gounod Quartets

Piano Nobile
Alexei Volodin plays chamber music with the OSM
Classical

Alexei Volodin plays chamber music with the OSM

Cinquième salle
Hungarian dance and folklore
Classical

Hungarian dance and folklore

Maison symphonique
Little Red Riding Hood
Classical

Little Red Riding Hood

Maison symphonique
Alexei Volodin plays Sleeping Beauty
Classical

Alexei Volodin plays Sleeping Beauty

Cinquième salle
Classical

Schumann and Chopin Romances

Salle Claude-Léveillée
The King of Cimbalom
Classical

The King of Cimbalom

Piano Nobile
Infinitely Bach
Classical

Infinitely Bach

Maison symphonique
Pierrot lunaire
Classical

Pierrot lunaire

Cinquième salle
Classical

The Solo Tuba Takes on Don Quixote

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Kent Nagano conducts the Viennese classics
Classical

Kent Nagano conducts the Viennese classics

Maison symphonique
Haydn’s “The Lark”
Classical

Haydn’s “The Lark”

Cinquième salle
Classical

An Unusual Trio: Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Laurel and Hardy: Organ and Film
Classical

Laurel and Hardy: Organ and Film

Maison symphonique
Classical

The Violin from Clara Schumann to Janáček

Piano Nobile
La Fontaine’s Fables
Classical

La Fontaine’s Fables

Cinquième salle
Marina Thibeault in recital
Classical

Marina Thibeault in recital

Salle Claude-Léveillée
The Romantic Flute
Classical

The Romantic Flute

Piano Nobile
Steve Hill’s Electrifying Return to the OSM
Classical

Steve Hill’s Electrifying Return to the OSM

Maison symphonique
Scenes from Bach and Schumann
Classical

Scenes from Bach and Schumann

Cinquième salle
Classical

Shostakovich and Mendelssohn Trios

Salle Claude-Léveillée
The Indispensable Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
Classical

The Indispensable Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique
Piano in the spotlight
Classical

Piano in the spotlight

Piano Nobile
Paul Lewis plays Mozart
Classical

Paul Lewis plays Mozart

Cinquième salle
Closing Concert: A Chorus of voices
Classical

Closing Concert: A Chorus of voices

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

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

Maison symphonique
OSM Pop - Les Cowboys Fringants
French song

OSM Pop - Les Cowboys Fringants

Maison symphonique
Beethoven’s “Eroica” and the brilliance of Mozart
Classical

Beethoven’s “Eroica” and the brilliance of Mozart

Maison symphonique
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
Classical

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Maison symphonique
Charles Richard-Hamelin plays the two Chopin concertos
Classical

Charles Richard-Hamelin plays the two Chopin concertos

Maison symphonique
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Tchaikovsky
Classical

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Tchaikovsky

Maison symphonique
Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony
Classical

Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony

Maison symphonique
A symphony of horror
Classical

A symphony of horror

Maison symphonique
Halloween Atmospheres
Classical

Halloween Atmospheres

Maison symphonique
The OSM and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights
Classical

The OSM and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights

Maison symphonique
Blake Pouliot plays The Sibelius Concerto
Classical

Blake Pouliot plays The Sibelius Concerto

Maison symphonique
Till Fellner in Mozart’s last piano concerto
Classical

Till Fellner in Mozart’s last piano concerto

Maison symphonique
The Adventures of Maestro Puss in boots
Classical

The Adventures of Maestro Puss in boots

Maison symphonique
Dvořák, Schubert and Schumann
Classical

Dvořák, Schubert and Schumann

Maison symphonique
Bach’s Mass in B minor
Classical

Bach’s Mass in B minor

Maison symphonique
Les jours de la semelle
Classical

Les jours de la semelle

Maison symphonique
Handel’s Messiah
Classical

Handel’s Messiah

Maison symphonique
The Artist, Live
Classical

The Artist, Live

Maison symphonique
Alain Lefèvre plays Tchaikosvky’s first concerto
Classical

Alain Lefèvre plays Tchaikosvky’s first concerto

Maison symphonique
Mahler’s fourth symphony
Classical

Mahler’s fourth symphony

Maison symphonique
Leif Ove Andsnes
Classical

Leif Ove Andsnes

Maison symphonique
Peter and the wolf
Classical

Peter and the wolf

Maison symphonique
Isabelle Demers: Symphonic France
Classical

Isabelle Demers: Symphonic France

Maison symphonique
Spring: Brahms’ First Symphony
Classical

Spring: Brahms’ First Symphony

Maison symphonique
Summer: Brahms’ Second Symphony
Classical

Summer: Brahms’ Second Symphony

Maison symphonique
Autumn: Brahms’ Third Symphony
Classical

Autumn: Brahms’ Third Symphony

Maison symphonique
Winter: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony
Classical

Winter: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Maison symphonique
Don Juan Symphonique
Musical

Don Juan Symphonique

Maison symphonique
Improv and organ
Classical

Improv and organ

Maison symphonique
South America according to the OSM
Classical

South America according to the OSM

Maison symphonique
The Rite of Spring
Classical

The Rite of Spring

Maison symphonique
Mozart according to Kent Nagano
Classical

Mozart according to Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique
Ravel and Stravinsky
Classical

Ravel and Stravinsky

Maison symphonique
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Classical

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Maison symphonique
Brahms’ German Requiem
Classical

Brahms’ German Requiem

Maison symphonique
OSM Pop - Michel Pagliaro
French song

OSM Pop - Michel Pagliaro

Maison symphonique
The Mozart Requiem
Classical

The Mozart Requiem

Maison symphonique
Bernard Labadie, Alexandre Tharaud and Mozart
Classical

Bernard Labadie, Alexandre Tharaud and Mozart

Maison symphonique
Mozart’s A Little Night Music
Classical

Mozart’s A Little Night Music

Maison symphonique
Long live La Môme: The Symphonic Piaf
French song

Long live La Môme: The Symphonic Piaf

Maison symphonique
Holst: The Planets
Classical

Holst: The Planets

Maison symphonique
Jean-Philippe Collard
Classical

Jean-Philippe Collard

Maison symphonique
Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams
Classical

Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams

Maison symphonique
Pinocchio
Classical

Pinocchio

Maison symphonique
Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto
Classical

Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique
Mahler’s Seventh Symphony and the TSO
Classical

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony and the TSO

Maison symphonique
Michael Tilson Thomas makes his Montreal debut
Classical

Michael Tilson Thomas makes his Montreal debut

Maison symphonique
Evgeni Kissin
Classical

Evgeni Kissin

Maison symphonique
Hector Berlioz: Closing Concert of the 85th Season
Classical

Hector Berlioz: Closing Concert of the 85th Season

Maison symphonique
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