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

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

Bruno Pelletier gets carte blanche

Maison symphonique
Stravinsky’s The Firebird
Classical

Stravinsky’s The Firebird

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
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Mozart's Great Mass

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner
Classical

Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner

Maison symphonique
Maurizio Pollini
Classical

Maurizio Pollini

Maison symphonique
Alain Lefèvre plays André Mathieu
Classical

Alain Lefèvre plays André Mathieu

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

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
The Mysterious Metamorphosis of  Mr. and Mrs. Tacet
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
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Classical

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
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