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

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
Pop / Jazz / Rock

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
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Maison symphonique
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
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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
Kent Nagano celebrates the great choruses of Wagner and Verdi
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Kent Nagano celebrates the great choruses of Wagner and Verdi

Maison symphonique
The Hungarian folklore of Brahms and Bartók
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The Hungarian folklore of Brahms and Bartók

Maison symphonique
Tchaikovsky’s celebrated piano concerto
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Tchaikovsky’s celebrated piano concerto

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

Maison symphonique
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Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Maison symphonique
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Charles Richard-Hamelin plays the two Chopin concertos

Maison symphonique
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Christoph Eschenbach conducts Tchaikovsky

Maison symphonique
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Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony

Maison symphonique
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A symphony of horror

Maison symphonique
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Halloween Atmospheres

Maison symphonique
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The OSM and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights

Maison symphonique
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Blake Pouliot plays The Sibelius Concerto

Maison symphonique
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Till Fellner in Mozart’s last piano concerto

Maison symphonique
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The Adventures of Maestro Puss in boots

Maison symphonique
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Dvořák, Schubert and Schumann

Maison symphonique
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Bach’s Mass in B minor

Maison symphonique
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Les jours de la semelle

Maison symphonique
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Handel’s Messiah

Maison symphonique
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The Artist, Live

Maison symphonique
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Alain Lefèvre plays Tchaikosvky’s first concerto

Maison symphonique
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Mahler’s fourth symphony

Maison symphonique
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Leif Ove Andsnes

Maison symphonique
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Peter and the wolf

Maison symphonique
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Isabelle Demers: Symphonic France

Maison symphonique
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Spring: Brahms’ First Symphony

Maison symphonique
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Summer: Brahms’ Second Symphony

Maison symphonique
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Autumn: Brahms’ Third Symphony

Maison symphonique
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Winter: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony

Maison symphonique
Don Juan Symphonique
Musical

Don Juan Symphonique

Maison symphonique
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Improv and organ

Maison symphonique
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South America according to the OSM

Maison symphonique
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The Rite of Spring

Maison symphonique
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Mozart according to Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique
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Ravel and Stravinsky

Maison symphonique
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Anne-Sophie Mutter

Maison symphonique
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Brahms’ German Requiem

Maison symphonique
OSM Pop - Michel Pagliaro
French song

OSM Pop - Michel Pagliaro

Maison symphonique
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The Mozart Requiem

Maison symphonique
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Bernard Labadie, Alexandre Tharaud and Mozart

Maison symphonique
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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
Classical

Holst: The Planets

Maison symphonique
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Jean-Philippe Collard

Maison symphonique
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Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams

Maison symphonique
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Pinocchio

Maison symphonique
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Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique
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Mahler’s Seventh Symphony and the TSO

Maison symphonique
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Michael Tilson Thomas makes his Montreal debut

Maison symphonique
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Evgeni Kissin

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

Maison symphonique
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