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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)

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

Legend and Poetry with Marc Hervieux and Kent Nagano
Classical

Legend and Poetry with Marc Hervieux and Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique
Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio
Classical

Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio

Piano Nobile
Makusham! Florent Vollant
Classical

Makusham! Florent Vollant

Cinquième salle
The Trombone by Ian Bousfield
Classical

The Trombone by Ian Bousfield

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Colours of India and of the Sitar
Classical

Colours of India and of the Sitar

Piano Nobile
Shostakovich’s Sole Piano Quintet
Classical

Shostakovich’s Sole Piano Quintet

Cinquième salle
The Incomparable Canadian Brass
Classical

The Incomparable Canadian Brass

Maison symphonique
Classical Music of India: “Morning Music”
Classical

Classical Music of India: “Morning Music”

Cinquième salle
Bach’s Majestic Cello Suite no. 1
Classical

Bach’s Majestic Cello Suite no. 1

Piano Nobile
Laureates of OSM Competition
Classical

Laureates of OSM Competition

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Play a Story with Sophie Cadieux!
Classical

Play a Story with Sophie Cadieux!

Cinquième salle
The Violin According to Blake Pouliot
Classical

The Violin According to Blake Pouliot

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Theorbo and Guitar in the Baroque Era
Classical

Theorbo and Guitar in the Baroque Era

Piano Nobile
Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence
Classical

Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence

Cinquième salle
A journey in style: Jazz, organ and beyond
Classical

A journey in style: Jazz, organ and beyond

Maison symphonique
Carte Blanche to the Double Bass
Classical

Carte Blanche to the Double Bass

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Recorders on the Run
Classical

Recorders on the Run

Piano Nobile
Encounters with the oboe
Classical

Encounters with the oboe

Salle Claude-Léveillée
Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt with Herbert Schuch
Classical

Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt with Herbert Schuch

Cinquième salle
Quartets by Haydn and Bartók
Classical

Quartets by Haydn and Bartók

Piano Nobile
The Extraordinary Vadim Repin in Recital
Classical

The Extraordinary Vadim Repin in Recital

Cinquième salle
Kent Nagano Conducts Bartók and Ravel
Classical

Kent Nagano Conducts Bartók and Ravel

Maison symphonique
Chopin, Poulenc and Ravel with Carter Johnson
Classical

Chopin, Poulenc and Ravel with Carter Johnson

Piano Nobile
Bach and Mendelssohn by the Borromeo Quartet
Classical

Bach and Mendelssohn by the Borromeo Quartet

Cinquième salle
Opera Soiree
Classical

Opera Soiree

Piano Nobile
Herbert Schuch Plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto
Classical

Herbert Schuch Plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique
A Chorus of voices
Classical

A Chorus of voices

Maison symphonique
Vivaldi Delirium!
Classical

Vivaldi Delirium!

Maison symphonique
Diane Dufresne: Un 75e symphonique
French song

Diane Dufresne: Un 75e symphonique

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony
Classical

Kent Nagano and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Maison symphonique
Anne-Sophie Mutter joue Beethoven
Classical

Anne-Sophie Mutter joue Beethoven

Maison symphonique
Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Schumann and Brahms
Classical

Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Schumann and Brahms

Maison symphonique
Denis Matsuev Meets Liszt and Stravinsky
Classical

Denis Matsuev Meets Liszt and Stravinsky

Maison symphonique
Sir András Schiff Performs and Conducts the OSM
Classical

Sir András Schiff Performs and Conducts the OSM

Maison symphonique
Une vie de héros de Richard Strauss
Classical

Une vie de héros de Richard Strauss

Maison symphonique
The Phantom of The Opera
Classical

The Phantom of The Opera

Maison symphonique
Wizards, Witches
Classical

Wizards, Witches

Maison symphonique
Edward Gardner and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances
Classical

Edward Gardner and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Maison symphonique
The TSO brings Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10
Classical

The TSO brings Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10

Maison symphonique
Tribute to Félix Leclerc
French song

Tribute to Félix Leclerc

Maison symphonique
Celebrating the career of Renée Claude: la mémoire du coeur
French song

Celebrating the career of Renée Claude: la mémoire du coeur

Maison symphonique
Alban Gerhardt and Dvořák’s Famous Cello Concerto
Classical

Alban Gerhardt and Dvořák’s Famous Cello Concerto

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano Conducts Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony
Classical

Kent Nagano Conducts Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony

Maison symphonique
Bach’s Luminous Christmas Oratorio
Classical

Bach’s Luminous Christmas Oratorio

Maison symphonique
Orgue et pain d'épices
Classical

Orgue et pain d'épices

Maison symphonique
Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart
Classical

Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart

Maison symphonique
Great Voices of Quebec Sing Christmas
Classical

Great Voices of Quebec Sing Christmas

Maison symphonique
The Vienna of Rossini and Schubert
Classical

The Vienna of Rossini and Schubert

Maison symphonique
Vienna in Waltz Time
Classical

Vienna in Waltz Time

Maison symphonique
Viennese Classicism
Classical

Viennese Classicism

Maison symphonique
Schubert’s Late Masterpieces
Classical

Schubert’s Late Masterpieces

Maison symphonique
Jan Lisiecki Meets Brahms
Classical

Jan Lisiecki Meets Brahms

Maison symphonique
Bach and Beethoven according to Buchbinder
Classical

Bach and Beethoven according to Buchbinder

Maison symphonique
Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”
Classical

Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

Maison symphonique
Symphonic Plamondon
French song

Symphonic Plamondon

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven
Classical

Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven

Maison symphonique
Daniil Trifonov Plays Beethoven and Prokofiev
Classical

Daniil Trifonov Plays Beethoven and Prokofiev

Maison symphonique
Matthias Pinscher et La mer de Debussy
Classical

Matthias Pinscher et La mer de Debussy

Maison symphonique
Orgue 'n' Roll
Classical

Orgue 'n' Roll

Maison symphonique
Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev
Classical

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Maison symphonique
Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush
Classical

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

Maison symphonique
Kavakos and Bringuier: An Exceptional Duo!
Classical

Kavakos and Bringuier: An Exceptional Duo!

Maison symphonique
Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt
Classical

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique
Music, fashion and movement
Classical

Music, fashion and movement

Maison symphonique
Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s Violin Concerto
Classical

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s Violin Concerto

Maison symphonique
Classical

À la découverte de l'OSM

Maison symphonique
IAM + OSM
Pop / Jazz / Rock

IAM + OSM

Maison symphonique
Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Classical

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique
The boléro and other spanish influences
Classical

The boléro and other spanish influences

Maison symphonique
The world-famous concierto de Aranjuez
Classical

The world-famous concierto de Aranjuez

Maison symphonique
Bach and Glass at the Organ
Classical

Bach and Glass at the Organ

Maison symphonique
Visitors, music by Philip Glass
Classical

Visitors, music by Philip Glass

Maison symphonique
Patricia Petibon sings Shéhérazade
Classical

Patricia Petibon sings Shéhérazade

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem
Classical

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique
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