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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

Matthias Pintscher et La mer de Debussy
Classical

Matthias Pintscher et La mer de Debussy

Maison symphonique
The organ from Pink Floyd to Zappa
Classical

The organ from Pink Floyd to Zappa

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
Rachmaninoff’s Sublime Symphony no. 2
Classical

Rachmaninoff’s Sublime Symphony no. 2

Maison symphonique
Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt
Classical

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique
Finley and Thibaudet Revisit Schumann and Ravel
Classical

Finley and Thibaudet Revisit Schumann and Ravel

Maison symphonique
Kent Nagano conducts: Music, Fashion and Movement
Classical

Kent Nagano conducts: Music, Fashion and Movement

Maison symphonique
Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s Violin Concerto
Classical

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s Violin Concerto

Maison symphonique
Children’s corner: Symphonic, the Orchestra!
Classical

Children’s corner: Symphonic, the Orchestra!

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
From Zarathustra to The Firebird
Classical

From Zarathustra to The Firebird

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

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique
Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
Classical

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique
Chaakapesh: from Kuujjuaq to Montreal
Classical

Chaakapesh: from Kuujjuaq to Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Kent Nagano conducts Mozart and Liszt
Classical

Kent Nagano conducts Mozart and Liszt

Maison symphonique
Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano celebrate Beethoven
Classical

Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano celebrate Beethoven

Maison symphonique
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