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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

Hilary Hahn et l'OSM dans le Concerto de Dvorák
Classical

Hilary Hahn et l'OSM dans le Concerto de Dvorák

Maison symphonique
Sibelius Hero, Beethoven Resplendent
Classical

Sibelius Hero, Beethoven Resplendent

Maison symphonique
Brahms’ Romani Accents
Classical

Brahms’ Romani Accents

Maison symphonique
The Tricolour Organ and Piano
Classical

The Tricolour Organ and Piano

Maison symphonique
Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime's Quest for Freedom
Classical

Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime's Quest for Freedom

Maison symphonique
The OSM Joins Forces with Bell Orchestre
Classical

The OSM Joins Forces with Bell Orchestre

Maison symphonique
Tributes and Promising Futures
Classical

Tributes and Promising Futures

Maison symphonique
Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius
Classical

Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius

Maison symphonique
La poste du paradis
Classical

La poste du paradis

Maison symphonique
Hervé Niquet and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ
Classical

Hervé Niquet and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ

Maison symphonique
Rafael Payare and the Lyricism of Bruckner
Classical

Rafael Payare and the Lyricism of Bruckner

Maison symphonique
Youth and Creativity: From Mozart to the OSM Competition
Classical

Youth and Creativity: From Mozart to the OSM Competition

Maison symphonique
Brahms and Mahler: Between Hope and Resignation
Classical

Brahms and Mahler: Between Hope and Resignation

Maison symphonique
Zubin Mehta: A Return to the OSM and Wagner
Classical

Zubin Mehta: A Return to the OSM and Wagner

Maison symphonique
Les rythmes irrésistibles de Bartók et Beethoven
Classical

Les rythmes irrésistibles de Bartók et Beethoven

Maison symphonique
From the Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic Accents
Classical

From the Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic Accents

Maison symphonique
Intersecting Echoes from the New World
Classical

Intersecting Echoes from the New World

Maison symphonique
Michael Tilson Thomas : monumental
Classical

Michael Tilson Thomas : monumental

Maison symphonique
Michael Tilson Thomas: Dreamer
Classical

Michael Tilson Thomas: Dreamer

Maison symphonique
The OSM to the Hip-Hop beat
Classical

The OSM to the Hip-Hop beat

Maison symphonique
Classical

The Hunchback of Notre Dame : the Movie

Maison symphonique
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
Classical

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

Maison symphonique
Russian Concertos and French Tone Poems
Classical

Russian Concertos and French Tone Poems

Maison symphonique
IAM + OSM
Pop / Jazz / Rock

IAM + OSM

Maison symphonique
From Mozart to Shostakovich: Humanity in Movement
Classical

From Mozart to Shostakovich: Humanity in Movement

Maison symphonique
Brahms and Nielsen: Vigour, Virtuosity, Vitality
Classical

Brahms and Nielsen: Vigour, Virtuosity, Vitality

Maison symphonique
Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth Symphony
Classical

Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth Symphony

Maison symphonique
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