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 the Montrealer 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 place of prominence on the international scene under the direction of Charles Dutoit (1977–2002), owing notably to important tours and fine recordings. From 2006 to 2020, Kent Nagano took the helm of the OSM, inaugurating the Maison symphonique, the Orchestra’s home venue, as well as the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Conductor Rafael Payare succeeded him in 2021 as Music Director Designate and fulfills his first complete programming with the 2022–2023 season.

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.

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Events

Rafael Payare and Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony
Classical

Rafael Payare and Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony

Maison symphonique
Irresistible Spain
Classical

Irresistible Spain

Maison symphonique
Rafael Payare and Shostakovich’s Awe-Inspiring Symphony No. 8
Classical

Rafael Payare and Shostakovich’s Awe-Inspiring Symphony No. 8

Maison symphonique
The OSM Welcomes the Orchestre de Paris
Classical

The OSM Welcomes the Orchestre de Paris

Maison symphonique
Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant
Classical

Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant

Maison symphonique
Organ Essentials with Ken Cowan
Classical

Organ Essentials with Ken Cowan

Maison symphonique
Masaaki Suzuki and Bach’s St John Passion
Classical

Masaaki Suzuki and Bach’s St John Passion

Maison symphonique
Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony No. 3 with Kent Nagano
Classical

Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony No. 3 with Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique
Juanjo Mena Conducts Debussy and Ginastera
Classical

Juanjo Mena Conducts Debussy and Ginastera

Maison symphonique
Beethoven's Poetic Fourth Piano Concerto
Classical

Beethoven's Poetic Fourth Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique
Zimmermann and Brahms’ Masterful Violin Concerto
Classical

Zimmermann and Brahms’ Masterful Violin Concerto

Maison symphonique
Emily D'Angelo and the TSO at the Maison Symphonique
Classical

Emily D'Angelo and the TSO at the Maison Symphonique

Maison symphonique
The Double Concerto for Two Pianos by Glass
Classical

The Double Concerto for Two Pianos by Glass

Maison symphonique
The OSM Applauds Patrick Norman’s 55-Year Career
Classical

The OSM Applauds Patrick Norman’s 55-Year Career

Maison symphonique
Stravinsky and Ravel on the Organ
Classical

Stravinsky and Ravel on the Organ

Maison symphonique
The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns
Classical

The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

Maison symphonique
Charlebois Symphonique: An Epic Celebration with the OSM!
Classical

Charlebois Symphonique: An Epic Celebration with the OSM!

Maison symphonique

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