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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

OSM opens its season with a sophisticated Carmina Burana

By , 08 September 2016
*****
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Montreal

Britten's War Requiem makes for an heroic season's end for the OSM

By , 25 May 2016
*****
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Montreal

Petrenko delivers a spirited Mahler 1 in Montréal

By , 12 May 2016
****1
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano excites on eve of OSM's international tour

By , 10 March 2016
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Kristian Benedikt (Otello) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

Montreal's Otello ticks the boxes

By , 30 January 2016
****1
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Kathryn Lewek © Athole Still
Montreal

Montreal's Christmas Oratorio a little naughty, mostly nice

By , 16 December 2015
***11
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Montreal

OSM in gripping and intense performance of Dvořák’s Seventh

By , 02 December 2015
***11
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Musical monograms: Shostakovich's Tenth a highlight in Montréal

By , 28 November 2015
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano and Yefim Bronfman ‘go bold’ in Montréal

By , 19 November 2015
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Orchestral pyrotechnics in Montréal

By , 21 October 2015
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Ray Chen © Julian Hargreaves
Montreal

Sibelius, Rachmaninov plus Penderecki conducting in Montréal

By , 19 September 2015
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano and the OSM come up trumps in Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 September 2015
****1
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Montreal

Storgårds leads a Nordic journey in Montréal

By , 22 April 2015
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve Naāve-Ambrosie
Montreal

Lugansky and Mena Dazzle in Montréal

By , 28 March 2015
****1
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Kent Nagano © Benjamin Ealovega
Montreal

Montréal’s ‘Philip Glass Fever’ raises questions

By , 07 March 2015
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco | Sony Classical
Montreal

A spirited evening with Emanuel Ax in Montréal

By , 20 February 2015
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Joaquín Turina
Montreal

French Romanticism meets Spanish influence at Montreal's Musée des Beaux-Arts

By , 06 February 2015
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Kent Nagano © Benjamin Ealovega
Montreal

Bold and eclectic: Nagano commanding in Bartók in Montréal

By , 13 January 2015
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Philippe Sly © Adam Scotti | CAMI
Montreal

Andrew Megill leads a vocally dominating Messiah in Montréal

By , 09 December 2014
****1
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Montreal Symphony Orchestra like a well-groomed gentleman in Mozart and Saint-Saëns

By , 27 November 2014
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Miah Persson © Mina artistbilder
Montreal

Miah Persson transforms OSM Romantic Lieder concert into one of transfigured beauty

By , 20 November 2014
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© Koralie Deetjen-Woodward
Montreal

Castanets, contrasts and bursts of ecstasy: Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal shares the music of Spain

By , 06 November 2014
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James Conlon © Dan Steinberg for LA Opera
Montreal

The majesty of Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau revealed in Montreal

By , 30 April 2014
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Yuja Wang © Courtesy of Shuman Associates
Montreal

Yuja Wang sails through Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3

By , 26 April 2014
****1
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Karina Gauvin © Michael Slobodian
Montreal

Michel Plasson inspires the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Karina Gauvin in a program of French delights

By , 03 April 2014
****1
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Kent Nagano © B. Ealovega
Montreal

Nagano tackles three “monstres sacrés” in Montréal

By , 04 March 2014
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Chantale Nurse © Yves Renaud
Montreal

Porgy and Bess at the Opéra de Montréal

By , 25 January 2014
****1
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Beethoven's “lesser” symphonies with the OSM and Nagano

By , 09 January 2014
***11
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Kent Nagano conducting the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal © Felix Broede
Montreal

Montreal Bach Festival culminates with the B minor Mass

By , 06 December 2013
***11
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Jan Lisiecki
Montreal

Jan Lisiecki plays Schumann with Kazushi Ono and the OSM

By , 28 November 2013
****1
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Jacques Lacombe  ©  J.F. Bérubé
Montreal

Lacombe and the OSM in a quartet of engaging musical voyages

By , 20 November 2013
****1
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Montreal

An evening of art and music at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal

By , 30 October 2013
***11
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Joan of Arc, by Gaston Bussiere (1862–1928)
Montreal

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal season ends with Honneger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher

By , 28 May 2013
***11
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David Zinman  ©  Priska Ketterer
Montreal

Mahler's Fifth with David Zinman and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

By , 22 May 2013
****1
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Till Fellner  ©  Fran Kaufman
Montreal

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in Rossini, Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 16 April 2013
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Kent Nagano  ©  Felix Broede
Montreal

Nagano conducts Beethoven and Berg at the Maison Symhonique

By , 20 March 2013
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Kent Nagano conducting the OSM  ©  Felix Broede
Montreal

The human Requiem of Brahms with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

By , 14 March 2013
****1
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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ©  Wladimir Polak
Montreal

Rozhdestvensky's Tchaikovsky a hit in Montreal

By , 20 February 2013
****1
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Caroline Bleau and Marc Hervieux,  ©  Yves Renaud
Montreal

"The Bat" meets the burlesque: Die Fledermaus with L'Opéra de Montréal

By , 26 January 2013
****1
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Alain Lefèvre  ©  Caroline Bergeron
Montreal

Alain Lefèvre and Ludovic Morlot in concert with the OSM

By , 15 January 2013
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Montreal

Something different for Christmas: The OSM does Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ

By , 20 December 2012
****1
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Benjamin Britten At Crag House; photo by Roland Haupt © Britten–Pears Foundation
Montreal

Vasily Petrenko conducts the OSM in Barber and Shostakovich

By , 28 November 2012
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Kent Nagano  ©  Ben Ealovega
Montreal

Experimental programming: 100 metronomes at the Maison Symphonique

By , 20 November 2012
***11
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Karen Gomyo  ©  Gabrielle Revere
Montreal

Julian Kuerti and the OSM interpret Vivaldi, Longtin and Prokofiev

By , 10 October 2012
***11
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DJ Champion  ©  Peter Morneau
Montreal

Stravinsky, turntables and beer with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

By , 05 October 2012
***11
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James Conlon  ©  Dan Steinberg for LA Opera
Montreal

James Conlon and Gil Shaham with the Montréal Symphony

By , 27 September 2012
****1
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Kent Nagano  ©  Ben Ealovega
Montreal

The OSM open their season with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

By , 08 September 2012
****1
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John Brancy (Baritone, United States, 3rd Prize), Philippe Sly (Bass baritone, Canada, 1st Prize), O ©  Gunther Gamper
Montreal

Philippe Sly Hits the Jackpot in Montreal Voice Competition

By , 08 June 2012
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Kent Nagano  ©  Benjamin Eagolvea
Montreal

Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Cirque Éloize in Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé

By , 28 May 2012
***11
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Kent Nagano  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
Montreal

The Evolution of Musical Melodrama with Nagano and the Bavarian State Opera Soloists

By , 07 May 2012
***11
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