The OSM appoints Kent Nagano Conductor Emeritus (February 2021)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) is pleased and proud to announce that today, Kent Nagano receives the honorary title of Conductor Emeritus of the Orchestra. Appointed by the Board of Directors, he becomes the third Music Director of the OSM to receive this recognition after Wilfrid Pelletier and Zubin Mehta.

It is with deep feeling and great pride that I welcome the decision by the OSM’s Board of Directors to appoint me Conductor Emeritus of this great Orchestra. I am deeply moved by this decision. I wish to thank Lucien Bouchard, Madeleine Careau, all other members of the Board of Directors, as well as all my brilliant OSM colleagues for this honour, which even further strengthens my attachment toward Montreal and the province of Quebec.” — KENT NAGANOREAD MORE

Rafael Payare with the Orchestre symphonoique de Montréal (January 2021)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal announces a series of five new concerts to be broadcast on OSM.CA between January 19 and April 13, 2021. The first two concerts will give the audience an opportunity to better acquaint themselves with Rafael Payare, the Orchestra’s recently appointed music director for the 2022-2023 season. The maestro will be joined alternately by pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

More information can be found here.

OSM announces Rafael Payare as new Music Director (January 2021)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) announced today that Rafael Payare will become its next Music Director, effective from the 2022-2023 season for a minimum of five years. Mr. Payare assumes the position of Music Director Designate from September 1, 2021, taking over from Kent Nagano, who held the position of Music Director from 2006 to 2020.READ MORE

THE OSM AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE – Unveiling of fall concerts 2020 (August 2020)

As gatherings of up to 250 people are now permitted in Quebec, the OSM is delighted to be gradually reconnecting with its worldwide audience at the Maison symphonique, beginning in September

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is excited to unveil its fall programming. Despite the events of the last months and the necessity to adapt to new circumstances, the OSM has been hard at work to offer concerts beginning on September 11, many of which will be available in digital format.


Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal release new recording (June 2020)

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano released Krzysztof Penderecki’s St Luke Passion with BIS-Records on 6 June 2020 – this SACD was recorded on the opening night of the prestigious Felsenreitschule Salzburg Festival in July of 2018. The renowned polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who regretfully passed away in March 2020, was present in the audience the evening of the Salzburg concert.READ MORE

“Merci Maestro” for Kent Nagano (January 2020)

Share your best memories with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in the current “Merci Maestro!” campaign to honour his last season as Music Director of the orchestra. You can submit your personal message here.

Kent Nagano and the OSM – “Tour of the Americas” (October 2019)

From 1 to 15 October 2019, Kent Nagano and the orchestra will go on an extensive tour through Latin America, including Sao Paolo, Rio de Janiero, Buenos Aires, finishing at the Chicago Symphony Center on 15 October with the following program: Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff (soloist Denis Matsuev) and Bartok.

Find more information here.