The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has announced its seaon 2017/18. It will be the twelfth concert season of Music Director Kent Nagano, which promises to be very diverse, including 60 concert programs and 105 concerts.

“Classical music reminds us that, even as times change, the human spirit demonstrates a remarkable constancy” states Music Director Kent Nagano.

On the heels of his initiating the Musique aux enfants program, which was brought to life in November 2016, the OSM and its Music Director present a 2017/18 season imbued with humanism. On 12 and 13 December 2017 Bach’s Magnificat will be performed together with children from the Musique aux enfants- Project.

Mahler‘s Symphony No. 8 (“Symphony of a Thousand”) will be the season’s prelude (19 and 21 September 2017) and a Beethoven festival with all nine symphonies will finalize the season. Highlight of this festival will be the performances of Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9 on 1 and 2 June 2018. Find further information about the festival here.

The OSM and Kent Nagano have recorded all Beethoven symphonies at the label Analekta between 2008 and 2014.

On the occasion of 150 years Canadian Confideration the new work Blood Line by Canadian composer Matthew Rickett will be premiered in December 2017, commissioned by the OSM to celebrate the Confideration anniversary. In April 2018 the OSM will present a Nordic Festival with works by Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen and others.

And also sacral music can be witnessed during the season: Next to Bach’s Magnificat, the Verdi Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass in c minor and Saint-Saëns‘ Christmas Oratorio will be performed.

Guests in season 2017/18 will be among others violinists Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, pianists Yuja Wang, Maurizio Pollini, conductors Vasily Petrenko, Juanjo Mena and Lionel Bringuier.


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