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The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal announces its 2017/18 season

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal is delighted to announce its 2017/18 season. The twelfth concert season with Music Director Kent Nagano at the helm, it 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” Kent Nagano, Music Director

On the heels of the introduction of 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. Another highlight of this festival will be the performances of Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9 on 1 and 2 June 2018. For further information about the festival please click here.

To add to their recordings together the OSM and Kent Nagano have also included the full Beethoven symphonies released on the label Analekta between 2008 and 2014. For further information please click here.

On the occasion of 150 years Canadian Confederation a new work, Blood Line by Canadian composer Matthew Rickett will be premiered in December 2017, commissioned by the OSM to celebrate this anniversary.

In April 2018 the OSM will present a Nordic Festival with works by Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen and others.

The orchestra will also present sacred music including;  Bach’s Magnificat, Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Saint-Saëns‘ Christmas Oratorio.

Guests in the 2017/18 season will include: Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, Maurizio Pollini, Vasily Petrenko, Juanjo Mena and Lionel Bringuier.

For further information about the new season, programs and concert dates please visit the OSM website by clicking here