17/05/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Quebec’s top classical talent will brilliantly shine in this grand concert where the OCM welcomes some of the greatest musicians of our province. Harpist Valérie Milot and flautist Nadia Labrie showcase their nuanced understanding of Mozart in the Concerto for Flute and Harp. Young pianist Élizabeth Pion commands the stage with Haydn’s Piano Concerto. Twin […]
28/04/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Bright vocal and orchestral colours will prevail at this concert of some of Handel’s most virtuosic arias interpreted by the renowned soprano Karina Gauvin. The Baroque melodies will be interspersed with works by two Montréal-based composers: the atmospheric compositions of Dutch-Canadian Jaap Nico Hamburger as well as the euphonious Arabesque by Alexander Brott, the latter […]
09/03/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Bizet’s opera depicts love, obsession and jealousy, and is one of the most popular operas ever written! The OCM presents this staged and abridged version of Carmen featuring the four principal characters: mezzo-soprano Lebanese-Canadian Julie Nesrallah as Carmen, Mexican-Canadian tenor Ernesto Ramirez as Don José, African-Canadian soprano Suzanne Taffot as Micaëla, and Quebec baritone Hugo […]
08/03/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Bizet’s opera depicts love, obsession and jealousy, and is one of the most popular operas ever written! The OCM presents this staged and abridged version of Carmen featuring the four principal characters: mezzo-soprano Lebanese-Canadian Julie Nesrallah as Carmen, Mexican-Canadian tenor Ernesto Ramirez as Don José, African-Canadian soprano Suzanne Taffot as Micaëla, and Quebec baritone Hugo […]
15/02/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – The steppes of Eastern Europe have historically given rise to some of the most emotionally rich works of classical music. The OCM is proud to present the world premiere of Ukrainian-Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko’s work for string orchestra, entitled Kurelek’s Gallery, which was inspired by the paintings by the eponymous Ukrainian-Canadian painter, William Kurelek. Czech […]
07/12/2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Join us for this beloved OCM annual holiday tradition as we fill the basilica of Saint-Joseph’s Oratory with the comfort and joy of Handel’s richly expressive oratorio. Conductors Boris Brott and Xavier Brossard-Ménard a wonderful quartet of soloists: soprano Jacqueline Woodley, mezzo-soprano Marie-Andrée Mathieu, tenor Antoine Bélanger, bass-baritone Neil Craighead, and the choir Les Rugissants […]
23/11/2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Enjoy an evening of intercultural musical storytelling, featuring the world premiere of Anishnaabe composer Barbara Croall’s work Gwekaanmat for string orchestra and pipigwan (Anishnaabe flute) in which Ms. Croall will perform on the Pipigwan herself. Discover the exoticism of Ravel’s Shéhérazade in a special arrangement by resident arranger, François Vallières featuring Quebec’s star Mezzo-Soprano Julie […]
09/11/2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – The OCM is proud to open its 82nd season with internationally renowned pianist Sara Davis Buechner, “a formidable soloist, bringing depth, eloquence, and gleeful technical assurance” (New York Times). The OCM & Buechner will dazzle in Beethoven’s expressive and sensitive Piano Concerto no. 3. Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 11 round-out […]
07/06/2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – We close our 80th anniversary season with Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony. Dedicated to the composer’s 250th anniversary, join us for this celebratory concert featuring over 200 performers on stage.
24/05/2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Italian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera won the hearts of Montrealers in 2017, when he took the People’s Choice Award at the Montreal International Musical Competition, as well as the 2nd prize. Guarrera joins the orchestra for an exhilarating afternoon of music by Beethoven and Alexander Brott.
08/03/2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Join us for a swinging afternoon of jazz standards and Broadway favourites including music by Weill, Legrand, Gershwin and Sondheim. Also on the programme, a wonderful work by Montreal composer Airat Ichmouratov for klezmer clarinet and string orchestra.
16/02/2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Experience the glory and elegance of 19th century Vienna in this sumptuous afternoon of music by legendary composers Strauss Jr. and Lehár. The brilliant international soprano Aline Kutan joins the orchestra to perform some of the best known operetta arias.
08/12/2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Hallelujah! Handel’s beloved masterpiece returns with an outstanding quartet of soloists, in the Crypt Church of Saint Joseph’s Oratory. A multitude of choral voices join the orchestra to proclaim the start of the holiday season.
03/11/2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The famous Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal perform Vivaldi’s joyous choral work Gloria. The varied concert also features the Bach-Busoni piano concerto with Anne-Marie Dubois, and a dramatic work by Canadian composer Vania Angelova.
06/10/2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Enjoy the majestic sounds of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique of the Maison symphonique, in collaboration with the Canadian International Organ Festival. Acclaimed organists Jean-Willy Kunz and Alcée Chriss will enrich this evening of grand sound & grand repertoire.
15/09/2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – The OCM & the historic Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, Canada’s oldest congregation, present an eclectic program from Bloch to Bernstein. Israeli cellist Shulamit Sarid and OCM’s concertmaster Marc Djokic will be the featured soloists.
23/09/2019 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – OCM’s annual Benefit Gala pays hommage to the memory of the incomparable Joseph Rouleau (1929-2019). This evening will honour the opera star & fierce champion of the arts with an opera soirée. Proceeds from this event go to OCM’s education and mentorship programs.