Founded in 1934 by a group of devoted music lovers, with the backing of the Québec Government, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is one of the major cultural organizations of the city whose name it bears with pride.
The excellence of the OSM has been demonstrated in the course of over 40 national and international tours. The Orchestra has toured in Asia nine times, visiting Japan on eight of those, and has toured Europe on ten occasions and South America twice. The OSM has also performed at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals. Moreover, from 1982 to 2004 the Orchestra has been an almost annual visitor to Carnegie Hall, where it played to packed houses. The March 8, 2008 concert marked the Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut under Maestro Nagano, and they embarked on a multi-city tour of Japan and South Korea in April of that same year. Their April 2009 European tour marked the Orchestra’s first multi-city tour of the continent in 10 years ... read full bio