Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

  • The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in concert in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 1, 2019.

    Photo: OSM Foundation

  • Rafael Payare, Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

    Photo: Alexandra Soum

  • Rafael Payare and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in the Maison symphonique.

    Photo: Alexandra Soum


100+ recordings, which have earned the OSM some 50 national and international awards

50+ tours in Canada and the Americas, as well as in Europe and Asia

100,000+ views of online concerts

The seasons of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

A leading cultural ambassador for Montréal and a pillar of its artistic heritage, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (the "OSM") is a prestigious Québec institution with a well-established international reputation. Since its creation in 1934, world-renowned conductors—including Wilfrid Pelletier, Zubin Mehta, and Kent Nagano—have helmed the orchestra’s artistic direction and contributed to its fame. The 2021–2022 season now sees internationally famous conductor Rafael Payare take up the baton as the OSM’s Music Director.

Established in 2009, the OSM Foundation serves to secure the OSM’s future and its worldwide reputation, as well as develop and maintain its activities in the community. Keenly aware of the power of music and the orchestra’s role as a community educator, particularly among young people, Power Corporation and several of its operating companies are long-time supporters of the OSM and the OSM Foundation.

The funds contributed to the OSM Foundation annually are in the main earmarked for promoting its profile beyond Canada’s borders. They help finance tours and dates outside the Maison symphonique, as well as enable the OSM to invite, every year, a number of the world’s leading soloists and conductors. The Foundation also enables the recording and broadcast of concerts online in order to make classical music more accessible to everyone—something that we, at Power Corporation, care very deeply about.


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