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L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM)

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Quartier des Spectacles
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Address: Maison symphonique de Montreal | 1600 rue Saint-Urbain Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2X 0S1, Canada
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+1 888-842-9951
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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My wife and I just went to a wonderful show on April 29, 2017 Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven The house is very new and just spectacular Unbelievable acoustics The performers were... read more

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Nelson BC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just went to a wonderful show on April 29, 2017 Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven The house is very new and just spectacular Unbelievable acoustics The performers were spot on the seats were very comfortable A wonderful way to spend an evening

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Maison symphonique de Montreal is located at Place des Arts in the Quartier des Spectacles on Rue Saint-Urbain. It is home to the L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM) and other groups. The OSM music is director Kent Nagano. Loved the wooden interior and the acoustics.

Thank Tsion A
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I had a high expectation as the reviews below were quite ravishing. But I was very much disappointed with the size of orchestra. Two cellos!! (Not to mention other instrument) I am just a simple music lover but the ratio of instruments are unbelievably inappropriate. Put aside the much bigger number of violins, there were four contrabass versus two cellos!!... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

The concert program suggested: "Immerse yourself in the Russian soul!" And that we did at the Place des Arts in Montreal featuring pianist Denis Matsuev and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Matsuev skillfully performed Prokofiev’s formidable Piano Concerto no. 2, followed by the symphony's rendering of Shostakovich’s dark humour and a selection of excerpts from Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina. The concert hall... More 

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

This orchestra hall for the Montreal symphony is breathtaking with the warmth of its wood walls and seats, made from Quebec beech wood, which has great acoustic properties, as well as being visually pleasing. It is designed to be a superior acoustic environment. Our latest experiences have been the summer symphony classical offerings directed by Kent Nagano, which offered short... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a wonderful concert hall and accomplished orchestra under the baton of the highly acclaimed Kent Nagano.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Program: Helene Grimaud performing Bartok's 3rd Piano Concerto, then Mahler's 5th. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. This is about as good as it gets, really. Oh, and we were literally in the front row, right in front of Helene. PRETTY INTENSE NIGHT!

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

When in Montreal you should find time to enjoy the Montreal symphony. The venue is state of the art and the musicians are amazing. After all Montreal is so much about arts and culture.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Audience awaiting Wynton Marsalis and Jazz orchestra during the Montreal Jazz festival. The Maison symphonique is a beautiful hall, wonderful sounds, not to be missed if you have a chance to hear any of the great artists who grace the stage! A true Montreal treat; all seats facing stage are excellent sight and sound lines.

Thank soleil806
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I bought 2 seats behind the stage and besides the a unique view, the sound was far poorer than the seats in front of the stage. Couldn't hear a thing that was being spoken on stage and the sound from the bands performance (Oliver Jones Trio) was muffled. I know for sure because I went and asked the concierge for... More 

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and exhibition centres are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.
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