The OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree Festival presents

 Vadim Repin plays the Symphonie Espagnol

First in a series of French masterpieces inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole was enthusiastically received at its premiere. It was written for the virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, and is performed this evening by the dazzling Vadim Repin, renowned for the passion and poetry he instills in his playing.

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lalo Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Vadim Repin
Vadim Repin, violin
Kent Nagano, conductor

For tickets and information:  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112


OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree Festival

On behalf of the OSM, our many guest artists, collaborators and organisers, welcome to our summer classical music festival in Montreal. Now in its third season, the event has expanded to take place over three days, offering a greater variety of concerts and guest artists, but retaining the signature of short presentations in a casual and festive summer setting.
Following on the heels of the OSM’s outdoor concert at the Olympic Park, the OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree Festival transforms Place des Arts into a bustling hub of classical music performances and activities. With more than 30 concerts in four separate venues, featuring orchestral, chamber, solo and choral performances, attendees can tailor an experience to match their own tastes and interests. Many collaborations and concerts await to be discovered, offering a broad repertoire from Bach to Bernstein. Free activities and demonstrations take place throughout the Place des Arts between concerts for those who prefer a more leisurely pace, while others may find themselves enthusiastically rushing between venues to catch as many concerts as possible.
This year again as is now our tradition, great masters from one generation will meet the next generation of young masters — current rising stars and talents and established international performers from our own community and abroad make music together on the many stages of the Classical Spree. To name a few of our guests, Canadian artists Marc-André Hamelin, Marc Hervieux and Russell Braun are joined by the great Russian violinist Vadim Repin and young German violinist Veronika Eberle. Quebecois singer Pierre Lapointe teams up with OSM organist in residence Jean-Willy Kunz to collaborate on a concert featuring the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.
Kent NaganoOffering musical experiences to a broad and diverse audience is a special role that the OSM takes very much to heart. As musical ambassadors for all Montrealers, we deeply value the opportunity to reach an ever-growing audience of experienced and potential music lovers. Please join us in our annual summer celebration of great classical music at the OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree Festival.

Kent Nagano

For more information on the festival, including the full schedule:  514-842-9951 or 1-888 842-9951

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