Summer in the City with the OSM

Surprise performances near you!

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has always been an essential part of the great tradition of summer festivities in Montreal. This summer is no exception!

This summer, the OSM will once again make music resounds throughout the city, at the invitation of several Montreal boroughs.

Fun and conviviality are the order of the day with OSM Summer in the City, where small ensembles of musicians come together to present close to 60 outdoor surprise performances. Whether in the parks, at the foot of emblematic monuments or in the Greater Montreal’s long term care institutions, musicians of the OSM will meet every week to form small ensembles, offering the public impromptu musical performances with the aim of bringing Montreal back to life while serving the better good. In collaboration with the City of Montreal and its boroughs, as well as with the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (the city’s municipal housing office) and Montreal’s 5 CIUSSS (university health and social services centres).

Summer in the CityThe OSM also joins forces with several of Montreal’s cultural institutions with the participation of a host of Quebec artists,to offer citizens a melding of classical music with several other performance arts, such as dance, circus, and literature, among others. These unique performances feature an awaited association between dancer-choreographer Louise Lecavalier and the OSM’s Associate Principal Cello Anna Burden. Music and literature intertwine with Sophie Cadieux and Mani Soleymanlou, thanks to the collaboration of the Festival international de la littérature (FIL). And for the first time ever, the Orchestra joins MONTRÉAL PRESQUE COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE, A TOHU festival, where circus artists and two ensembles of OSM musicians make short pop-up appearances for passers-by. Culture lives again in our neighbourhoods!

All these events respect social distancing standards in place. Health and safety remain our priority!

Keep an eye on the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal social networks to find out which borough will be honored each week. The exact locations will, however, remain a surprise!