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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
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful music and beautiful venue

I was able to get a seat in the upper part of the main section. In addition to the performance there was a lecture, however most of it was in French so I could not understand... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
Tami N
Warsaw, Indiana
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

When I went with a group, we did a tour of the symphony house. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the symphony house. The building is beautiful and has amazing acoustics! The actual show that we saw was a bit strange. Modern organ music and interpretive dance. The show was very well put together and though I... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I was able to get a seat in the upper part of the main section. In addition to the performance there was a lecture, however most of it was in French so I could not understand most of what was being said. The venue was lovely though, and as music lovers know, well executed music transcends all language barriers.

Thank Tami N
Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This was the third time I attended a concert at the Maison de la Symphonie and every time, it's a breath taking experience! It's worth noting that the acoustics are so great that you don't have to buy the most expensive tickets to have a great experience, you can buy the 50$ tickets and still have a great show.

Thank MissAlexx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I was fortunate to witness the OSM perform with Philip Glass from a great vantage point: Right behind and above the orchestra. I personally know a member in the Orchestra and I know that they work hard and strive for perfection. The presentation was very moving. The politeness of the staff, the environment, the beautiful architecture and acoustics made this... More 

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Las Rozas, Spain
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Beautiful music, great venue... I would go to every single concert of the OSM if I could. If you like quality music, you should check the many concerts they give, its worth it. Sometimes, they even make concerts with pop artist such as Mika...

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Amazing musical quality in an even more amazing setting. La Maison Symphonique is a must see (and "must-listen") experience. Incredible virtuosity of orchestra coupled to flawless conducting by Maestro Kent Nagano. DO NOT MISS this on your trip to Montreal! Also in the heart of dowtown, where all the action is!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Fantastic hall, extraordinady acoustic, The wood used for construction of this hall creates a peaceful atmosphere. I highly recommand this hall.

Thank ethazur
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This is one of those places you have to visit when in Montreal. The simple elegance of the architecture, and the amazing acoustics make the Maison Symphonique one of the best music halls in the world for classical music. I've been here a few times with my family, and I must tell you when the music starts, you here beauty... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Dittos to all who have previously raved about the symphony at Christmas. We, too, were lucky to get seats for what was a wonderful performance in a spectacular venue. I would go back for this symphony any time at almost any price.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

What a treat to listen to the OSM in the Maison symphonique. I cannot think of a better place to enjoy Christmas music with a conductor of the calibre of Kent Nagano.

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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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