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L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM)

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Address: Maison symphonique de Montreal | 1600 rue Saint-Urbain Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2X 0S1, Canada
Phone Number: 8888429951
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Jazz festival awaiting Wynton Marsalis + Jazz orchestra, Maison symphonique, Mtl

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

More then that you don`t get any better, true artistic performance that touches your every inch body soul heart there is no comparing the value that go behind the symphonic measures that make these beautiful instruments come to live.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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.

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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Staying in Quartier des Spectacles

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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, theaters, and exhibition centers 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.