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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

OSM / Symphony of a Thousand dress rehearsal open to the public



Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand

Dress rehearsal open to the public on September 8 at 7 p.m.

Montreal, June 25, 2008 – In light of the strong demand for the two performances of Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand (September 9 and 10), the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal announces that the dress rehearsal for this concert will be open to the public, on September 8 at 7 p.m. in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. Tickets can be obtained right away at www.osm.ca or by dialing 514-842-9951.

Maestro Kent Nagano and the Symphony of a Thousand are launching the OSM’s 75th season. A performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is never just a concert: it marks an event, a special occasion. The work is known as “Symphony of a Thousand” in recognition of the forces involved at its premiere in 1910. Two mixed choruses, a boys’ chorus, a girls’ chorus, eight soloists, an extra brass section stationed offstage and a gigantic orchestra!

The Symphony of a Thousand marked the 50th anniversary of the OSM in 1984, when the Orchestra played it at the Montreal Forum. With more than 400 musicians on stage, this colossal and majestic work with its joyous and visionary message is especially appropriate to launch the celebrations of the OSM’s 75th season.

What: Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand conducted by Kent Nagano

Dress rehearsal open to the public

When: September 8 at 7 p.m.

Where: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts

Tickets: www.osm.ca or 514-842-9951

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is presented by Hydro-Québec

in association with National Bank


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