The OSM inaugurates a brand new venue in Place des Arts: the Espace OSM

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Starting January 31, the general public will be able to discover the Espace OSM at Place des Arts, an entirely free space that will allow them to retrace the OSM’s rich history through various events and ephemeral installations.

With the Espace OSM, the general public will be able to experience the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal beyond the concert hall. Before each concert, discover the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and classical music in a different way, through different interactive and immersive zones.

The vibrant heart, located in the center of the Espace OSM, will feature interactive projects and various temporary installations by local creators. This immersive, modular and removable zone will broadcast digital or audiovisual works about the Orchestra, classical music or other music-related art forms.

In addition, the OSM, in partnership with BMO, will also offer a virtual reality experience, immersing the audience in the heart of the OSM while its musicians perform an excerpt from Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15.

Also, a wall dedicated to the OSM’s vast journey will tell the Orchestra’s story by decade, with additional information (photos, videos, excerpts from archival interviews, etc.) on iPads available to visitors. A more intimate space, the atrium, will allow the public to watch excerpts from OSM concerts and other ensembles on different platforms, including

To complete the experience, many archival elements will be found on the walls surrounding the screen. A news bulletin board will broadcast videos and various content in line with OSM news as well as content on upcoming concerts. The listening area will invite visitors to enjoy a selection of the OSM’s very rich discography through various thematic listening lists of recordings designed by the OSM and to continue listening at home on Spotify.

Finally, the showcase will allow all passers-by of Place des Arts to see some of the OSM prizes that are on display.

From 31 January