Montreal Symphony House

The Montreal Symphony House (French: Maison symphonique de Montréal) is a concert hall in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Symphony House is located at the corner of de Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Saint Urbain Street, on the northeastern esplanade of Place des Arts in the Quartier des Spectacles.[1][2]

Montreal Symphony House
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Former namesAdresse symphonique
General information
Address1600, rue Saint-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2X 0S1
Coordinates45°30′33″N 73°34′01″W / 45.509257°N 73.566856°W / 45.509257; -73.566856
Construction startedMay 2009
CompletedSeptember 7, 2011
Design and construction
Architect(s)Jack Diamond
Architecture firmDiamond and Schmitt Architects
Main contractorSNC-Lavalin
The interior of the Montreal Symphony House.

Construction began in May 2009 and the concert hall was inaugurated September 7, 2011. Initial plans were to name the 1,900-seat venue "Adresse symphonique", however the Quebec government announced on opening day that the hall would be the "Maison symphonique".[3] The hall is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Orchestra, I Musici de Montreal, Les Violons du Roy and other classical music ensembles.

On May 24, 2014, the hall inaugurated a $4,000,000 organ (op.3900) by Casavant Frères. The four manual, 83 rank work contains 6,489 pipes.[4] The instrument was a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais in memory of her husband, financier Paul Desmarais.[2]

In 2014, SNC-Lavalin sold its concession rights in a deal worth some $77.6 million. SNC will continue to operate and maintain services for the owner, IA Financial Group, until 2038.[5]

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References edit

  1. ^ Heinrich, Jeff (June 2, 2012). "Quartier des Spectacles: Designed for one and all". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Peritz, Ingrid (May 29, 2014). "Four-storey organ a star in Montreal". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Tommasini, Anthony (September 7, 2011). "A Name for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra's New Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  4. ^ "The Organ at Maison Symphonique de Montréal". Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "SNC-Lavalin sells stake in Montreal concert hall for $77M". Canadian Manufacturing. October 2, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2017.

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