Montreal Symphony House
|Montreal Symphony House|
Maison symphonique de Montréal
|Former names||Adresse symphonique|
|Address||1600, rue Saint-Urbain|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Construction started||May 2009|
|Completed||September 7, 2011|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Diamond and Schmitt Architects|
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.
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". 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. The instrument was a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais in memory of her husband, financier Paul Desmarais.
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maison symphonique de Montréal.|
- Site du Gouvernement du Québec (in French)
- Site officiel de l'Adresse symphonique (in French)
- Programmation Maison symphonique de Montréal (in French)