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Donate to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal


The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is a premier cultural institution and one of the leading orchestras of the world.

A not-for-profit organisation, the OSM generates over 60% of its budget as earned revenue – which includes individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, and ticket sales. The development team is striving to exceed its 2017-2018 fundraising goal of $3,000,000.00.

Thank you for supporting your Orchestra by contributing to the Friends of the OSM and Honour Circle campaigns, to the benefit events or even by making a charitable bequest.

Thank you for your generosity!

Each gift contributes to the success of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal : be part of the Friends of the OSM and make a difference!

Donate between $25 and $1999 today and benefit from exclusive privileges giving you a unique access to your Orchestra.

Thank you dear Friends of the OSM!

FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON, HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $600,000 by supporting:

OSM Youth Concerts and Children’s Corner

Your donation will make it possible for entire families to enjoy classical works by helping us present, in particular:

11 Youth Concerts and 3 Children’s Corner concerts per season, which benefit over 22,000 young people from primary and secondary schools

– nearly 250 introduction-to-classical-music sessions in primary schools

– for these activities, ticket prices for children are reduced and accessible

OSM Manulife Competition and educational projects

Your donation will go towards supporting:

– organization of the 78th edition of the OSM Manulife Competition, which will be taking place from November 21 to 25, 2017, at Maison symphonique de Montréal. This year, young Canadian musicians will be judged in the disciplines of Woodwinds, Brass and Voice.

– The OSM is looking to develop stimulating and innovative projects aimed at expanding the participation of young people in concerts now and in the future.

Classical music for all

Your donation makes possible:

– maintaining affordable admission prices

– the OSM Classical Spree

– free concerts in the parks

– the webcasting of certain concerts


For all gifts of $150 and more, receive the Friends of the OSM Privilege Card.

Your card gives you a 10%* discount at our partners :

The Opéra de Montréal
Segal Centre
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Théâtre Jean Duceppe

*Upon presentation of the card only. Certain restrictions apply.

View the 2016-2017 Friends of the OSM events calendar

View the 2017-2018 Friends of the OSM brochure

Contact us to make a donation or for any inquiry regarding your privileges:

Telephone: 514 842-0017


Experience the OSM
front-row centre and witness its development firsthand as a member of one of its privileged Circles, by sponsoring an artist, or supporting a specific project.

Honour Circle
and Maestro Circle members enjoy exclusive benefits such as access to the Honour Lounge at intermission, private visits, chats and cocktails with OSM musicians, and much more!

What a privilege to count on the support of our loyal patrons! Thank you!

Toqué! Cocktails

Maestro events

Chamber music concerts



A gift of $2,000 allows you to:


  • Become an Honour Circle member
  • Enjoy exclusive benefits
  • Enhance your concert-going experience: access to the Honour Lounge at intermission, dedicated phone line at the box office, priority access to the best seats, etc.


A gift of $10,000 allows you to:


  • Be recognized as a member of the prestigious Maestro Circle
  • Enjoy tailor-made events and benefits, and closer access to the OSM musicians and to Maestro Nagano


A gift of $25,000 allows you to:


Sponsor an artist:

  • OSM Musician
  • Guest soloist
  • Assistant Conductor
  • OSM Chorus


Support a specific project:

  • OSM Classical Spree
  • OSM Manulife Competition
  • Youth Matinees
  • Commission a new work


  • Tax benefits
  • Official recognition
  • Honour circle «VIP» service
  • Ehanced concert experience
  • Contact with OSM artists
  • Invitations to exclusive events



For more details:

View the 2016- 2017 Honour circle brochure

View the 2016-2017 Honour circle events calendar


First major gift to culture

Did you know that until December 31, 2017, you can benefit from an additional tax credit of 25% for a first-time major gift to a cultural organization? The government of Québec offers a credit of 25% for any individual gift of $5,000 to $25,000, such that the actual cost of the gift is roughly a quarter of the total amount. A unique opportunity to multiply the impact of your donation for the OSM!

The table below demonstrates how you could be saving whilst increasing your contribution to the OSM.


Gift to the OSM Federal Tax Credit Provincial Tax Credit Additional 25% Tax Credit Total Tax Credit Actual Cost of the Gift
$2 000 $461 $472   $933 $1 067
$3 000 $703 $712   $1 415 $1 585
$4 000 $945 $952   $1 897 $2 103
$5 000 $1 188 $1 192 $1 250 $3 630 $1 370
$10 000 $2 399 $2 392 $2 500 $7 291 $2 709
$15 000 $3 610 $3 592 $3 750 $10 952 $4 048
$20 000 $4 821 $4 792 $5 000 $14 613 $5 387
$25 000 $6 032 $5 992 $6 250 $18 274 $6 726


For more details, browse the Revenu Québec website

Gift of listed securities

A gift of listed securities is a simple and efficient way to contribute to the OSM whilst saving on income tax. By making a gift of listed securities to the OSM, you may be entitled to an inclusion rate of zero on any capital gain realized on such gifts.


For more details, browse the Canada Revenue Agency’s website

For more information about the Honour Circle and underwriting specific projects, please contact us:

By email:
By telephone: 514 840-7448

Every year, the proceeds of the OSM‘s benefit events go toward supporting our mission of excellence, education, and accessibility!

In the past 5 years, over $3,000,000 in net earnings have helped the Orchestra reach its full potential.

Our calendar of events is an opportunity to enjoy unique experiences while supporting your orchestra.

We hope you’ll join us in the celebrations!

Opening Night


Opening Night and Gala Dinner
September 19, 2017


Gala concert and dinner
Directed by Kent Nagano


The OSM opens another outstanding season!

Be with us at this opening concert, then join Maestro Nagano and the OSM musicians afterward for a gala dinner in the foyer of the Maison symphonique de Montréal. A grand opening for the new season… and a night of lasting memories.




A symphonic experience for the whole family

Bal des enfants
March 17, 2018


A multitalented concert
Directed by Kent Nagano


5th edition of the Bal des enfants!

The OSM transmits the magic of symphonic music to future generations. Buy a corporate donor’s package and pass along tickets to the organization of your choice.

This formula lets families from all walks of life experience a moment of delight at the Maison symphonique…and lets you support your orchestra, too.


Details: fall 2017



Dance to the sound of the OSM

Bal d’une nuit d’été
May 24, 2018


OSM Annual Ball
Directed by Kent Nagano


The highpoint of springtime in Montreal

During this exceptional evening, Maestro Kent Nagano and the OSM musicians will offer a magnificent concert followed by gourmet dining, in a dinner banquet formula or in its new “Éclaté” version.


Details: fall 2017




To make a donation or ask about our special benefit events, please contact us.

Telephone: 514 840-7400 ext. 7411




Did you know that more and more people are including planned giving in their financial planning, in order to provide long-term support for causes they really care about?


Planned giving:

  • Is based on your regular financial, tax or succession planning
  • Reflects your philanthropic desires and goals
  • Involves professional advice taking your personal, family or tax situation into account
  • Is available to everyone, regardless of their income
  • Can be applied immediately or in the future


Planned gifts have a concrete, long-term impact. They make it possible for you to help provide the funding the OSM needs to guarantee its long-term success and to continue fulfilling its mission in the Montreal community.


The most popular forms of planned gifts are :

  • Charitable bequest
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift of listed securities

VIew the calendar of the next seminars

View the brochure Offer the gift of music for generations to come

Gift of listed securities

Confirmation of bequest

To the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, charitable registration number 119 069 524 RR 0001



For assistance in finding the type of donation that best meets your goals and needs and those of your family, please also contact your legal or financial advisor (notary, lawyer, financial planner, accountant).


The Wilfrid-Pelletier Club, named in memory of the orchestra’s founding artistic director, honours those generous music lovers who have opted to include the OSM in their will or in another form than a cash donation. Please let us know how you plan to give, and we’ll be delighted to welcome you to the club.




For more information about planned giving, please contact us:

By telephone: 514 840-7425
By email: