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Enchanted Holidays

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The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra directed by Joseph Milo

Enchanted Holidays presented by Rx Productions

This concert will feature Patsy Gallant – a well known Canadian singer and actress. Guest conductor Anton Kaioukov.

Two prize draws courtesy of Silver Star Montreal

Cat's Concert 3 for the city of Cote Saint Luc - a huge success

I was proud to steer the ship once again for the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee's (CSLCC) third summer fundraising concert , held on Tuesday, August 26 at the former Wagar High School.The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra were outstanding. Ditto for soprano Brigitte O' Halleran and singer Alexandra Cohen, who doubled as emcee. Thanks to Councillor Sam Goldbloom for serving as co-chair with me, to event coordinator Alvin Fishman for his tireless work, Communications and Public Affairs Manager Regine Banon for taking care of publicity needs and a cast of many more.

The Music We Love: Best of the Classics – the Cat’s Meow was the theme. We began with a tribute to the late Mayor Bernard Lang, who was a member of our committee and a true cat lover. His wife Miriam, son David and grandson Dylan accepted our special certificate of merit. Miriam confided to me that her family continues to feed homeless cats. Mayor Anthony Housefather, whom along with members of council has been very supportive of our group, gave words of welcome.

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Art of the Piano - A fantastic evening had by all!

The concert with our beautiful & talented young pianists was an overwhelming success, played to a full house at Oscar Peterson Hall. We are already planning the one next year.

February 23, 2014 at the Rialto theatre

A delightful romantic evening of operatic song with Charles Prevost & Brigitte O’Hallerin performing a beautiful array of songs for lovers. Another wonderful evening with the MWSO

Press Highlights Our story

Montreal is, every year, the host city for thousands of new immigrants arriving from the world over. The Montreal Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra is composed of musicians that reflect the ethnic, religious and national diversity that is now the fabric of our city.

The orchestra speaks only one language, but one that is understood by everybody, wherever they come from: MUSIC. The goal of the orchestra is to serve as an example of peaceful and hamonious integration of multiple cultures in a diverse society through the arts.

Dans un monde de turbulence et de mésentente, cet orchestre de musiciens à l’image des Nations Unies, en colportant leurs messages de coopération et de paix par la musique, vient redonner l’espoir au monde d’un climat harmonieux et vivable pour tous.Marcel Tremblay

En effet, en créant l'OSMM, vous avez donné à des nouveaux arrivants la chance unique de s'intégrer à leur société d'accueil à travers la pratique de la musique. Vous participez ainsi activement à deux sphères essentielles au développement et à la prospérité de Montréal, soit l'integration des immigrants et les arts.Michel LeblancPresident, Montreal Chamber of Commerce

Experience unique sur la planete, l’Orchestre symphonique des musiciens di monde regroupe des musiciens classiques issus de la diversite. L’initiative a vu le jour allors que Joseph Milo et Lucy Ravinsky ont entrepris de regrouper des artistes montrealais qui ne peuvent etres embauches pas des orchestres reconnus.Yves BernardLe Jumele 2009

While the newspapers are full of talk of reasonable accomodation and how best to integrate immigrants in Quebec, there are a number of organizations that have – quietly and solidly – been doing just that all along…..the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra…Toula FoscolosTranscontinental 2007

Six years ago Mr. Milo, the conductor was speaking with the doorman in the building where we reside. This gentleman said that he was the principal cellist in the Moscow Symphony. He explained that he was grateful for his new home, however very unhappy and disillusioned regarding his inability to find a way into what he described as a ‘çlosed’ musical scene in Montreal. He had no contacts and there was far too much competition. A few weeks later a similar situation happened when a pizza delivery man seeing Mr. Milo’s piano, mentioned that he was a violinist by profession who played in the Bucharest opera orchestra and was newly arrived in Montreal looking desperately for orchestral playing opportunities.

It was that day that Mr. Milo suggested we try and create a Symphony Orchestra; as he was in fact a conductor, and I had managed the McGill Chamber Orchestra in the past. This ensemble would be expressly for the benefit of the professional immigrant musicians in Montreal; as an illustration of our ’integration’ capabilities while returning to them, their professional dignity.

Featured videos



Beethoven Triple Concerto - 1st movement


Joy to the world, December 2011: TCHAIKOVSKY- Trepak/Russian Dance

Joy to the world, December 2011: TCHAIKOVSKY- Waltz of the Flowers

G. Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue

Recording of the soundtrack for " Du Big Bang au Vivant" at CBC studio 12

J. Strauss- Blue Danube Waltz

Mozart-Magic Flute

nuit blanche 2011

J.S Bach- Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Mussorgsky-Night on Bald Mountain

P. Dukas- The sorcerer's apprentice

Handel- Hallelujah Chorus

Tribute to Richard Rodgers

Verdi- La Traviata (Brindisi-Labiamo)

A.L. Webber- All I ask of you (Phantom of the opera)

E.Kalman - Vassilo's song (Tassilo)-(Komm Zygan)

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