February 19 & February 20, 2011

Agora de la danse

840, rue Cherrier [métro Sherbrooke], Montréal, Québec

Tickets: 514-525-1500

Quasar

Photo: François Morin.

Coproduction Quasar / MNM

The virtuoso musicians from the Quasar saxophone quartet present an all-premieres concert about motion. The program consists of three works by three Canadian composers, all using the night theme in different ways. Here, “flying saxophones” circle in the air and there, the musicians’ motions on stage trigger an electronic audio-treatment device. Through the works, as the sound relentlessly moves around in space, music becomes perceivable as an “art of movement.”

Concert Dates

  • Saturday, February 19, 2011
    • 7:00 pmAgora de la danse, Montréal, Québec
      Regular: $15.00 • Senior: $10.00 • Student: $10.00 • 50% off with the MNM Festival Loyalty Card

      Combo price for En trois mouvements and Mon corps jamais ne s’arrêtera de danser: $25.00/$15.00

      840, rue Cherrier [métro Sherbrooke], Montréal, Québec
      Tickets: 514-525-1500
      Venue’s web site at agoradanse.com

  • Sunday, February 20, 2011
    • 3:00 pmAgora de la danse, Montréal, Québec
      Regular: $15.00 • Senior: $10.00 • Student: $10.00 • 50% off with the MNM Festival Loyalty Card

      840, rue Cherrier [métro Sherbrooke], Montréal, Québec
      Tickets: 514-525-1500
      Venue’s web site at agoradanse.com

Programme

  • Jean-François Laporte, Incantation (2011) (premiere)

    “trompes-sax”

  • Mark Molnar, La faiblesse humaine: défiance à la lisière du calme (2011) (premiere)

    saxophone quartet in movement

  • Zack Settel, Ball Jam (2011) (premiere)

    saxophone quartet, and processing

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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