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Breaking in a new version of Le piano muet

Denis Gougeon and Gilles Vigneault’s children’s story, Le piano muet, will be presented in a new version featuring stage direction by Marc Béland. Rehearsals and a showcase will be held in June prior to several performances next year.

News posted by Guillaume De Pauw on Monday, June 16, 2014

Denis Gougeon’s name comes up at the National Assembly

After a year of being honored in both the artistic and educational milieus, now the political sphere seeks to pay tribute to Denis Gougeon. A motion will be made at the National Assembly on Wednesday, June 11th by Hélène David, Minister of Culture and Communications.

News posted by Guillaume De Pauw on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Walter Boudreau in Mexico

On June 6th our Maestro will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán at the closing concert of the 36th Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva “Manuel Enríquez” (the largest contemporary music festival in Latin America). On the program: two works by composers José Miguel Beviá and João Pedro Oliveira.

News posted by Guillaume De Pauw on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Homage Series, still going on in June!

In June, the SMCQ and its partner’s Homage Series will cap off with a concert by Pro Musica. Notably, Eric Abramovitz will interpret Clarinette-terre. A magnificent conclusion to a season which paid great “tribute” to our honored composer.

News posted by Guillaume De Pauw on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Walter Boudreau, from Ottawa to the Maison symphonique

Between two rehearsals, our Maestro will be receiving a badge for the Order of Canada on May 7th, at an official ceremony in Ottawa. Two days later, the Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne will be performing his creation Solaris at the Maison symphonique (Place des Arts), marking NEM’s 25th anniversary.

News posted by Guillaume De Pauw on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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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