McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble

  • November 25, 2011
    7:30 pm
Salle Pollack — Université McGill
555, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Cristian Germán Gort and McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble perform works by Schoenberg, Sokolović, Varèse.

Made up of McGill University students, the Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) has programmed Ana Sokolović’s Géométrie sentimentale for this fall. “The same story, told by three witnesses; the same material, viewed from three different angles… The sharpness of the triangle, the pleasantness of the circle, the opinionatedness of the square… ” This is how the composer describes this enigmatically titled work, to be conducted by the young and highly dynamic Cristian Gort.



  • flute, oboe, B flat clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, and string quintet
    Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA
    • 1. triangle
    • 2. cercle
    • 3. carré
  • Arnold Schoenberg, Suite, op 29
    • 1. Ouverture
    • 2. Tranzschritte
    • 3. Thema mit Variationen
    • 4. Gigue
  • Edgard Varèse, Offrandes
    • 1. Chanson de là-haut
    • 2. La Croix du Sud

Production McGill Schulich School of Music

Founded in 1970, over the years the CME has become one of Canada’s most dynamic student ensembles. Promoting exchange between young performers and composers, it provides an indispensable part of their training.