July 15 to July 17, 2011

New Orford String Quartet

Photo: Alain Lefort.

The New Orford String Quartet is preparing to take this Quebecois composer Ana Sokolović’s work Blanc dominant nationwide! Beginning in Québec thi summer, then Alberta and British Columbia in the Fall before finishing in Ontario in the Winter, this work will be performed no fewer than ten times from sea to sea, accompanied by major works of the Romantic repertoire. Catch it while it’s in town!

Concert Dates


Acknowledged for its “remarkably beautiful tone,” as well as its “extraordinary technique and musicality,” the New Orford String Quartet came to be in 2009, rising from the ashes of the highly reputed Orford String Quartet (1965-1991). From its first performance onward, the new quartet has met with energetic approval that has assured it a choice place on the cultural scene.

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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