In October 2008, André Prévost’s Violin Concerto was presented by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra co-directed by Walter Boudreau and Susanna Mälkki for the 10th anniversary of the piece. Here’s the chance to dive in this great Québécois composer’s universe and follow Prévost step by step through the production of what would be his last important symphonic music, thanks to the work of film-maker James Dormeyer who followed him during 21 months — from the first sketches to the final concert with Chantal Juillet and the MSO under maestro Charles Dutoit. The resulting movie, Journal d’une création (“Journal of a creation”), which came out in keeping with the 10th anniversary of the Concerto’s premiere, is now available on YouTube in 22 segments. A unique and privileged access to the enigmatic process of creating music…

News posted by Noémie Pascal (translation: Claire Cavanagh) on Thursday, June 17, 2010

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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