Chutes libres

  • November 10, 2011
    8:00 pm
Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau
300, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est

Walter Boudreau and Ensemble de la SMCQ perform works by Julien-Robert, Louie, Milhaud, Pauk, Sokolović.

  • 6:30pm — Round table with Françoise Davoine
  • 8:00pm — Chutes libres concert

From the musical premiere to choreographic firsts, the SMCQ is readying its entire artistic arsenal. Sokolović will have a generous space carved out for her in a concert filled with premieres of works by Québécois composers, including one accompanied by video (Chute libre). Also on the programme: a filmed version of a new choreography by Marc Boivin to Milhaud’s Création du monde (1923).



  • Ana Sokolović, Hymne d’Orford (2011)
    Montreal premiere
    string orchestra, and percussion
  • Darius Milhaud, La création du monde (1923)
    eighteen musicians
  • clarinets, trumpet, piano, two percussions, violin, and double bass
  • Julien-Robert, Chute libre (2009)
    flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, prepared piano, vibraphone, two violins, viola, cello, processing, and video
  • two flutes (piccolos), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano, two percussions, violin, viola, cello, and double bass
    Commission: SMCQ, with support from the CCA
    • 1. The Summoning
    • 2. Ancient Music
    • 3. Music for a Thousand Autumns [movement]
  • Alex Pauk, Musiques immergées (2011)
    twenty seven musicians, and fixed medium
    Commission: SMCQ, with support from the CCA

Production SMCQ

An ensemble of variable forces founded in 1966 and directed by Walter Boudreau since 1988, the Ensemble de la SMCQ has become renown for its exceptional level of cohesion and expressive power.

This concert is being recorded by Radio-Canada’s music radio network Espace musique (100.7 FM in Montreal) for national broadcast at a later date on Soirées classiques, hosted by Michel Keable, Mondays to Thursdays at 8 pm

  • Recording Production: Laurent Major
  • Executive Production: Pascale Labrie
  • Sound Engineering: Dominic Beaudoin
  • Espace musique and Bande à Part Management: Christiane LeBlanc