Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:00 pm

Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau

300, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est [métro Berri-UQAM], Montréal, Québec

Tickets: 514-987-6919

Tickets

  • Regular: $25.00
  • Senior: $15.00
  • Student: $10.00

Walter Boudreau

Photo: Jacques Cabana.

Radio SMCQ: Chutes libres

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Production SMCQ

This event is also featured as part of:

  • 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).

Programme

  • Ana Sokolović, Hymne d’Orford (2011) (Montreal premiere)

    string, and percussion orchestra

  • Darius Milhaud, La création du monde (1923)

    eighteen musiciens

  • Ana Sokolović, Ciaccona (2002)

    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

  • Alexina Louie, Music for a Thousand Autumns (1983-85)

    two flutes (and 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) (premiere)

    twenty-seven musicians, and tape

    Commission: SMCQ, with support from the CCA

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.

Radio-Canada — Espace Musique

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

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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