• Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Aida Aoun as General Director of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec. Succeeding Pierrette Gingras, she will head the upcoming season of the Mo… Continued
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    The SMCQ staff is back and ready to dive into the new season. With five concerts of the Montreal Series throughout the year, the Montreal/New Music festival (5th edition) in February, activities in sc… Continued
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    It is with great regret that we have learned the decease of Otto Jaochim, one of Canada’s pioneer composers of aleatoric and electroacoustic music. Solo violist for the OSM, the McGill Chamber Orchest… Continued
  • Monday, July 5, 2010
    This year, thanks to the Série Hommage / Tribute Series initiative, nearly 39,000 people have heard at least one Gilles Tremblay work; Among them, we can include 14,215 children across the province th… Continued
  • Monday, July 5, 2010
    Our offices will be closed from July 5th to 23rd. We look forward to being back with you in August for a new season as rich as this year’s! Continued
  • Friday, July 2, 2010
    The SMCQ Artistic Committee, consisting of 11 composers, has just greeted a new member: Sandeep Bhagwati, Faculty of Music at Concordia University. Welcome aboard! If you wish to discover more about h… Continued
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    We were particularly pleased to learn that the last SMCQ Jeunesse musical production, La fugue, performed by the theater company Qui va là, brought back three prizes at the June 22nd Gala des cochons … Continued
  • Thursday, June 17, 2010
    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 ch… Continued
  • Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Pictures of our last two events — concert Transcouleurs and the conference in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Millenium Symphony — are now available on our Facebook page. You’ll also find a few … Continued
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Composers at all stages of their careers are invited to take part in “Cultivating Your Career”, a workshop with Walter Boudreau, artistic director of the SMCQ and others. This event, presented by the … Continued
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    This Friday, May 28th, Transmission Ensemble will be playing gems of the contemporary music repertoire. Catch a glimpse of this event and watch our latest clip where pianist Brigitte Poulin comments e… Continued
  • Thursday, May 20, 2010
    50 years of music creation in Quebec February 18-26, 2011, Montréal will host the 5th international Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques festival (MNM), presented by the SMCQ in collaboration with several loca… Continued
  • Thursday, May 20, 2010
    A third Homage Series on the way SMCQ’s Artistic Committee has unanimously decided to devote the third Homage Series to Ana Sokolović, for the scope, diversity, and quality of her work; for her origin… Continued
  • Thursday, May 20, 2010
    An important press conference was held this morning at Centre Pierre-Péladeau, during which the details of our future seasons were revealed. The entire program of the 45th SMCQ season is now available… Continued
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2010
    Programming for the upcoming SMCQ season has already begun and will be announced on May 20th. Items will include details of the concerts in the 2010-2011 Montreal Series, an overview of the 2011 MNM F… Continued
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    In our new video, directed by Pierre Saint-Amand, Brigitte Poulin discusses the works that Transmission will perform at the May 28th concert. See the concert page Continued
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    We have just learned that Denis Gougeon has won the first prize of the International Composition Contest at Shanghai! Indeed, the jury decided to grant him first place, before Frenchman Krystof Maratk… Continued
  • Monday, May 3, 2010
    Composer Denis Gougeon first prize winner at last year’s Shanghai International Composition Competition, and coming first among SMCQ’s entrants, now participate in the grand finale of the event as par… Continued
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Four “Tremblay” concerts including his new opera on video (a first for Espace classique!) are available upon request for one year, including a three-episode portrait of the composer that features arch… Continued
  • Monday, April 19, 2010
    From the Grand Theatre de Quebec to 94 schools throughout the province, from the National Assembly to Montreal’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gilles Tremblay was discussed more than ever last … Continued
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    How? By attending the tribute at the National Assemblyor the press conference in Quebec City on April 13th (reservations required by April 9th, at smcq@smcq.qc.ca / 514-843-9305); By adding your voi… Continued
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010
    As an introduction to Les Vêpres de la Vierge, musicologist Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre discusses this great Gilles Tremblay work. Continued
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    With April marking the climax of the Homage Series, the Québec art, political and educational milieu have gathered to salute Gilles Tremblay: On April 13th an official tribute will be paid to Trembla… Continued
  • Thursday, March 25, 2010
    On March 18th, pianist Louise Bessette joined Walter Boudreau and the SMCQ Ensemble to present a concert of Gilles Tremblay’s works — including his great piano concerto Envoi. The day before the event… Continued