Thursday, February 23, 20236:00 pm
- In person
Works by Evangelista and Makdissi-Warren.
The voices of Inuit and Breton singers rise above the ocean in Katia Makdissi-Warren’s highly anticipated creation. The composer, a master in the art of building bridges between cultures, merges two thousand-year-old traditions in a work for orchestra and four voices. Founded by Allison Migeon and Brandyn Lewis, Ensemble Obiora, which promote musicians from different cultural backgrounds in order to increase their representation on concert music, joins the Ensemble de la SMCQ for this merged creation.
Also on the program a work by José Evangelista who has just passed away.
Katia Makdissi-Warren was the composer honored by the SMCQ in 2019-20 and received the prestigious Betty Webster Prize awarded by Orchestras Canada in 2022. With her ensemble Oktoecho, she has also won several prizes, including an Opus prize in 2019 and the Diversity and Inclusion prize from the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2020.
The concert is followed by an exchange with the musicians.
Lydia Etok, throat singing
Nina Segalowitz, throat singing
Marthe Vassallo, Breton singing
Nolùen Le Buhé, Breton singing
Ensemble Obiora, string section
Cristian Gort, conductor
- Symphonie minute (1994), 10:00orchestra
- Chorus Nunavik Breizh (2022), 22:00Premiere4 voices and orchestra
Coproduction Montréal/New Musics, Oktoecho and the Orchestre national de Bretagne.Thanks to Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso and the Centre de service scolaire de Laval.