John Rea (2015-16 Season)

Spotlight on one of our composer! Musicians and artists from all genres are invited to perform works from the honored composer’s repertoire during the 2015-16 concert season.

John Rea [Photograph: Justine Latour, 2015]

During every musical season for the last number of years now, Montréal composer John Rea brings forth new and imaginative compositions. In 2012, Ikaros agog … Daidalos on edge, for large symphony orchestra commissioned by the Esprit Orchestra, received its world premiere in Toronto. Between 2009-11, he transcribed several Études pour piano by György Ligeti for the percussion ensemble Sixtrum. The year 2007 saw the première of his Singulari-T (Tombeau de Ligeti), for chamber ensemble. In 2006, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra presented his violin concerto, Figures hâtives, a commission of the MSO; earlier in 2005, first performances of Accident: Tombeau de Grisey took place in Paris and Montréal.


  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The Homage Series 2015-16 honouring composer John Rea continues on Canal Savoir this summer. This 30-minute broadcast simply titled “John Rea, compositeur” was produced in 2015 by the SMCQ (Société de… Continued
  • Monday, October 31, 2016
    As part of the Homage Series 2015-16 honouring composer John Rea, in 2015 the SMCQ (Société de musique contemporaine du Québec) produced a 30-minute broadcast simply titled «John Rea, compositeur». Th… Continued
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    The Homage Series to John Rea has drawn to a close. To date, this series totaled more than 35 000 attendees for more than 80 concerts and activities. We hope that you shared our enthusiasm and wish to… Continued