• Thursday, November 5, 2009
    On November 15th (Salle Olivier Messiaen, 6 pm), SMCQ artistic director Walter Boudreau will be in Paris attending the production of his transcription of Romantic Medley (Frank Zappa) for voice and fe… Continued
  • Thursday, October 29, 2009
    The first SMCQ concert has come and gone, but the season is just starting. By May, the SMCQ will have presented five concerts in its regular series.Register by December 1st, 2009, and enjoy all the be… Continued
  • Thursday, October 29, 2009
    Subscribe to the regular SMCQ season for… whatever amount you choose. Yes, it’s true! Composers, composition students and music teachers can indeed subscribe to all SMCQ concerts via a voluntary contr… Continued
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    One of the works of composer Analia Llugdar, a member of the SMCQ artistic committee, will be presented in Belgium on October 25th. Luvina (for solo cello) will be performed by Gabriel Prynn as part o… Continued
  • Thursday, October 8, 2009
    A blog paying tribute to Gilles Tremblay On October 1st the SMCQ launched a blog paying tribute to Gilles Tremblay. Throughout the season it will be maintained by composers, performers, musicologists … Continued
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Walter Boudreau and Marie-Josee Simard discuss Souffles, which will be presented at the Série Hommage Grand Opening Concert, (October 1st). From the rehearsal rooms to the score, this video clip invit… Continued
  • Monday, September 21, 2009
    More info on the Homage Series Continued
  • Thursday, September 17, 2009
    Our 2009-10 launch took place yesterday evening at the Salle Pierre-Mercure, in the presence of all the partners involved in the Gilles Tremblay Homage Series. Attendees were treated to a performance … Continued
  • Monday, September 14, 2009
    Thursday, September 17th, 7pm, at the Grande Bibliothèque (475, de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal), under the auspices of it’s “Listening club”, will host an event including an interview with Gilles Trembl… Continued
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    As of September 16th all the details of our 2009-10 season will be online. Our upcoming year features: over 55 events revolving around Gilles Tremblay, the composer selected by the SMCQ artistic commi… Continued
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    We’re back! And while we were away the world of music creation kept on spinning. On July 22nd the SOCAN Foundation announced the recipients of the 18th annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Compose… Continued
  • Monday, July 6, 2009
    It will be our pleasure to return in August for a new season dedicated to Gilles Tremblay. Continued
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2009
    Maxime McKinley, a member of the SMCQ artistic committee, has been awarded the Prix d’Europe in composition (Father Fernand Lindsay Prize), which comes with a $10,000 grant.The announcement of the win… Continued
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2009
    As part of its Tribute Series 2, SMCQ and Circuit are working in tandem on a second international “Tribute” essay competition. During each “Tribute Series” (Série Hommage), Circuit publishes a special… Continued
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009
    Please let us know by participating in a very short survey! Your response will help us to present you with a 2009-2010 season tailored to your preferences. The recent SMCQ French tour, where the conce… Continued
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    Previously presented as part of the MNM festival, the concerts entitled Quasar Cent Voix en l’Air and Hauts-Voltages will be aired on Radio-Canada’s Espace Musique. Tune into Michel Keable’s “Soirées … Continued
  • Monday, May 11, 2009
    The results of Shanghai’s major international composers competition are in! The setting: a concert given by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Zhang Yi this past Monday (May 11th) … Continued
  • Friday, May 8, 2009
    Walter Boudreau will be interviewed live from Shanghai today (Friday May 8th) at 6:05 pm on Radio-Canada’s “Désautels” show. To Hear Boudreau describe his and 8 other composers’ pilgrimage to China … Continued
  • Thursday, April 30, 2009
    A week from now eight composers will take off for their second trip to China! All were chosen by the SMCQ to take part in an international composers competition in Shanghai. There’s a real sense of an… Continued
  • Thursday, April 30, 2009
    Our upcoming Série Hommage dedicated to Gilles Tremblay has started to take shape. Our goal: to have all of Tremblay’s works performed at least once during the season. Warning to interested parties: y… Continued
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    Walter Boudreau has penned stage music for Claude Gauvreau’s La Charge de l’Orignal Épormyable, which opened on March 11th at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (directed by Lorraine Pintal). There’s still … Continued
  • Monday, March 23, 2009
    SMCQ musicians have ended their tour of France with a somewhat sad leave taking of Radio France’s Parisian concert halls, where they spent four productive days. They took in the unique sound of the ha… Continued
  • Friday, March 20, 2009
    The SMCQ’s musicians ended their Lyonnais tour on a bright note, with sunshine brought along from Montpellier. Some exceptionally warm and beautiful weather made walks along the banks of the Rhone riv… Continued
  • Monday, March 16, 2009
    This weekend the SMCQ presented a group of 3 concerts in the first city of its tour, Montpellier, or, a place where the sun drove the temperature up to 22 degrees… a real pleasure for our musicians! I… Continued