Two high-flying concerts for the 55th anniversary of the SMCQ !
The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec is an institution that has been at the heart of musical creativity and keeping contemporary music alive in Quebec since 55 years!
To commemorate their 55th anniversary , two high-flying concerts are to be held Tuesday December 14th and Wednesday the 15th at Salle Pierre Mercure in Montreal Qc.
These concertswill bring together the first generation of composers with the new ones, who wish to pursue the dream of living to the rhythm of current music.
Concert 1 – Three orchestral pieces performed by the next generation
December 14th – Aujourd’hui et Demain ( Today and Tommorrow)
Performed by the Philharmonic orchestra of Montrel Musicians (OPMEM) led by maestro Philippe Menard
Keiko Devaux: A perte de vue… (2018) for grand orchestra
Andre Hamel: L’ Absurde travail ( creation, 1988) for orchestra
Steven Gellman: Universe Symphony ( 1986) for grand orchestra
Concert 2 – Back to basics: the inaugural concert
The SMCQ’s inaugural concert programme will be repeated 55 years to the day after its initial presentation. This event, which confirmed Quebec’s entry into musical modernity, revealed the talent of great composers.
December 15th – Hier et Demain ( Yesterday and Tomorrow)
Performed by the SMCQ ensemble: Percussion Sixtrum led by guest conductor: Jean-Michael Lavoie
Marie-Annick Beliveau, mezzo-soprano
Louise-Andree Baril , piano l Francis Perron, piano l Pamela Reimer , piano
Pierre Boulez: Structures, 2nd book (1961) for two pianos
R. Murray Schafer : Loving (toi) 1966 , for soprano, piano ( celestra), 6 percussions, double bass and fixed medium
Petar Klanac: Yerushalayim ( creation) for ensemble
Bruce Mather : Fantaisie ( 1964) for piano
Serge Garant : Anerca ( 1963) for soprano and ensemble
As artistic director of the SMCQ , Walter Boudreau says:
“The 55th anniversary of the founding of the SMCQ is a very special occasion. It marks the creation of an organization entirely dedicated to musical creation, that was desired and financially backed by the government.”
… We planned both concerts to pay homage to our musical past, present and future.
“The future is there before us , rich in possibilities and discoveries…exactly the same as it was in 1966 at our inauguration concert!”
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