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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For its 49th season The SMCQ unveils a well-connected program!

Montreal, August 25, 2014 -  The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014-2015 season. From creative technophiles to virtuoso performers, works for full orchestra to majestic compositions, the SMCQ’s 49th season connects you to the most exalted music in the contemporary repertoire. 
Once more the SMCQ will take its renowned place as a unifying force in the contemporary scene, featuring in its season concert at Maison symphonique de Montréal, special guest artists and links to other art forms, notably theatre and poetry. 
Please note: two of the concerts are within the framework of the Montreal/New Music (MNM) Festival to be held from February 26th to March 7th, 2015. Its theme of New Technologies and Surroundings will also color the SMCQ season. 
City LifeFriday, September 26th, 2013, 8 pm – Salle Pierre-Mercure
Works by: Alain Thibault, Walter Boudreau, Steve Reich 
Dive into the wild atmosphere of New York for a lush start of the season with the Ensemble de la SMCQ. A concert equally electric as eclectic where Quebecois composers will give us a taste of the next MNM Festival focusing on New Technologies and Surroundings
Molinari Branché !Sunday, November 2nd, 2013, 3 pm - Tanna-Schulich Hall
Works by: Yannick Plamondon, Jonathan Harvey, Laurie Radford 
The Molinari String Quartet adds new color to its tonality by plugging in an electric current! Under its bows, sounds will be run from strings to wires in a real-time process which will transform our listening experience. 
AtlantideThursday, February 26th, 2014, 7 pm – Salle Pierre-Mercure
Works by: John Cage,Sandeep Bhagwati,Michel-Georges Brégent 
The myth of Atlantis joins the program of a titanic concert echoing our current societal concerns. No fewer than 15 singers and 23 musicians face up to the challenge of this virtually unplayable renowned work! 
Turangalîla-SymphonieFriday, February 27th, 2015, 7pm – Maison symphonique
Work by: Olivier Messiaen 
The SMCQ invites you to the concert hall to hear the McGill Symphony Orchestra perform Turangalîla-Symphonie! Messiaen’s symbolic and monumental work for full orchestra constitutes an extraordinary sound experience. 
Une soirée à l’asileMay (TBD)  – Salle Pierre-Mercure
Works by: Claude Gauvreau, Walter Boudreau, André Mathieu, Claude Vivier
Major theater and vocal artists join Alain Lefèvre to read, play and celebrate Quebecois creators! From Gauvreau to Boudreau, including Mathieu and Vivier, expect an evening of sheer madness.
All concerts are SMCQ production except Turangalîla-Symphonie (coproduction with the McGill Symphony Orchestra) 
About the SMCQ
The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Homage Series, an international festival, and Youth Activities, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone. Managed by composers for composers, the SMCQ has been led by three different artistic directors to date: composers Serge Garant (1966-89), Gilles Tremblay (1986-88) and Walter Boudreau (since 1988).

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