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Monday, July 6, 2015

collectif9 on tour

Montreal’s Boldly Inventive String Ensemble Launches a Massive Tour Of Over 50 Dates
Across Quebec, With Stops in Ontario & New Brunswick


Debut Album Volksmobiles Coming This September

For Immediate Release, July 3, 2015 … Montreal’s collectif9, a nine-piece string ensemble that brings rock-style charisma to classical music, launches a massive tour of over 50 dates starting this month. With bold, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 brings classical music to pop-culture audiences in an array of diverse performance spaces. In music ranging from Brahms to Piazzolla to John Zorn, the extraordinary artists of collectif9 mix amplification, improvisation, and stage effects to heighten musical performances of the very highest standard. As Le Droit commented, “For classical music to become more accessible to all, the prevailing watchword is collectif9.”

Beginning July 8, collectif9 sets off on an extensive eight-month tour across Quebec, with the support of the Entrées en scène Loto-Québec program. The jam-packed fall season will also include dates in Ontario and the release of the ensemble’s debut recording, Volksmobiles. Back on the road in early 2016, collectif9 will hit select cities in New Brunswick and take the stage at major venues in Montreal (Théâtre Outremont on February 19) and Toronto (Music Toronto at the Jane Mallett Theatre on March 10).

With a vibrant collection of short, folk-inspired classical works, including Brahms’ Rondo alla zingarese, Quebec composer André Gagnon’s Petit concerto pour Carignan, and chamber works by Schnittke and Aldemaro Romero, each collectif9 show bursts with energy and the unexpected. 

Founded in Montreal in 2011, collectif9 has performed at Montreal’s Club Soda and Rialto Theatre, and at Ottawa Chamberfest. In 2012, they launched LIVEshorts, a series of live online performances in unique settings. Videos featuring music by Bartók, Osvaldo Golijov, Shostakovich, and others, can be found at www.collectif9.ca.

collectif9 is: Thibault Bertin-Maghit, leader and bass; Scott Chancey, viola; Jérémie Cloutier, cello; Yubin Kim, violin; Xavier Lepage-Brault, viola; Frédéric Moisan, violin; Grégor Monlun, violin; Andrea Stewart, cello; Roland Arnassalon, violin; and sound engineer Rufat Aliev.

2015| 2016 TOUR!
SUMMER
July 8                    7:30pm                POINTE-CLAIRE QC                     Parc Stewart

July 12                 2pm                      TROIS-RIVIÈRES QC                     Parc des Chenaux

July 14                 8:30pm                ST-LÉONARD QC                            Parc Wilfrid-Bastien

July 28                 7:30pm                BEACONSFIELD QC                      Parc Centennial


FALL 2015
Sept 18                 8pm                     BELOEIL QC                                     Centre culturel de Beloeil

Sept 20             3:30pm            ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU QC Théâtre des deux rives, Salle Desjardins

Oct 3                8pm                 CORNWALL ON                               Aultsville Theatre

Oct 4                     2:30pm                LINDSAY ON                                     Fleming College, Glenn Crombie Theatre

Oct 14                  2pm                      CHÂTEAUGUAY QC                       Salle Jean-Pierre-Houde

Oct 15                 8pm                      MONTRÉAL QC                              MdC Marie-Uguay - Théâtre Paradoxe

Oct 16                  8pm                      ST-CAMILLE QC                              Le P'tit Bonheur de St-Camille

Oct 18                  2pm                      ST-LAURENT QC                            Centre des loisirs, Salle Simon Major

Oct 27                  7:30pm                STE-GENEVIÈVE QC                     Salle Pauline-Julien

Oct 29                  7:30pm                MONTRÉAL (ANJOU) QC            Église Jean XXIII

Oct 30                  8:30pm                ST-HYACINTHE QC                       Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

Nov 1                    8pm                      LAC-MÉGANTIC QC                       Auditorium Montignac

Nov 6               7:30pm                SAULT STE-MARIE ON                Algoma Conservatory

Nov 8                    8pm                      VAL-MORIN QC                               Théâtre du Marais


2016
Feb 3                     8pm                      LENNOXVILLE QC                         Théâtre Centennial, Bishop’s University

Feb 5                    9pm                      ST-PRIME QC                                   Vieux Couvent

Feb 6                    8pm                      DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI QC        Salle Desjardins Maria-Chapdelaine 

Feb 19                 8pm                      MONTRÉAL QC                              Théâtre Outremont

Feb 20              8pm                 SOREL-TRACY QC                          Café-Théâtre Les Beaux Instants

Feb 21                  2pm                      LA POCATIÈRE QC                        Salle André-Gagnon

Feb 23              8pm                 DÉGELIS QC                                      Centre culturel Georges-Deschênes

Feb 24              8pm                 RIMOUSKI QC                                  Salle Desjardins-Telus

Feb 25              8pm                 GASPÉ QC                                          Salle de spectacles de Gaspé

Feb 26              TBC                 NEW RICHMOND QC                    Salle de spectacles régionale Desjardins

Feb 28              TBC                 SEPT-ÎLES QC                                  Salle Jean-Marc Dion

March 1               TBC                 FERMONT QC                                  Auditorium Horizon-Blanc

March 2               TBC                 HAVRE ST-PIERRE QC                 La Shed à Morue

March 4               8pm                 RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP QC                Centre culturel, Salle Alphonse-Desjardins

March 5               8pm                 LÉVIS QC                                            L'Anglicane

March 8               7:30pm                DRUMMONDVILLE QC                Maison des arts Desjardins

March 10          8pm                      TORONTO ON                                 Music Toronto, Jane Mallett Theatre

March 13            3:30pm                MONT-LAURIER QC                      Espace Théâtre

March 16            TBC                       MONTRÉAL (VERDUN) QC       Église Notre-Dame des Sept-Douleurs

April 22               8pm                  ST-JOHN NB                                      Imperial Theatre

April 23               7:30pm                FREDERICTON NB                        Fredericton Playhouse

April 28               8pm                 VICTORIAVILLE QC                      Le Carré 150, Salle Les Frères Lemaire

May 1               4pm                 SHAWINIGAN QC                           Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson

May 4               7pm                 ST. CATHARINES ON                    St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre

May 5                   8pm                  BURLINGTON ON                          Burlington Performing Arts Centre

May 7                   7:30pm                KIRKLAND LAKE ON                    Northern College Auditorium

May 8                   2:30pm                ORILLIA ON                                      Orillia Presbyterian Church

May 11 & 12      8pm                      LONGUEUIL QC                              Théâtre de la ville, Salle Jean-Louis-Millette

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