• 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 con… 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
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    The SMCQ is leaving the country! And in the company of 31 musicians, including the Bozzini string quartet and Sixtrum’s six percussionists. It’s all part of Radio-France’s Présences festival — a speci… Continued
  • Monday, March 2, 2009
    A celebratory mood prevailed over the festival closing, following a tribute to Claude Vivier by the French vocal ensemble Les Jeunes Solistes. With the support of the French consulate and the Fondatio… Continued
  • Friday, February 27, 2009
    Our first two “MNM Interviews” have been posted online! Listen as Marie-Chantal Leclair (Quasar saxophone quartet) and Véronique Lacroix (l’ECM+) comment on their respective concerts.… Continued
  • Sunday, February 22, 2009
    Within three days of MNM opening, over 2000 people had gathered for the event! On a Sunday afternoon, 1133 individuals assembled at the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste to take part in the collective perfor… Continued
  • Thursday, February 12, 2009
    There’s a real frenzy of activity at the SMCQ — in every corner, from the rehearsal rooms to the concert halls, musicians, conductors, and even machinists have been galvanized into action. A week to t… Continued
  • Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Musical Event of the Year We are pleased to announce that the inaugural edition of our Série Hommage (tribute series) has taken home the Conseil Québécois’s Opus prize for “Musical Event of the Year… Continued
  • Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Read the Press Release for more details… Continued
  • Friday, January 23, 2009
    After months of planning and work, we are ready to launch a new and more dynamic website that is better suited to our activities. Our thanks go out to DIM for their valuable teamwork! Continued

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