Join us on stage!

For its season opening event, the SMCQ invites the public to share the stage with the artists! This afternoon of discovery will allow young and old alike to meet composers and musicians, while participating in musical improvisation and choral singing workshops. No musical knowledge is required.

Workshop A: Musical improvisation in a group

  • 1:30pm to 2:15 pm
  • 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Get your tickets for Workshop A

Composer Katia Makdissi-Warren, accompanied by Michel Dubeau and Bertil Schulrabe will lead you in their collective musical improvisations! Participants will join the ranks of the Oktoécho-Relève ensemble for an exploration leading to the creation of a soundtrack for the tale Maélie et le dragon. The work will be recorded on site and later broadcast on the SMCQ’s new interactive application. Participants are invited to bring their own musical instruments. Small percussion instruments will also be provided on site.

Workshop B: Choral singing

  • 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
  • 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Get your tickets for Workshop B

Led by conductor Tiphaine Legrand, this workshop will feature excerpts from the collection Chantons nos compositeurs! (Sing the works of our composers!). Participants will join the Chœur des jeunes de la Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal to sing Ana Sokolović’s rhythmic Viva la musica!, Denis Gougeon’s delightful Chanson de Maélie, and the canons L’écureuil roux, Le lynx, Le hibou or L’ours blanc from François-Hugues Leclair’s magnificent Chant boréal. This is also an opportunity to meet the composers and receive an autographed score.


A Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) production.