Ms. Anik Shooner, Chair of the SMCQ Board of Directors, announces the retirement of Artistic Director Walter Boudreau. This news follows a thoroughly considered decision on the part of Mr. Boudreau, who has led our institution for 33 years. Throughout his mandate, the SMCQ has experienced remarkable development. Ms. Shooner thanked Walter Boudreau for his leadership over a myriad of original and unifying projects that have greatly contributed to the promotion of creative music, composers and musicians to many audiences. These include the Symphonie du Millénaire, the Montréal/New Musics (MNM) international festival, the Youth Program and the Homage Series. Our Maestro now wishes to fully devote himself to composing, because he has “a thousand new pieces of music in mind! “ We wish him the very best for the years to come!

News posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.