La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec


La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is a contemporary classical music organization based in Montréal, Québec. It has been in existence since 1966 when it was founded by Montreal composers and musicians including Wilfrid Pelletier, Jean Papineau-Couture, Serge Garant and Maryvonne Kendergian. It has since played a seminal role in the development of the Quebec contemporary music scene. The SMCQ presents an annual series of concerts involving its own flexible ensemble as well as invited guests, the biennial Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques international festival of contemporary music and a youth program called SMCQ Jeunesse. 2007-08 was the inaugural season of its Série Hommage, a biennial collaborative event featuring the music of an important Québecois composer. In 2007-08, the Série Hommage featured the music of Claude Vivier. The SMCQ's artistic director since 1988 is Walter Boudreau.

Artistic Directors

*1966-1986 : Serge Garant
*1986-1988 : Gilles Tremblay
*1988-… : Walter Boudreau

Important Events

*1968: Founding: Artistic Director: Serge Garant
*1986: New Artistic Director: Gilles Tremblay
*1988: Changement de direction artistique : Walter Boudreau
*1997: Creation of SMCQ Jeunesse
*2000: [http://www.smcq.qc.ca/smcq/symph.f/concerts/0006symph/ Symphonie du Millénaire]
*2003: First edition of the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques MNM
*2005: Second edition of the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques MNM
*2007: Third edition of the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques MNM
*2007-2008: First edition of the « Série hommage » focussing on the music of Claude Vivier.

External links

* [http://www.smcq.qc.ca/ La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec's offical site]


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