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