Wednesday 1 September 2021

Unfamiliar voices: Société de musique contemporaine du Québec's new season (live & on-line) gives us a chance to explore a range of Canadian composers

Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)
For 2021/22, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is presenting a series of monographic concerts dedicated to Québec composers; as the concerts are being presented both live and on-line this means that audiences outside the Québec area have a chance to explore music by contemporary Canadian composers.

The season begins on 26 September 2021 with an event devoted to André Hamel, who has been active as a composer since the mid-1980s. Then on 10 October there are three contemporary operas by women composers and librettists, composer Sonia Paço-Rocchia and librettist Marie-Ève Bouchard, composer Parisa Sabet and librettist Nika Khanjani, composer Anna Pidgorna and librettist Maria Reva.   

Further ahead there are portrait concerts devoted to Simon Bertrand, Michel Longtin, Jean Lesage,  and Linda Bouchard.

None of the composers are well known in the UK, and the monographic concert format will give us a chance to explore a range of unfamiliar voices.

Full details from SMCQ's website

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