Monday, March 4, 2024

“Music and Spirituality” at the 11th Montreal International Festival/New Music 2023

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Ensemble MTI (Milan) in concert on March 4th

MONTREAL – The Société de Musique Contemporary du Québec (SMCQ) presented a full program of the Montreal International Festival/New Music (MNM).

This 11th edition, takes place From February 23 to March 5, The theme will be: “Music and Spirituality”. The public is invited to hear the musical works of the most innovative and ambitious composers and artists on the local, national and international stage.

SMCQ Artistic Director, Ana Sokolovic, He declared: “Since the dawn of humanity, music has been associated with spirituality addressed in a broad and open way at our festival, which inspires the search for meaning, hope and liberation in the face of the challenges our world imposes. After the 2021 virtual edition, MNM 2023 marks a return to concert halls and artists eager to find their audience. I hope these meetings will be magical, unforgettable and “spiritual” moments».

MNM 2023 consists of 10 days of celebrations, around seventy musical works and twenty works will be staged by over 400 musicians in a total of 17 concerts.

Long live Italy and Canada! Group MTI (Milan)

We point to one of the various concerts planned Group mdi’s (Information: https://www.mdiensemble.com/), one of the most prestigious Italian ensembles specializing in contemporary music, was scheduled Saturday 4th March at 19:00, at Salle Pierre-Mercure-Centre Pierre-Péladeau, 300 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal (métro Berri-UQAM).

Group MTI, Hailing from Milan, he stands out on the European scene with his numerous prizes and awards. Concert, together Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal, They propose a meeting between Italian and Canadian contemporary music. Tasks scheduled by Salvatore Chiarino, One of the most performed composers of this time and in Europe Lorenzo Troyani, In world premieres and, for Canadian composers, by Maxim McKinley and Stacey Brown. This plunge into these two parallel universes is an exceptional opportunity to feel the pulse of chamber music in both our countries. Information and tickets: https://smcq.qc.ca/smcq/fr/evenement/45056/viva-italia-e-canada-ensemble-mdi

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La grand nuit

Among the many functions of the law we point out “Nuite Blanche de Montreal” (February 25), night owls can take advantage “The Grand Newt” Technology to explore different nuances of sound in a dome with 32 loudspeakers (free admission). Meeting place Agora Hydro-Québec-Cour des Sciences-UQAM, 175 avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montreal (métro Place-des-Arts), from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. An immersive high-tech sound experience featuring 26 works by local and international composers, a true sound marathon around the theme of “The Changing Instrument and the Man”.

For the complete program of Festival Montreal/Novelles Musiques 2023- SMCQ: www.festivalmnm.ca

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