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VOIX DU NORD: NUNAVIK - BRETAGNE

VOIX DU NORD: NUNAVIK - BRETAGNE

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February 23, 2023 | 18 H

Salle Pierre-Mercure du Centre Pierre-Péladeau – UQAM Book

An unlikely musical encounter through time and space.

The voices of Inuit and Breton singers rise above the ocean in Katia Makdissi-Warren’s highly anticipated creation. The composer, a master in the art of building bridges between cultures, merges two thousand-year-old traditions in a work for orchestra and four voices. Led by Allyson Migeon and Brandyn Lewis, Ensemble Obiora, which promote musicians from different cultural backgrounds in order to increase their representation in concert music, joins the Ensemble de la SMCQ for this merged creation.

Katia Makdissi-Warren was the composer honoured by the SMCQ in 2019-20 and received the prestigious Betty Webster Prize awarded by Orchestras Canada in 2022. With her ensemble Oktoecho, she has also won several prizes, including an Opus prize in 2019 and the Diversity and Inclusion prize from the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2020.