Looking back on our 2022-2023 season

Quasar celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2022-2023, a season to be remembered for new encounters, sharing and renewal. We had the chance to experiment with new technologies, dive into a multidisciplinary creation and to explore current international music as part of numerous collaborations.

Quasar's 2022-2023 season in a few statistics:

  • 32 concerts;
  • 7 countries (Canada, Mexico, Germany, United States, Portugal, France and Norway);
  • 14 cities;
  • 17 workshops, master classes and conferences with students around the world;
  • 1 Album of the Year (Disque Bleu) and 1 mention of excellence (Chaleurs) at the Opus Prize Gala;
  • 17 Canadian and international premieres.

This season certainly wouldn't have been possible without the invaluable help of our many partners and

  • The Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and le Conseil des arts de Montréal;
  • Groupe Le Vivier;
  • The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey;
  • Vandoren;
  • Musée régional de Rimouski, Les radios à roulettes, Les journées des ruelles vertes, Conservatoire de Bordeaux, University of Bergen (Norway), Studio Éole, Miso Music Portugal, Experimentalstudio des SWR, Scotia Festival of Music, Chants Libres, Productions Supermusique, Bowling Green State University, Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Novars Research Centre;
  • Quasar's Board of Directors;
  • Réjean Myette (Fugazi), graphic design;
  • Claude and Robert Leroux (Percumédia), webmasters;
  • Anthony Collins, translator;
  • All those composers, designers, artists and collaborators with whom we have worked directly or indirectly to help make our projects come to fruition.

And, above all, to our devoted public who have been there for us throughout the 2022-2023 season.

Revisit our 2022-2023 season in pictures :

Entre Nous
November 2022 | Thierry Tidrow's Entre Nous at the Wilder building, co-presented with Le Vivier. Photo credit: William Lapierre
May 2023 | Quasar with the saxophone students of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de México
Prix Opus
February 2023 | Quasar, winner of the Opus Prize for Album of the Year as well as a mention of excellence from the CQM
April 2023 Montréal-Mexico at the Wilder building, co-presented with Le Vivier. Photo credit: William Lapierre
EMUC Quebec
August 2022 | The Urban Contemporary Music Squads in Quebec City taking part in ESCALE, organized in collaboration with Les radios à roulettes. Photo credit: Catherine Tétreault
March 2023 Dialogues Intercontinentaux as part of the Montreal New Music Festival. Photo credit: Jérôme Bertrand

We wish you all a beautiful summer vacation, and we will meet again in August for a new season full of creation, sharing and exchanges!

- The Quasar team