We are honored to be the recipients of the 2019 Friends of Canadian Music Award, presented by the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre! The award recognizes the contributions of those who have demonstrated exceptional national commitment to Canadian composers and their music. Our thanks to the selection committee!

Part of the award helps support the efforts of an early-stage composer. We have chosen to offer a commission to the multi-talented composer Myriam Bleau, who will work with us for the 10th edition of our Série Électro.

QUASAR AT 25!

To celebrate its 25 years with great ceremony, Quasar has the honour of being invited by Arte Musica to come and present an anniversary concert at the magnificent Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts! On the menu, five works that have marked Quasar's career, including Quatuor op.102 by Florent Schmitt, performed at the ensemble's very first concert on November 25th, 1994.

Come and celebrate with us!

QUASAR-CHESTRA II

On November 17th, Quasar and Le Vivier present Quasar-Chestra II, a real celebration of the saxophone in all its forms and in all its splendors! With Quasar, the Stockholms Saxofonkvarttet and saxophonist students from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University all on stage!

PROGRAMME

FIERY ENCOUNTER X

We are fortunate to be back with our Fiery Encounters! For this 10th edition, we will present a round-table on the question: "Should the concert form be redefined? For whom? Why? How?". The event will take place at the Espace-Custeau of the Gesù, from 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and a drink will be offered to all members of the public.

Animator: Quentin Lauvray

Invited guests: Simon Bertrand, Noam Bierstone, Alexandre David & Sylvie Teste

JOURNÉE DU SAXOPHONE (SAXOPHONE DAY)

Saxophone Day will take place this Saturday, November 16th, at 9:00 am at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University! Come and attend masterclasses, workshops and exclusive performances offered by Quasar and our distinguished guests, the Stockholms Saxofonkvarttet!

Do not miss the supplier tables, including demonstration, shop and repair, presented by our generous partners: Twigg, Vandoren and Buffet Crampon!

SCHEDULE

Today, November 11th, marks the arrival of the Stockholms Saxfonkvartett, who have touched down on American soil for the first time! At the heart of their celebrations to commemorate their fifty years of activity, the SSQ will take part in two of our events this week!

On November 16th, the ensemble will join us on the Journée du saxophone  to offer workshops, master classes and exclusive performances!