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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 16:00 Schulich Masterclass: Eugene Izotov, oboe Redpath Hall

Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Catherine Thornhill Steele Artist)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 16:30 Robert MacLaren, tenor Pollack Hall

Robert MacLaren, Professor of Voice, University of Manitoba

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:00 Schulich Masterclass: Robert MacLaren, voice Pollack Hall

Robert MacLaren, Professor of Voice, University of Manitoba

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:30 Schulich Masterclass: Eugene Izotov, oboe Redpath Hall

Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Catherine Thornhill Steele Artist)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 20:00 Allegra Chamber Music Tanna Schulich Hall
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:00 Canadian International Organ Competition: The 1753 Organ Rises from its Ashes Tanna Schulich Hall

Elisabeth Gallat-Morin offers a musical voyage in New France. She will give an overview of the ten or so organs whose presence under the French regime she has documented, and which enhanced the religious feasts attended by the entire New France population. She unearthed the contract for the Quebec cathedral organ, ordered in Paris in 1753 and destroyed six years later during the Siege of Québec, reconstructed only a few years ago. 
Projections and musical selections will be presented.

In French: 10 a.m. 
In English: 11 a.m. 
Suggested donation: $10.

Elisabeth Gallat-Morin, musicologist, is a pioneer in the study of Quebec's musical life in the 18th century.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (All day) Deadline for Withdrawing from a Course: Fall Semester
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 19:30 McGill Wind Symphony: Alain Cazes, artistic director Pollack Hall

Wind Orchestra Classics

Holst: Suite No. 1 

Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy

Chance: Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Hindemith: Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

Hindemith: Symphony in B-flat major

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 19:30 Canadian International Organ Competition: Tribute to Hellmuth Wolff Redpath Hall
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00 CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series: Marilyn Nonken - The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry Tanna Schulich Hall

The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry
Marilyn Nonken, New York University, USA

For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 20:00 Homecoming - Spotlight on Schulich Pollack Hall

Join us as we kick off Homecoming 2014 in great style! Sample a kaleidoscope of musical colours from the Schulich School of Music in a concert featuring McGill's top students in opera, classical, and jazz. 

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 17:00 Master's Recital: Stephanie Kallay, mezzo-soprano Tanna Schulich Hall

Class of Annamaria Popescu

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 17:00 Piano Concert: Class of Marina Mdivani
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 17:00 Master's Recital: Carolyn Barr, saxophone Tanna Schulich Hall

Class of Pete Freeman

Sunday, October 19, 2014 (All day) - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All day) Conference - Gérard Grisey, the spectral moment, and its legacy

The premature death of French composer Gérard Grisey (1946–98) cut short one of the most productive and creative musical careers of the twentieth century. Starting in the 1970s, Grisey and other musicians associated with the ensemble l’Itinéraire developed a radically new musical approach that took the physical characteristics of sounds (their acoustical spectra) as a source of inspiration. This new aesthetic, later dubbed “spectral music,” grew from the intersection of science and art, combining the enhanced understanding of sound made possible by technological advances with an aesthetic exploration of the phenomenological experience of musical time and sound colour. Through immersion in the scientific disciplines of acoustics and psychoacoustics, spectralist composers learned to create chords that melted into timbres, illusory combination tones and interference effects, and complex orchestral hybrids blurring the boundary between acoustic and electronic sounds. As the late composer Jonathan Harvey remarked, “spectralism is a moment of fundamental shift after which thinking about music can never be quite the same again.”

This event features an international colloquium and three concerts dedicated to exploring the contemporary legacy of Grisey’s music and compositional thought. The colloquium will take place over three days (19–21 October 2014), with presentations at both the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Faculté de Musique of the Université de Montréal. Invited speakers include scholars from the fields of composition (Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Hurel, Philippe Leroux), musicology (François-Xavier Féron, Bob Gilmore, Jonathan Goldman, Robert Hasegawa), and music psychology (Stephen McAdams).

The concerts, featuring three prominent Montreal new music ensembles—the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Lorraine Vaillancourt, dir.), Sixtrum, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (Guillaume Bourgogne, dir.)—will explore Grisey’s creative legacy through live performance. In addition to major works by Grisey (Vortex temporum, Le temps et l’écume and Tempus ex machina) the concerts will feature works by composers associated with the legacy of spectral music including Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Hurel, and Philippe Leroux.

For more details, please visit the Grisey Conference website