In the presence of Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor and artistic director of Ars Nova, and of composer Jean-François Laporte
As part of the exceptional partnership that brings together the Canadian Cultural Centre and Ars Nova throughout the year, the French instrumental ensemble, now overseen by the Canadian conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie, launches its artistic season at the Centre with new works by Quebec composers Pierre Michaud and Jean-François Laporte. Mr. Laporte will be in France for the concert at the Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers on October 9; he will be performing some of his own works, including two 8-minute solos from Confidences and Rituel.
Students from the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music will be joining the ensemble’s instrumentalists during the concert, featuring contemporary music and bearing witness to the new relationship of Ars Nova to Poitiers, Paris and Montreal.
Jean-Michaël Lavoie has had a long international career as a conductor in over 40 musical capitals including Salzburg, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Cologne, New York, Los Angeles, Prague, Milan and Venice. The artistic director of Ars Nova, he also oversees the studio and the contemporary music ensemble of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Music, where he continues to teach.
Further information: ars-nova.fr