Cen­ten­nial Theatre named Mul­tidis­ci­plinary Pre­sen­ter of the Year by Con­seil Québé­cois de la musique

Stanstead Journal - - FO­RUM - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

LastSun­day night, the Con­seil québé­cois de la musique ( CQM) held the 15th An­nual Opus Gala and rec­og­nized Cen­ten­nial Theatre as the Mul­tidis­ci­plinary Pre­sen­ter of the Year for its 2010-2011 Sea­son. Cre­ated by the CQM, the Opus gala honors ex­cel­lence in Que­bec con­cert mu­sic through its var­i­ous reper­toire.

Con­cocted by di­rec­tor Luce Cou­ture and the pro­gram­ming com­mit­tee, the 2010-2011 Sea­son at Cen­ten­nial Theatre fea­tured artists in sev­eral gen­res in­clud­ing jazz (sax­o­phon­ist An­dré Ler­oux , the Yves Léveillé Quar­tet, bassist Brandi Dis­ter­heft, jazz singers Robin Mck­elle and Em­i­lie-claire Barlow), clas­si­cal mu­sic (vi­o­lonist Lara St-john, so­prano Marie-josée Lord, Ensem­ble Made in Canada, ehru player Ge­orge Gao and the trio Bat­a­clan |Cather­ine Per­rin, Denis Plante, Mathieu Lussier), world mu­sic ( banjo player Jayme Stone, Small World Project and Bam­bara Trans) and per­for­mance with Trio Tanya Ta­gaq.

This is the sec­ond Opus Award hon­or­ing Cen­ten­nial Theatre. In 2005-2006, the CQM named the Sher­brooke per­for­mance space Pre­sen­ter of the Year for pre­sent­ing artists such as Harry Manx, Thomas Hell­man and Matt Her­skowitz. Cen­ten­nial Theatre be­comes the first mul­tidis­ci­plinary pre­sen­ter to have gar­nered two Opus Awards.

Founded in 1987, the Con­seil québé­cois de la musique (CQM) is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion whose man­date is to bring to­gether pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als work­ing in the field of con­cert mu­sic.

See the full list of lau­re­ates for Year 15 : http:// cqm.qc.ca/133/lau­re­ats_ An_15,_2010-2011.html

Es­pace musique will present a spe­cial presentation of the 15th Opus Gala hosted by Michael Ke­able on Mon­day, Jan­uary 30th at 8pm

Photo cour­tesy

Di­rec­tor Luce Cou­ture dis­plays the Opus Award that she ac­cepted on be­half of Cen­ten­nial Theatre this past Sun­day. Cen­ten­nial Theatre be­comes the first mul­tidis­ci­plinary pre­sen­ter to have been pre­sented with two Opus Awards.

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