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Mise-En Music Festival 2014: Ensemble Paramirabo

Americas Society

June 20, 2014


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Registration for this event is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 6:15 PM. $20 for non-members; $10 student tickets will be available with ID. 

Music of the Americas presents Montreal-based Ensemble Paramirabo as part of the 2014 mis-en music festival.

From Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22, mise-en music festival 2014 will present a series of interactive workshops and concert events at six different venues. Ensembles-in-residence include ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Paramirabo and Momenta Quartet. Read about the festival in the New York Times' Arts Beat blog.

ECM+ présente Ensemble Paramirabo: Attaque à cinq! (excerpts) from Ensemble contemporain de Montréal.

About the artists

Ensemble Paramirabo is a group of five versatile and innovative musicians who strive to bring new life to the performance of art music by presenting creative programming that embraces collaborations with other artists and stretches the boundaries of the traditional concert experience. According to Bachtrack, Ensemble Paramirabo demonstrates "total fearlessness" and is "a rare gem in the city–born solely of creative inspiration, and their evolution is an up-and-coming musical force not to be missed." The ensemble's mandate is to act as an advocate for emerging composers by reserving the lion's share of their programming to new works.

Program: (French-Canadians, a Brazilian, and an American rocker!)

Rodrigo Bussad (b. 1985) Loin* (2013) - U.S. premiere
Michel Gonneville (b. 1950) Relais Papillons (2008)
Maxime Mckinley (b. 1979) Wirkunst-Forum (2005)
Philippe Leroux (b. 1959) Continuo(ns) (1994)
Patrick Giguère (b. 1987) Ces choses que l'on croyait endormies* (2013)
Frank Zappa I'm the Slime (1973), arr. Symon Henry

*written for Paramirabo


Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute
François Gagné, clarinet
Geneviève Liboiron, violin
Viviana Gosselin, cello
Gabrielle Gingras, piano