Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. The band combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble.
Learning from the classical works that have influenced non-classical musicians and the structure of pop concerts, collectif9 looks for ways to break the stigma of inapproachability, and search for new ways of expression within the classical medium.
Their brand new album, No Time for Chamber Music, expands upon familiar folk melodies and rhythms, integrating an ironic flavour, presenting serious material in a playful context. Works by Mahler, Ligeti, Gabriel Prokofiev and others are transformed into chamber music for nine. Original arrangements feature textures and special instrumental effects that transport the listener out of the concert hall and into a world of fantasy and imagery.
Presented by collectif9
Venue: Pentland Theatre
"The talented group of friends doesn’t spare any effort to achieve their ultimate goal: to allow everyone to participate in the utter joy of classical music, initiated or not." ICI Musique
"They perform them with an infectious energy and vigour that grabs an audience’s attention." The Whole Note
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