2020 CONDUCTORS GUILD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
February 5 - 7, 2020
Conservatoire de Musique - Montréal
4750 Henri-Julien Avenue
Montréal, Québec, CANADA
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

*Please note:  The Conductors Guild reserves the right to change/modify session times and presenters.

TUESDAY, February 4, 2020  - Plan to arrive early and join us for a tasty Social Event!

7:00pm - 

Microbrewery Beer-Tasting Social Event!
Station Hopfenstark (Ho.St)
1494 Ontario St. E, Montréal

 


WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2020   - All Daytime Sessions at Conservatoire de Musique, Montréal

7:30am - 8:30am


Breakfast on your own     

**Travel to:
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Recital Hall
4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montréal (Métro: Mont-Royal)

8:30am - 9:00am Registration - pick up name badge and folder

Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Recital Hall
4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montréal (Métro: Mont-Royal)

9:00am - 9:10am

Opening Session
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Recital Hall
4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montréal (Métro: Mont-Royal)

Welcome - Dr. Julius P. Williams, President, Conductors Guild

 

9:10am - 9:55am

Major Orchestras  - Hiring Children's Choruses:  Do's and Don'ts
Speaker:  Patricia Abbott -
EMSB Chorale, Podium 2020 Co-chair

10:05am - 10:50am Programming
Speaker:  David Robertson -
The Juilliard School, Sydney Symphony

11:00am - 12:00pm

The Conductor and the Administration:  Create the Magic

Panel:  Jean R. Dupré -
Orchestre Métropolitain
             Christopher Deacon - National Arts Centre 
             
Dennis Alves - Boston Pops

Moderator:  Claire Fox Hillard  - Albany (GA) Symphony

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Conference Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestre Métropolitain
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Conducting Live Video Game Music
Speaker:  Emmanuel Fratianni
- Billboard Top-10 Composer, Video Games Live

2:35pm - 3:00pm

Shuffle Along, An African American Musical
Speakers:  Lyn SchenbeckNixon Center for the Performing and Visual Arts,
Lawrence Schenbeck -Spelman College, Emeritus 

3:10pm - 3:55pm

Intonation is in the Wind....
Speaker:  Alain CazesOrchestre Métropolitain, McGill University

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Visit Exhibitors

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Dinner on your own - we will be making arrangements for groups
to dine together, ad hoc, if desired.

**Travel to: Place-des-Arts area 
175 Saint-Catherine Street, West
Montréal, Québec H2X 1Y9


Mentoring Session - tba

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Open Rehearsal - Orchestre Métropolitain
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor

Salle D | Place-des-Arts
175 Saint-Catherine Street, West
Montréal, Québec H2X 1Y9
 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 

8:30am - 9:45am                       

Breakfast at Allô! mon coco, Mont-Royal
4448 St Laurent Blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Z5

OR

Canadian Music Center
1085 Beaver Hall Hill #200
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1S5
Hosts:  Claire Marchand, Louis-Noël Fontaine

**ALL TRAVEL TO CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE - MONTRÉAL
4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montréal (Métro: Mont-Royal)


Mentoring Session - tba

10:30am - 12:00pm

Canadian Music Center
Speaker:  Claire Marchand

How to Maximize a Collaboration with a Composer
Speaker:  Maxime Goulet

Canadian Composers  Contemporary Music Session

Composers:  Maxime Goulet, Éric Champagne, Airat Ichmouratov, 
Louis Babin, Stacey Brown, Nicolas Gilbert, Tim Brady, Alejandra Odgers

Moderator:  Silas Nathaniel Huff

12:00pm - 1:30pm

 Lunch on your own

Mentoring Session - tba

1:45pm - 3:00pm

Contemporary Music Round Table

Speakers: 
Véronique Lacroix -
Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal
Walter Boudreau - Société de Musique Contemporaine de Québec
Lorraine Vaillancourt - 
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne

Moderator:  Robert Whalen - Philadelphia Opera, SoundLAB Ensemble

3:10pm - 4:00pm Retrospective:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Speaker:  Marc-André Bougie -
Texarkana Chorale

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Conductors Guild Board of Directors Meeting

Julius Williams, President, Conductors Guild Board of Directors

5:00pm - 6:45pm

Dinner on your own - 

Mentoring sessions - tba

**Return to Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Conducting Opera Masterclass

Speaker:  Jacques Lacombe -Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse 
Orchestre du Conservatoire with Singers from the Conservatoire

Will include 4 - 5 participating delegate conductors

 

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020    - All Daytime Sessions at Conservatoire de Musique, Montréal

7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast on your own

9:00am - 9:45am

An analytical tool for conductors:  the classification of
harmonic sequences from Bach to Wagner

Speaker:  Marie-Ève Piché -
on behalf of Professor Luce Beaudet, author,
Université de Montréal

9:55am - 10:40am

Conducting Baroque Music

Speaker:  Hank Knox - McGill University

10:50am - 11:35am

"Build a roof over your head"

Speaker:  Boris Brott - Orchestre Classique de Montréal

11:45am - 12:30pm

Conductors Guild Annual Membership Meeting

 

12:30pm - 1:35pm

Lunch on your own

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Think Tank! 

Join your colleague for an open discussion on music director searches. 

 2:35pm - 3:20pm

Orchestras in Their Communities: Evolving Expectations and New Requirements
for Leaders

Speaker:  Katherine Carleton - Orchestras Canada 

 3:30pm - 5:00pm

 Ballet:  The Studio Rehearsal

Speaker:  David Briskin - National Ballet of Canada

Dancers:  Rachele Buriassi, Roddy Doble - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

 

**Travel to: Place-des-Arts area - Metro:  Mont-Royal- Place-des-Arts
175 Saint-Catherine Street, West
Montréal, Québec H2X 1Y9

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Cocktails and Buffet
Place-des-Arts

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Concert - Orchestre Métropolitain
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor

Hétu - Symphony No. 5

Mozart - Great Mass in C Minor

Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
Julie Boulianne - Mezzo-Soprano
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
Phillipe Sly - Bass-Baritone
Chœur Métropolitain - prepared by  François A. Ouimet and Pierre Tourville

 


Location:  Maison Symphonique Hall - (Place des Arts)