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    • Oktoécho : Saimaniq

      Katia Makdissi-Warren, artistic director, composer and oud
      Lydia Etok, voice
      Nina Segalowitz, voice
      Hélène Martel, voice
      Pierre-Olivier Bolduc, flute
      Carla Antoun, cello
      Bertil Schulrabe, percussions
      Eryk Warren, electronic music
      4:30 PM, July 31, 2021
      Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall
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      Concert: Saimaniq evokes in listeners a sentiment of infinite liberty and adventure through the desert auditory spaces of Katajjaq (Inuit throat singing). Rhythms from the Arab Emirates, flutes from Japan and Scandinavia, as well as electronic music, join together to pay tribute to the beauty and the richness of Inuit art. An unforgettable voyage with composer Katia Makdissi-Warren, and singers Lydia Etok, Nina Segalowitz and Hélène Martel.

      Please note that there will be performances at 4:30 pm and at 7:30 pm. Select your concert time when you purchase your ticket.

      This concert in a new addition to this summer’s Festival, replacing Florent Vollant’s concert that, unfortunately, due to personal reasons, had to be cancelled. All ticket holders will be contacted by the ticket office. Thank you for your understanding!

      Artist: Oktoécho guides the listener into a sonic world brimming with lyricism in a space
      between the music of the Middle East, Aboriginal and the West. Under the artistic direction of composer Katia Makdissi-Warren, Oktoécho explores mixed music and sounds through its own creations.

      The group has recorded soundtracks for films and expositions in Canada, France, Singapore, Korea, Lebanon and created the music for a permanent multi-media exhibit at the Burj-Dubaï Tower in Dubai, the highest structure in the world. Okotécho has appeared at numerous venues: Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal, Festival Présence Autochtone, Festival Séfarade de Montréal, l’Off-Festival de Jazz de Montréal, Palais Montcalm de Québec, Koerner Hall de Toronto.

      The ensemble collaborates with renowned international artists and chamber orchestras such as I Musici de Montréal. The group’s four albums include Zeugma, Eponyme, The 5th Blue Route, and Burj Khalifa’s music. The albums are regularly broadcast on CBC Radio and Espace Musique.


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    Orford (Québec) J1X 7A2
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    Orford Musique strongly encourages you to follow Quebec’s public health recommendations. Your safety is our first concern. Physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place during all our events. Please help us to keep you safe. Please note that a procedural mask (blue disposable mask) is required indoors at all times, even when you are in your seat. We encourage you to bring your own. Do not attend a concert if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus. Please contact the ticket office for a refund (some fees may apply). For more information, visit the website of Quebec’s public health service. If the concert is cancelled by Orford Music due to pandemic concerns, all ticketholders will be offered a refund. In some cases, ticketholders may choose to keep their tickets for a performance at a future date, or to convert their ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation to Orford Music’s scholarship fund. Please ask for details.

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