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A new work by Ana Sokolović performed three times rather than once!

March 2014 - The captivating vocal world of Musica Intima meets the rich instrumental textures of Turning Point Ensemble and Nu:BC Collective in a serie of three concerts at the Chan Centre’s intimate Telus Studio Theatre. Three works of Sokolovic, including a premiere written for the Turning Point Ensemble with the long captivating title: « …and I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses » or « What a wonderful day, the birds are singing Alleluia » will be performed.
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Creation workshop under the tutelage of Ana Sokolović

March 2014 - From July 6 to 19 2014 at Orford Arts Center, Ana Sokolović and composer Jean Lesage offer a unique 2-week workshop made to order for young composers just starting out in their career. Focused mainly on writing for small ensembles, the workshop will be two-facetted: theoretical and practical. Students will vastly benefit from a true collaboration between various interpretative and compositional sectors. Also, their works will be performed by the students in the different performance workshops. This whorkshop is also open to musicians wishing to participate as performers. They will work directly with creators and will have the chance to perform in various student concerts.
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Great success and critical acclaim for SVADBA-WEDDING

Novembre 2013 –  What they said about the American Premiere of Ana Sokolović’s opera SVADBA-WEDDING:

Opera Philadelphia presents American premiere of mesmerizing “Svadba”
by Charles Downey, The Classical Review

It’s Ladies’ Night at the Opera
by Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

‘Svadba,’ a singing Serbian celebration
by David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com

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American Premiere of SVADBA-WEDDING
November 2, 3, 6 & 7, 2013 

February 2013 -  Opera Philadelphia launches OPERA IN THE CITY series with the American Premiere of composer Ana Sokolović’s renowned SVADBA-WEDDING, in collaboration with FringeArts. Commissioned and produced by Queen of Puddings Music Theatre in Toronto, SVADBA-WEDDING is a raucous and intoxicating a cappella tour de force for six female opera singers.
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The Art of Making Opera with composer Ana Sokolović…

January 2013 -  Here’s an article by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra, co-Artistic Director and conductor for Queen of Puddings Music Theatre in Toronto : Dáirine Ní Mheadhra on Ana Sokolović and SVADBA-WEDDING

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SVADBA-WEDDING in Europe…

December, 2012 -  Queen of Puddings Music Theatre newsletter : Honeymoon in the Rockies! 

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Ana Sokolovic received the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award

November, 2012 - SOCAN proudly saluted its members’ outstanding achievements at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards, held Nov. 21, 2012. Ana Sokolović received the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award. Sokolovic noted that “this is to me a concrete proof of the love I have found in Quebec society since I moved here 20 years ago.”  She went on to urge the teaching of music and voice to children from elementary school. “Art spurs the imagination, and imagination moves society forward.”
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Dora Award for Outstanding New Opera goes to Ana Sokolovic’s SVADBA-WEDDING‏

June, 2012 - Celebrated composer Ana Sokolović took the Dora for Outstanding New Musical/Opera for SVADBA-WEDDING! Commissioned by Queen of Puddings Music Theatre and premiered in June 2011 to great critical acclaim, SVADBA- WEDDING was nominated for 6 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The opera will be touring nationally and internationally in 2012-13.

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Ana Sokolović recognized as a « national treasure »

April, 2012 - This April the Homage Series reaches its summit in celebrating composer Ana Sokolović. Recognition has been garnered in the artistic, political and educational milieus. On April 17th, Christine St-Pierre, Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women will issue a statement to the National Assembly, requesting that Ana Sokolović be recognized as a “national treasure”.

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SMCQ devote the third Hommage Series to Ana Sokolović 

Série Hommage

September, 2011 - SMCQ’s Artistic Committee has unanimously decided to devote the third Homage Series to Ana Sokolović, for the scope, diversity, and quality of her work; for her original artistic approach, her dynamism, and her credibility before the most renowned institutions, and; for her sensibility to audiences of all ages. The whole cultural milieu is invited to promote and acknowledge this key figure in today’s music by integrating one of her works to their 2011/2012 programming or by starting a project around her work.

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