Discover. Listen. Play…TOGETHER
Discover. Listen. Play. TOGETHER
Thursday, October 14th, 7:30pm EDT
Join us for a virtual, musical, discovery party to introduce Picanto.ca, Canada’s digital platform for contemporary music creators. Co-hosted by Céline Peterson and Marie-Annick Béliveau, we will celebrate contemporary music in Canada with an intriguing sampling of video presentations, special guests and information about the platform and its services. With this celebration and the Picanto.ca platform, we can all engage in supporting the music community in post-pandemic recovery.
Céline Peterson is a producer, host, social media manager, and artist representative, and has worked with a who’s who of internationally-acclaimed jazz artists including Robi Botos, Dr. Oliver Jones and Dr. Dave Young. She is also an Ambassador for the Youth4Music program at the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, and has traveled across the globe in support of jazz music and artist advocacy. “Céline Peterson is a brave and articulate champion for jazz. A valiant writer and speaker who works lovingly and tirelessly for the cause of dedicated musicians. Her brilliant mind and deep heart motivate her outspoken support for the present and future of music education. With honest humility and courage, she speaks the truth of the immeasurable importance for our evolving society to realize that jazz is a precious art form for us to invest ourselves in and to treat with care, dignity and devotion. I’m grateful for Céline’s encouragement of my efforts, because her sincerity won’t ever allow her to “pretend” where the sanctity of music is concerned. Céline is the real deal and the international jazz community is blessed by her humanity, soul and voice.” – Benny Green, Pianist, Composer, and Educator.
Marie-Annick Béliveau has been active on the Montreal musical stage for over 20 years. Her recent performance of Scelsi’s solo “performance opera” Les Chants du Capricorne, under the direction of Pauline Vaillancourt, was unanimously praised by critics, earning her an Opus Award for the Musical event of the year from the Conseil québécois de la musique. In 2021 she will become the new artistic director of Chants Libres, Montrealbased vocal creation company founded by Pauline Vaillancourt 30 years ago. She has made a name for herself as an accomplished performer of the contemporary repertoire, premiering over 30 works in Canada and Europe. She can regularly be heard on CBC and has made several award-winning recordings. Equally active on the classical stage, she performs as a soloist with several ensembles and has participated in many soundtracks, such as The Red Violin and Paul à Québec. Marie-Annick is also very active in her community, as a teacher in charge of classical vocal instruction at UQAM, at Camp musical Père Lindsay and CAMMAC music center, and as a performer for La Société pour les Arts en Milieux de Santé.