Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble in this award-winning programme, Volksmobiles. The ensemble, founded out of a desire to reach a more diverse audience and establish a connection between pop and classical music, looks for ways to break the stigma of unapproachability, searching for new ways of expression within the classical medium, and fostering communication and collaboration between artists and within their community.
Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. This performance is sure to appeal to a broad audience, ranging from classical music lovers to punk rockers.
Photo by Danylö Böbyk