The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) was founded in 1966 by Maryvonne Kendergi, Wilfrid PELLETIER, Hugh Davidson, and composers Jean PAPINEAU-COUTURE and Serge GARANT. Its mandate is to promote and popularize Canadian and international contemporary music.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 1972 in Winnipeg by the conductor Ruben Gurevich. In 1990 the MCO had a core of 22 players drawn largely from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.. The orchestra's regular venues have beenYoung United Church, the Fort Garry Hotel, and Westminster United Church.