Social & Cultural Activities
The MCA 2017 will offer a special social/cultural program to meeting attendees. Activities may include music, museums, walking tours and culinary experiences, among others. More details to follow, closer to the meeting date.
Cecilia Quartet Concert at McGill's Pollack Hall
As part of a wider cultural programme, the conference has booked McGill’s Pollack Hall for a performance of the Cecilia Quartet, a prize-winning and up and coming string quartet (http://ceciliastringquartet.com).
July 25, 2017, 8pm - 10:30pm
Tickets are 10$.
Hailed for their “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the CSQ perform for leading presenters in North America and Europe. Past engagements include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Northwestern University in Illinois, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Their live concert recordings have been broadcast on more than a dozen international public radio networks, including Australia (ABC Classical FM), Canada (CBC/SRC), the United States (WQXR), England (BBC Radio 3), and Germany (DeutschlandRadio). Prize-winners at several international competitions, including Osaka (2008) and Bordeaux (2010), they were awarded First Prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC), where they also won the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work.
Public lecture in French: Étienne Ghys
Public lecture in English: Erik Demaine
Tournaments of https://mathamaze.ca/ will take place during the afternoons of the congress.