Orchestre 21: Vers le soleil

  • November 29, 2009
    7:00 pm
Amphithéâtre — Le Gesù
1200, rue de Bleury

Paolo Bellomia and Orchestre 21 perform works by Orea Sánchez, Tremblay, Varèse, Zappa.

From Varèse to Tremblay: for this event Orchestre 21 will showcase Tremblay’s music alongside works by other major composers. The programme is based on determining encounter in the composer’s life that took place in Paris in 1952, when a barely 20-year old Tremblay came into contact with the fully mature Varèse. Rounded out with works by Zappa, the evening will feature a triptych of 20th-century musical monuments that will thrust listeners into a past that is still at our doorstep.



  • Gilles Tremblay, Vers le soleil (1978)
  • Edgard Varèse, Déserts (1950-54)
    two flutes (piccolos), two clarinets (clarinet in E-flat), bass clarinet, two horns, three trumpets (two piccolo trumpets), three trombones, two tubas, piano, five percussions, and fixed medium
  • René Orea Sánchez, Landocinógena (2009)
  • Frank Zappa, The Perfect Stranger (1982)
    two flutes (alto flutes), two oboes (English horns), two clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, harp, two pianos (celestas), three percussions, three violins, two violas, two cellos, and double bass
  • Frank Zappa, Dupree’s Paradise (1984)
  • Frank Zappa, Naval Aviation in Art? (1984)
  • Frank Zappa, The Girl in the Magnesium Dress (1984)
  • Frank Zappa, G-Spot Tornado (1992)
  • Frank Zappa, Be-Bop Tango (1973)

Production Orchestre 21

Founded and directed by Paolo Bellomia, Orchestre 21 is made up of 40 highly talented young Québecois musicians.