Sunday, November 29, 2009, 7:00 pm


1200, rue de Bleury [métro Place-des-Arts], Montréal, Québec

Tickets: 514-861-4036


  • Regular: $25.00
  • Senior: $15.00
  • Student: $15.00

Paolo Bellomia

Photo: Claude Lacasse.

Production Orchestre 21

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.

With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


  • Gilles Tremblay, Vers le soleil (1978)

  • Edgard Varèse, Déserts (1950-54)

    two flutes (and piccolos), two clarinets (and clarinet in E-flat), bass clarinet, two horns, three trumpets (and two piccolo trumpets), three trombones, two tubas, piano, five percussions and tape

  • René Orea Sánchez, Landocinógena (2009) (premiere)

  • Frank Zappa, The Perfect Stranger (1982)

    two flutes (and alto flutes), two oboes (and English horns), two clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, tuba, harp, two pianos (and 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)

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

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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