Louise Bessette: 30 ans de carrière (1/3)

  • March 31, 2012
    2:00 pm
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100, rue Sherbrooke Est

Works by Arcuri, Boivin, Oesterle, Sokolović.

A day of celebrations! The SMCQ marks the 30-year career of Louise Bessette, contemporary music doyenne, by giving her free rein over a one-of-a-kind triple concert. The pianist will open the event with ARTefact to perform several premieres, as well as Sokolović’s City Songs, before tackling some red hot pieces in the second half (Scelsi and Boudreau). She will close the day with pianist Peter Hill, renown for his performances of Messiaen.

Participants

Programme

  • premiere
    piano
    Commission: Louise Bessette, with support from the CCA
    • 1. Bois
    • 2. Terre
    • 3. Feu
    • 4. Eau
    • 5. Métal
  • premiere
    violin, cello, clarinet, and piano
    Commission: ARTefact, with support from the CCA
  • premiere
    violin, and piano
    Commission: Olga Ranzenhofer, with support from the CCA
    • 1. da smo se ranije sreli
    • 2. sojčice, devojčice…
    • 3. tiho noći…
    • 4. igrale se delije…
    • 5. bolujem ja
    • 6. mam jednu želju…
  • premiere
    violin, cello, clarinet, and piano
    Commission: ARTefact, with support from the CALQ
    • 1. prelude
    • 2. a gentle groove
    • 3. in motion
    • 4. uphill
    • 5. conversation
    • 6. weightless waltzing
    • 7. parade
    • 8. nostalgia
    • 9. pursuit
    • 10. delicate clockwork
    • 11. hide and seek
    • 12. nocturnal

Production SMCQ

Pianist Louise Bessette has carved out a distinctive place for her herself in the performance of some of the most important works of our time. Recognized for her eclectic repertoire and virtuosic performances, she has been singled out for a number of awards.