Sax & voix: Love Songs

  • January 13, 2012
    8:00 pm
Salle Tanna Schulich — Université McGill
527, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Alfredo Mendoza and Jana Miller perform works by Burke, Leroux, Scelsi, Sokolović.

A concert full of voice and saxophone! Two highly talented young soloists get together to present a programme concocted with the help of composers Ana Sokolović and Philippe Leroux. The composer to be honoured this year has taken advantage of the occasion to arrange her work Mesh (for clarinet) for saxophone. Along with her celebrated Love Songs — where listeners get to hear “I love you” in 100 languages — Sokolović occupies a central place in this intimate concert.

Participants

Programme

  • women voice
    Commission: Queen of Puddings Music Theatre, with support from the CALQ
  • E-flat clarinet
    Commission: Lori Freedman, with support from the CCA
  • Philippe Leroux, Un lieu verdoyant — Hommage à Gérard Grisey (1999)
    soprano, and saxophone
  • Philippe Leroux, Je brûle, dit-elle un jour à un camarade (1990-91) (Edmond Jabès, libretto)
    soprano
  • Mitch Burke, Two Songs (Aaron Darch, libretto)
    premiere
    • 1. Early in September
    • 2. Crimson Fading
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Canti del Capricorno (1962-72)
    solo voice, and various instruments
    • 1. No. 1
    • 2. No. 2
    • 3. No. 3
    • 4. No. 4
    • 5. No. 5
    • 6. No. 6
    • 7. No. 7
    • 8. No. 8
    • 9. No. 9
    • 10. No. 10
    • 11. No. 11
    • 12. No. 12
    • 13. No. 13
    • 14. No. 14
    • 15. No. 15
    • 16. No. 16
    • 17. No. 17
    • 18. No. 18
    • 19. No. 19
    • 20. No. 20

Production Jana Miller — Alfredo Mendoza

Originally from Mexico, Alfredo Mendoza recently completed his doctorate at the Université de Montréal. Jana Miller holds a newly-minted master’s degree from McGill. Each performs regularly on the cultural scene in a wide variety of ensembles.