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

  • March 31, 2012
    7:00 pm
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100, rue Sherbrooke Est

Works by Messiaen, Stravinsky.

6:30pm: preconcert talk video about the works on the program, by pianist and speaker Peter Hill.

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

  • four-hand piano
    In celebration of the centenary of The Rite of Spring
  • two pianos
    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the death of Olivier Messiaen
    • 1. Amen de la Création
    • 2. Amen des étoiles, de la planète à l’anneau
    • 3. Amen de l’Agonie de Jésus
    • 4. Amen du Désir
    • 5. Amen des Anges, des Saints, du chant des oiseaux
    • 6. Amen du Jugement
    • 7. Amen de la Consommation

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.