Concerts / Berliner Momente

  • February 23, 2017
    7:30 pm
  • February 24, 2017
    7:30 pm
Salle Pollack — Université McGill
555, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Works by Bartók, Boudreau.

Opening of the Montréal/New Music festival (MNM!) On this occasion, the McGill Symphony Orchestra presents two movements from Berliner Momente, the immense cycle of orchestral works composed by the iconoclast Walter Boudreau in homage to the German capital. The work, tinged with the shades of Wagner and Haydn, presents Berlin in the form of a musical odyssey. A meeting with history which illustrates the festival theme (Back to the Future), following on the example of the eloquent modernity of Bartók’s famous Concerto pour orchestre.

Participants

Program

  • Walter Boudreau, Berliner Momente I (Hommage à Berlin) (1988, 2006)
    three flutes (and piccolo), two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons (and double bassoon), four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, two harps, timpani, three percussions, violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses
  • Walter Boudreau, Berliner Momente II (La Guerre Froide) (1991, 2006)
    three flutes (and piccolo), two oboes, English horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons (and double bassoon), four horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, two harps, timpani, three percussions, violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, and double basses
  • Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 / BB 123 (1943)
    orchestra

Coproduction École de musique Schulich / MNM