Thursday, February 21, 20137:00 pm
Works by Boudreau and Vivier.
Pre-concert event, 6:00 pm, free admission
Sound a drum roll in celebration of a hero! For the MNM festival opening event, the Ensemble de la SMCQ pays homage to Claude Vivier, who tragically left us 30 years ago. The SMCQ underscores this anniversary by programing two of the composer’s most notable works, where mysticism, exoticism and nostalgia evoke disturbing feelings. Highlighted by talented soloists Louise-Andrée Baril and Marie-Annick Béliveau, this concert will be punctuated by Walter Boudreau’s violin concerto, a signature from the SMCQ’s Maestro, inspired by Vivier’s musical life, with soloist Noémi Racine Gaudreault.
Zipangu (1977), 16:007 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos and double bass
Hymnen an die Nacht (1975)Original work: Hymnen an die NachtOrch. Walter Boudreau, 2012soprano, flute, oboe, percussion, piano and celloPremiere
La Vie d’un héros (Tombeau de Vivier) (1999, 2002), 33:00solo violin, percussion and string orchestra
Production SMCQ in collaboration with MNM