Thursday, April 21, 20166:00 pm
Works by Antheil, Bernstein, Lehrman, Rea and Stravinsky.
Major orchestral works tinted with jazz
Under the baton of Walter Boudreau, thirty musicians of the SMCQ Ensemble perform major orchestral works with a jazz influence. The audience will dive into a 20th century musical saga seen through the prism of this brilliant style.
… consisting of major contemporary music composers
From Igor Stravinski to Leonard Bernstein, by way of George Antheil and John Rea, the program’s composers are renowned for their audacious propensity for crossing over from one style to another. As is true for all cosmopolitan geniuses ahead of their time.
A concert that you’ll enjoy to the fullest …
The source for this concert is the jazzy concept: a passion for this musical genre shared by John Rea and Walter Boudreau. In essence, a genuine opportunity for communion. Musical styles that speak to lovers of flourishing musical creation.
- 6:00 pm — Welcoming words and wine reception
- 7:00 pm — Concert Big Apple Jam
- 8:30 pm — Cocktail
Ballet Mécanique (1924, 53), 19:00Original work: Ballet MécaniqueOrch. Paul D Lehrman, 2000piano, video and 8-channel fixed mediumWith screening of the film Ballet Mécanique by Dudley Murphy and Fernand Léger
Big Apple Jam (1987-91), 13:00Original work: Big Apple JamArr. John Rea, 2016saxophone quartet and jazz orchestraPremiere
Treppenmusik (1982), 16:00string quartet, saxophone quartet, E-flat clarinet (
B-flat clarinet), 2 bass clarinets and delay
Ebony Concerto (1945), 9:00clarinet and big band
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (1949), 8:00clarinet and big band