Saturday, March 31, 20127:00 pm
- In person
Works by Messiaen and 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.
Louise Bessette, piano
Peter Hill, piano
Frédéric Bednarz, violin
Arianna Warsaw-Fan, violin; Yegor Dyachkov, cello; Simon Aldrich, clarinet; Louise Bessette, piano
- The Rite of Spring (1912-13, 47)Orch. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, 1913four-hand pianoIn celebration of the centenary of The Rite of Spring
- Visions de l’Amen (1943), 45:002 pianosCelebrating the 20th anniversary of the death of Olivier Messiaen
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.