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Louise Bessette in concert: December 2002

On December 2nd, 2002, 8:15 pm, at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, Louise Bessette will be the guest of the Société de musique contemporaine de Lausanne (Switzerland). She will perform two major works of the 20th century: La fauvette des jardins by Olivier Messiaen and the Second Piano Sonata, “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” by the American composer Charles Ives.

Info: Société de musique contemporaine de Lausanne: (41) (21) 329-0282

She will be giving in concert this program also in March 2003 at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal (March 27th, 2003, 8 pm) and in April at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto (April 1st, 2003, 8 pm).

With the Molinari Quartet

On Friday December 13th, 2002 at 8 pm at Redpath Hall (McGill University, Montreal), the pianist Louise Bessette will be joining the Molinari Quartet to interpret SHOSTAKOVICH’s Quintet for piano and strings in G minor, opus 57 (1940). In the first part of the concert, the Molinari will perform LUTOSLAWSKI’s Quartet (1964) as well as the Quartet no 6 (1993) by R. Murray SCHAFER.

Redpath Hall, McGill University: 3461, McTavish, Montreal (metro Peel).

Info : Quatuor Molinari : (514) 527-5515

December 14th, 2002 Bandeen Hall (Lennoxville), 8 pm

For those who will not have the chance to hear them in Montreal, the Molinari and Louise Bessette will be in Lennoxville, Quebec, at the beautiful Bandeen Hall of the Bishop’s University on December 14th, with the same program.

Bandeen Hall, Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Qc. Phone: 819-822-9692.

Info : Quatuor Molinari : (514) 527-5515

Broadcasts on the Chaîne culturelle de Radio-Canada

December 1st, 8 pm: Visions de l’Amen by Olivier Messiaen with pianists Håkon Austbø and Louise Bessette.

December 2nd, 8 pm: Excerpts from the Catalogue d’oiseaux (VI - L'Alouette Lulu, VII - L'Alouette Calandrelle et XIII - Le Courlis cendré) and the Prélude (1964) by Olivier Messiaen with pianist Louise Bessette.

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