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CBC Young Composers National Competition

On March 9th, 2003 at 7:30 pm, Louise Bessette will be performing one of the finalists’ works of the 15th CBC Young Composers National Competition: Les cendres d’un paysage éphémère by Maxime Després. Works by Charles-Antoine Fréchette and Matthew Rizzuto, as well finalists in the Piano category, will be performed by Louise-Andrée Baril and Olivier Godin. Works by Andriy Talpash, Analia Llugdar and Niklas Kambeitz will be featured in the Chamber Music category and performed by the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM) conducted by Véronique Lacroix. In addition to the program, Géométrie sentimentale by Ana Sokolovic (Grand prix of the Canada Council for the Arts du Canada in 1999). This concert will be followed by the prize-giving ceremony.

This concert is included in the programming of the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques, presented by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, the Music Faculty of McGill University, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and CBC Radio Two.

Salle Pierre-Mercure of the Centre
300, Maisonneuve Est
(514) 987-6919
Free Admission

Solo Recitals

On March 27, 2003 at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montréal), 8 pm, and April 1st, 2003, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (Toronto), 8 pm. Louise Bessette will perform three major works of the 20th century:

La fauvette des jardins by Olivier Messiaen
Four Poems by Giacinto Scelsi
Second Piano Sonata, “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” by Charles Ives.

This is the same program that she recently performed at the Conservatoire de Lausanne, as guest of the Société de musique contemporaine de Lausanne (Switzerland).

March 27th, 2003.
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal
100, Sherbrooke Est
(514) 872-5338

April 1st, 2003.
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto

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