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The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec proudly presents:
Tango Diablo!, a solo recital by the pianist Louise Bessette.

Presented within the framework of the Conseil des arts de Montréal's Tour: « Jouer dans l'île », this highly colourful and virtuoso program will include enticingly-titled tangos: Incitation to desire by C. Biscardi, The Exile's Café by M. Sahl, Tango Dreaming by C. Bright, amusing Fromage dangereux by W. Schimmel, and the “tango comique” by R. Berkman, Thorn-Torn Lips.

In addition to the classics by Albeniz, Stravinsky, Schulhoff, and Piazzolla, a tango-fantasy, Für Louise, dedicated to the pianist by Canadian composer Raoul Sosa, will be heard, as well as Antoine's Tango, a lullaby-tango dedicated to Louise Bessette's son, by the American Barbara Kolb.

Don't miss this program, to be held at the Maison de la Culture near you!

Wednesday, October 1st, 8:00 pm, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Friday, October 3, 5:30 pm, Château Dufresne Museum, Orgue et couleurs Festival
Sunday, October 5, 2:00 pm, Salle Jean-Grimaldi (Lasalle)
Sunday, October 12, 3:00 pm, Stewart Hall (Pointe-Claire)
Monday, November 3, 7:30 pm, Centre culturel de Pierrefonds
Sunday, November 9, 11:00 am, L'Île Bizard Library
Wednesday, November 12, 2:00 pm, Eleanor London Public Library (Côte Saint-Luc)
Friday, November 14, 8:00 pm, Centre des loisirs (Saint-Laurent)
Sunday, November 16, 11:00 am, Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles
Wednesday, November 19, 8:00 pm, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
Friday, November 21, 8:00 pm, Église Jean XXIII (Anjou)
Sunday, November 23, 11:00 am, Centre culturel de Dorval
Monday, November 24, 8:00 pm, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Lundis d'Edgard, hosted by Edgar Fruitier

Program: Michael S. Horwood, Horizontal Tango ; Chester Biscardi, Incitation to desire (Tango) ; Isaac Albeniz, Tango, opus 165 no 2 ; Erwin Schulhoff, Tango (excerpts from 5 études de jazz) ; Igor Stravinsky, Tango ; Ivana Loudova, Tango Music ; Raoul Sosa, Für Louise (tango-fantasy) ; Colin Bright, Tango Dreaming ; Jackson Hill, Tango No Tango (Japanese tango) ; Robert Berkman, Thorn-Torn Lips (tango comique) ; Michael Sahl, Exile's café ; Barbara Kolb, Antoine's Tango (dedicated to Louise Bessette's son) ; William Schimmel, Fromage dangereux ; Astor Piazolla, Adios Nonino (tango rapsodia).

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