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Duo Bessette-Daoust

Friday November 5, 2004, at 8pm, at Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, flutist Lise Daoust and pianist Louise Bessette will be giving a concert within the framework of the 2004 Flute Fair of the Ottawa Flute Association. On the program: Mozart's Sonata in C Major for flute and piano, Marin Marais' Les Folies d'Espagne for solo flute, Bela Bartok's Suite Paysanne Hongroise for flute and piano, Lorraine Desmarais Sonata for flute and piano, Yves Daousts Adagio for flute and tape. Flutists Chloé Labbé and Marie-Hélène Breault will then join in for Theatrical Works by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Lise Daoust will also be giving a masterclass, on Saturday, November 6, from 9am to 12:30pm, and a unique workshop, from 1:30 to 3:00pm, with her team of performers, where a Stockhausen piece serves as the basis to demonstrate extended and innovative flute techniques.

Concert: Friday November 5, 8pm
Tabaret Hall - University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland, Ottawa
Masterclass with Lise Daoust: Saturday, November 6, 9am
Workshop with Lise Daoust: Saturday, November 6, 1:30pm
Exhibitor's Hall
(613) 235-6542

Louise Bessette at the Music Gallery

Louise Bessette gave her Toronto debut at the Music Gallery in 1992 and now returns with a program of classics from the American piano repertoire, including Charles Ives' Sonata no. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860", Aaron Coplands Sonata for piano, and Elliott Carters Night Fantasies. Louise Bessette will dedicate this concert to the memory of the pianist Claude Helffer, who passed away on October 28.

Thursday December 2, 8pm
Music Gallery
197 John Street, Toronto
$20 regular/$15 member + senior/$5 student

More concerts to come:

"Les Oiseaux exotiques" with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan (during Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques Festival), concerts in Montreal (March 7th) and Toronto (March 13th).

"Carillons Eternels", a piano recital with works by Arcuri, Debussy, Liszt, Murail, Provost, Ravel, Église de la Visitation, Montreal, March 20th.

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