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Louise Bessette's Upcoming Activities

On April 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm, pianist Louise Bessette and members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra will join for a concert entitled 'Music for a Sunday Afternoon', at the National Gallery of Canada. On the program: Wein, Weib und Gesang (piano, harmonium, string quartet) by J. Strauss Jr. (trans. Berg); Korngold's Marchenbilder (Fairytale Pictures), op. 3 (piano solo); Les furieuses enluminures (piano, string quartet, flute, clarinet) by Canadian composer Serge Arcuri; Webern's Quintet for piano and strings; and Kaiser Waltz (piano, string quartet, flute, clarinet) by J. Strauss Jr. (trans. Schoenberg).

Sunday, April 23, 2006, 2:00 pm
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
Louise Bessette (piano) with members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
National Gallery of Canada
380, Promenade Sussex, Ottawa
$27.50 / students $13.75

On May 4, 2006 at 7:00 pm, composer José Évangelista will give a lecture at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur: 'Un autre regard sur la musique traditionnelle de l'Espagne'. Louise Bessette will be performing one of his works for piano, Monodias Espanolas. A reception offered by the General Consulate of Spain will follow the concert.

Thursday, May 4, 2006, 7:00 pm
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100, Sherbrooke East St., Montréal
Free admission

In addition, Louise Bessette will adjudicate the Orchestre symphonique de Québec's Concours de Concertos Canadiens from April 28 to May 3, 2006.

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