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Monday, November 3, 2008

Prochain concert du Club musical de Qułębec, le 16 novembre

Un duo impressionnant au Club musical de Qułębec, le 16 novembre :

le violoniste Vadim Repin et le pianiste Nicolałě Lugansky

Le CLUB MUSICAL DE QUłÔBEC prłęsente un impressionnant duo composłę du violoniste Vadim Repin et du pianiste Nicolałě Lugansky, le dimanche 16 novembre łŢ 20 heures, łŢ la Salle Louis-Frłęchette du Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec. Ce concert est enregistrłę par Espace musique, la radio musicale de Radio-Canada 95,3 FM.

Retour ensemble au Club musical de deux musiciens chevronnłęs dłęjłŢ invitłęs individuellement et qui avaient tous deux littłęralement triomphłę łŢ quelques saisons d'intervalle. En exclusivitłę canadienne, les retrouvailles tout aussi inattendues qu'inespłęrłęes łŢ Qułębec de Vadim Repin et Nicolałě Lugansky, aprł«s un prestigieux arrłüt łŢ Salzbourg au cours de l'łętłę.

Au programme :

Debussy, Sonate pour violon et piano in sol mineur, L.140

Stravinski, Divertimento pour violon et piano

Beethoven, Sonate pour violon et piano no 9 en la majeur, op. 47, Č┤ Kreutzer Ȭ

Encore cette saison, les plus GRANDS se succł«dent au Club musical de Qułębec, avec le violoniste Vadim Repin et le pianiste Nicolałě Lugansky, le dimanche 16 novembre, łŢ la Salle Louis-Frłęchette du Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec.

Il reste encore de trł«s bonnes places pour ce concert. Les billets sont en vente łŢ la billetterie du Grand Thłęłótre de Qułębec, en composant le 643-8131 ou 1-877-643-8131 ou encore dans le rłęseau BILLETECH (

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

New music for international summer music festival

Calgary, AB ĺ─ý Throughout the thirty days of the Morningside Music Bridge festival, works by famous composers, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Igor Stravinsky and Antonio Vivaldi will be performed at Mount Royal College and around the city.

But this year, newly-written music is also on the agenda. John Abram, an instructor at the Mount Royal Conservatory and music consultant for Morningside Music Bridge, has written a piece especially for the young musicians who will perform in the festivalĺ─˘s final gala, taking place July 31 at the EPCOR Centreĺ─˘s Martha Cohen Theatre, starting at 7 p.m.

ĺ─˙Every year Morningside Music Bridge invites really excellent young musicians from around the world to take part, and you can basically throw the most difficult pieces from the classical repertoire at them. My goal was to write a new piece for string orchestra that will challenge them in a different way, based on ensemble playing versus solo playing,ĺ─¨ says Abram.

The result is Pluck ĺţ─ a modern and fun composition of four movements. Abram describes the first movement as being very intense because of some unusual playing techniques that create a sense of tension; the second, he says, is very easy going at the beginning but becoming frenzied at the end; in the third movement, the music slows down and is quiet, featuring solo playing; the last movement follows without a break and is very fast and energetic, and rhythmically quite complicated.

Abram chose the title with equal deliberation. ĺ─˙At itĺ─˘s most basic, Pluck refers to the plucking of the strings, but I also wanted a name that reflects the gusty nature of the students and the courage it takes to follow a career path in music,ĺ─¨ Abram explains.

According to Paul Dornian, director of the Mount Royal Conservatory, Abramĺ─˘s piece is the first of many organizers hope to commission with other composers over the coming years. ĺ─˙We, along with the sponsors, decided that it is part of our responsibility to upcoming generations of performers to encourage engaging new works of music that complement the historical repertories of Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart.ĺ─¨

As for Abram, he hopes the students and audience will enjoy his work. ĺ─˙I had an absolute blast composing the piece and hope everyone who hears it becomes lost in the music.ĺ─¨

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