Music Toronto - Chamber Music Downtown
piano
LOUISE BESSETTE
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8 pm

 piano 
LOUISE BESSETTE 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8 pm

Over her 35 year career, Louise Bessette has gained renown for her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. In addition to many recordings as a soloist and with chamber ensembles and appearances worldwide with orchestras and at important festivals, Ms. Bessette regularly tours throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 2016 Louise Bessette won her eighth Opus Prize (the Quebec Junos).

Pre-concert talk at 7:15 in the lobby

ESCALES
un piano autour du monde
Piano around the World

John Adams
China
China Gates
Qigang Chen
China, Beijing
Instants d’un opéra de Pékin
Percy Grainger
Australia
Colonial Song
Charles Ives
United States, Concord, Massachussetts
Sonate no. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-1860” III- The Alcotts
Maurice Dela
Canada, Quebec City
La vieille capitale
I- Prélude – Veille sous la porte Saint-Jean
II- Chanson – Ballade des petites rues
III- Divertissement – Danse sur la terrasse

Wim Statius Muller
Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao
Valse “Avila Beach
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Brazil
I- Preludio
INTERMISSION
Jeffrey Ryan
British Columbia
Mirari Seven Wonders
Michael Blake
Grahamstown, South Africa
38th Hill Street Blues
Claude Debussy
Spain, Granada
Estampes
II- La soirée dans Grenade
Christophe Moyreau
Canada
La Canadienne
Philippe Hersant
France, Orléans
Le carillon d’Orléans – d’après les Cloches d’Orléans de Christophe Moyreau (1753)
Franz Liszt
Italia, Roma
Ave Maria “The Bells of Rome”
Modest Moussorgsky
Russia, Kiev
Pictures at an Exhibition
X- The Bohatyr Gate of Kiev

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