France’s Ensemble Variances – Ottawa Debut Nov. 12

[Source: Ottawa Chamberfest]

November 7, 2017

OTTAWA – France’s Ensemble Variances makes their Ottawa debut Nov. 12 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, in a performance featuring Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune).

The six-piece ensemble, led by acclaimed new music composer Thierry Pécou, will also introduce two of Pécou’s most celebrated compositions, alongside favourite works by Igor Stravinsky and Astor Piazzolla. Known as a “master of perpetual motion” (Le Figaro), Pécou’s group features violin, cello, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute.

The 2017-18 Chamberfest Concert Series is presented by Ottawa Chamberfest. Tickets are available online at chamberfest.com, by phone at 613-234-6306, or in person at 4 Florence St., Suite 201.

When:
7:30 p.m., Sunday November 12

Where:
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St. (O’Connor and Lisgar)

What:
Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso arr. Georges Bizet
Thierry Pécou: Quelqu’un parle au tango
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from L’histoire du soldat
Svante Henryson: Off Pist
Darius Milhaud: Caramel Mou
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Thierry Pécou: Les Machines désirantes

Who:
Ensemble Variances
Thierry Pécou
Ottawa Chamberfest

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