The musts according to Walter Boudreau
Walter Boudreau

Artistic director
Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

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L'homme et son désir

September 13, 2012

Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau
Regular : $25.00
50 YO +: $15.00
Student : $10.00
Admission: 514-790-1245

The first part of the show, Nicole Lizee's The Man With the Golden Arms, is a brand new creation (2012) ordered by the SMCQ. In this concerto for drums, Sixtrum's six percussionists are joined by a drummer/guitarist/DJ and by the musicians of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, presenting the audience a work tinted by pop with techno hints.


Second time with Michel Longtin and Lettre posthume de Conrad

Michel Longtin received a posthumous letter from his friend Conrad, writen when he was fighting cancer. He then wrote this poignant and moving piece for 7 percussionists and an instrumental ensemble, evoking the darkest yet hopeful feelings that arise when Destiny strikes. 


Last but not least, back to the roaring twenties in France, 1918

Renowned compositor Darius Milhaud, who could gather up to 17 percussionists in his works, wrote L'homme et son désir along with poet Paul Claudel. In this version for 6 percussionists, a vocal quatuor and an instrumental ensemble, ballet music comes back to life for a moment. In this piece,  the roaring twenties' modernity meet Brazil's rythms, where Milhaud was particular secretery for then Consul de France. Walter Boudreau is sure to bring the audience into the steamy atmosphere of the brazilian forest.

A sample of L'homme et son désir: 


Alain Lefèvre joue Walter Boudreau

From January 15 to January 16, 2013

Maison Symphonique de Montréal
Montreal Symphonic Orchestra

La Valse de l'asile is a small tune taken from a play's soundtrack that Walter Boudreau composed in 2004 for a creation (L'asile de la pureté) of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) in homage to the poet and dramaturge Claude Gauvreau. Alain Lefèvre, who was there at the premiere, fell in love with the composition and now plays it worldwide. At the request of the pianist, Walter Boudreau composed the Concerto de l'asile, (command of the SRC) around this original piece of 6 minutes.

Concerto de l'asile

The infamous pianist Alain Lefèvre will present, with the Symphonic Orchestra of Montreal, in mondial premiere, this unique concerto, in a program uniting works from Wagner and Debussy.

Not to miss if the passion of music lives in you!

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