January 15, 2023 - 2:00PM

Women Composers of Today

Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau
430 Alexandre-Taché Blvd, Gatineau, QC, Canada

Theme and Variations, Op.80 – Amy Beach
For flute and string quartet

Dust – Keiko Devaux
For string quartet

Island prelude – Joan Tower
For oboe and string quartet

Commedia dell’arte – Ana Sokolovic
For string quartet

Sir Harlequin – Nicola Lefanu
For solo bassoon

Guest: Annie Noël-de-Tilly, flute

The women composers of the past, fewer in number than their male counterparts paved the way for today’s women composers, whose voices are emerging more and more.

Ensemble Prisme pays tribute to contemporary women composers from Quebec and beyond. The ensemble will play music by five women, portraying five distinct musical universes. Two of the composers are connected: the young Keiko Devaux, winner recipient of a JUNO award and an Opus prize, among other prizes accolades, studied with Ana Sokolovic, also recipient of numerous awards, and brand new artistic director of the SMCQ, the oldest contemporary new music institution in Quebec. Their unique visions of the string quartet come together while being very different. will be contrasted.

The ensemble will intersperse works for string quartet by Ana Sokolovic with pieces for solo bassoon by British composer, Nicola Lefanu.

As for American composers, Joan Tower and Amy Beach, they explore the evocative world of winds paired with string quartet. Pioneering Beach will be brilliantly wrought by our young guest flutist Annie Noël-de-Tilly

The members of Ensemble Prisme performing this repertoire will be:  Frédéric Hodgson, oboe, Ben Glossop, bassoon, Andréa Armijo-Fortin and Laura Nerenberg, violins, Olivier Philippe-Auguste, viola, Anne Contant, cello and Annie Noël-de-Tilly, flute. They look forward to delving into the worlds of these inspired and inspiring composers.

Tickets are available at the door on the evening of the concert or online at Lepointdevente.com

Indoor concerts comply with public health requirements

Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert or online.