OCTOBER CONCERTS

PIERRE-ANDRE DOUCET

The first of the concert series will be given by the French-Canadian pianist PIERRE-ANDRE DOUCET. 

Renowned for his vivid soundscapes and inventive texts, pianist and writer Pierre-André Doucet is a leading voice among Canada’s newest generation of artists.

He has been hailed for “the emotion of his playing and his impeccable control” (Audiophilia), and was named by CBC Radio 2 as being one of the best Canadian classical musicians under 30. Recently, he has performed in Canada, Europe, South Africa, and the United States, as well as across Asia, Europe and the South Pacific as one of the inaugural Lincoln Center Stage artists aboard Holland America Line ships. Several of his performances have been broadcast on Radio-Canada, CBC Radio and NPR.

Pierre-Andre’s concerts will take place on Tuesday October 12 and Thursday October 14.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) Arabesque no. 1, op. 61 Pierrette – Aire de Ballet, op 41 

Méditation, op 76, no. 6 

Arabesque no. 2, op. 92I

Lili Boulanger(1893-1918) Prélude en ré bémol majeur                                       

Claude Debussy(1862-1918) Préludes (excerpts)                                                   

Général Lavine, Eccentric (Livre II, no. 6)

Bruyères (Livre II, no. 5)

Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (Livre I, no. 7)

Ondine (Livre II, no. 8)

Interval

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Études d’exécution transcendente, S. 139 11. Harmonies du soir

Robert MUCZYNSKI (1929-2010) Desperate Measures (Paganini Variations)  

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Thursday, October14, 2021

Franz SCHUBERT(1797-1828) Impromptus, D.935
No. 1 in f minor (Allegro moderato) No. 2 in A-flat major (Allegretto)
No. 3 in B-flat major (Andante)
No. 4 in f minor (Allegro scherzando)

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Sonate en ré majeur, Hob. XVI :24 I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Finale : Presto

Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892-1983)   Impromptu (1909)

Sergei BORTKIEWICZ (1877-1952) Impromptu in E-flat major, ‘Eros’, op. 24, no. 3

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Irina Chkourindina

The second series of concerts will be given by IRINA CHKOURINDINA, the charismatic Russian pianist.  Irina’s concerts will take place on Tuesday October 26 and Thursday October 28.  

Born in Russia and Swiss by adoption, Irina is a multi-faceted artist, whose talents range from concert pianist to chamber musician, from accompanist to musical dramatist. A graduate from Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory, she received a Special Mention from the jury for her work. At the Conservatoire de Genève, she obtained a post-graduate degree as a chamber musician.Irina has distinguished herself in numerous international competitions.

Her repertoire is broad, with a fondness for Russian composers  Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. Romantic composers  Liszt, Chopin and Schumann. Among her favorite composers are Dutilleux, Gubaidulina, and Schedrin.

Tuesday, October, 26, 202

« The seasons » op.37 P.i.Tchaikovsky

1.    January: At the Fireside 

2.    February: Carnival 

3.    March: Song of the Lark 

4.    April: Snowdrop 

5.    May: Starlit Nights 

6.    June: Barcarolle 

7.    July: Song of the Reaper 

8.    August: Harvest 

9.    September: The Hunt 

10.  October: Autumn Song 

11.  November: Troika 

12.  December: Christmas

INTERVAL

S.Rachmaninoff           

Prelude in G major op.32 n°5                                                    

Prelude in G sharp minor op.32 n°12 

Prelude in b minor op.32 n°10

Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3 n.2

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 

W. A. Mozart                                                                               

Sonata in C major Kv.330

Allegro moderato

Andante cantabile

Allegretto

Fantasia in D minor                                                                  

Sonata in c minor K457

Allegro molto

Adagio

Allegro assai

INTERVAL

Frédéric Chopin                                                

Nocturne in C sharp minor                                                                                          

Nocturne in D flat major

Ballade n°1 in g minor op.23

Ballade n°3 in a flat major op.47                                

Polonaise in A flat major op.53 « Héroïque» 

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From the 1st October the Government has removed the requirement for social distancing although masks will still have to be worn inside the auditorium.

This allows us to revert to “normal” full-auditorium evening performances. Thus there will be no more matinees.

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For concert bookings please send an e-mail to reservasconcertos@gmail.com

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The concerts will take place in the auditorium at Os Agostos. Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm. There will be wine, fruit juices and canapés available for self-service. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members payable in advance by bank transfer.