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Isabelle Demers Performs The Firebird 2024-2025

Consummate virtuosa Isabelle Demers transforms the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique into an opulent orchestra, bringing out its many facets.

Season Presenting Partner

Consummate virtuosa Isabelle Demers charms audiences with her dynamic playing and original programs. In this concert, she transforms the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique into an opulent orchestra, bringing out its many facets in transcriptions of works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky.

Artists

Isabelle Demers, organ

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously offered to the OSM by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais.

Programme

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, op. 35: IV. Festival at Baghdad – The Sea – The Ship Breaks upon a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman (transcr. I. Demers, 13 min.)

Elsa Barraine, Prelude and fugue no. 1 in G minor (11 min.)

Naji Hakim, Hommage à Igor Stravinsky, excerpts (12 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

Igor Stravinsky, Scherzo à la Russe (transcr. I. Demers, 4 min.)

Nadia Boulanger, Three Pieces (9 min.)

Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919, transcr. I. Demers, 22 min.)

Total duration95minutes