BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

François Houle

April 27, 2009, 12pm

National Gallery of Canada – Rideau Chapel

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

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François Houle, clarinet
Jane Hayes, piano

Considered by many to be Canada’s leading exponent of the clarinet, François Houle’s performances and recordings transcend the stylistic borders associated with his instrument in all of the diverse musical spheres he embraces: classical, jazz, new music, improvised music, and world music.

As an improviser, he has developed a unique language, virtuosic and rich. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has actively expanded the clarinet’s repertoire by commissioning some of today’s leading Canadian and international composers and premiering over one hundred new works. François is a musician who consistently imbues each genre he masters with a conspicuous creativity, thrilling audiences with his unique tone and surprising interpretations.

Accompanied by pianist Jane Hayes, François’s recital program artfully moves from works by Milhaud and Piazzolla to the world premiere of his own composition Aerials XIX.

This concert will air on CBC Radio 2 103.3 FM

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