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Simon Bertrand

La Chasse Galerie

for four soloist, narrator, and orchestra

La Chasse Galerie is a concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra with narrator inspired by the folktale from Quebec of the same name (The tale of the flying canoe).

SPECS

Duration:

18'

Movements:

Instrumentation:

"double winds /4231/strings/harp/celesta/timpani+ 2
-Version A : With saxophone quartet)
-Version B : With four winds (Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)"

Tech:

BACKGROUND

Date of composition:

2013

Commissionner:

Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

Performances:

"Premiere: 2013, Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil

2017, Gustav Mahler Orchestra of Hong Kong and the Danish Saxophone Quartet at the Festival international Busan Maru

2017, Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France for their French tour

2017, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal with the Qasar Saxophone Quartet and Patrice Bélanger"

Awards:

Press:

ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Winner of the Opus award 2013 for Composer of the Year, first-prize winner of the Prix collégien de Musique Contemporaine 2014, and Winner of the First International Busan Maru Composition Competition in South Korea 2014, Simon Bertrand has an international reputation that has led him to compose for musicians around the globe such as the Musica Nipponia Ensemble (Japan), the Danish Saxophone Quartet (Denmark), the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (Canada), the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (China), the Gwandju Symphony Orchestra (Korea), the SMCQ, and the Orchestre National d'île-de-France (France). Highlights for his upcoming seasons include a premiere with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Les Violons du Roy, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.

Gagnant du prix Opus 2013 pour le compositeur de l’année, récipiendaire du premier Prix collégien de musique contemporaine 2014 et gagnant de l’International Busan Maru Composition Competition de Corée du Sud de 2014, Simon Bertrand connait une réputation à l’internationale qui l’amène à composer pour des musiciens d’à travers le monde tels que le Musica Nipponia Ensemble (Japon), le Danish Saxophone Quartet (Danemark), l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, le Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (Chine), le Gwandju Symphony Orchestra (Corée) et l’Orchestre National d’île-de-France (France). Parmi les faits saillants des saisons à venir, on note des oeuvres présentées en primeur mondiale avec l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM), les Violons du Roy, et le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM).

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