Simon Bertrand

La Chasse Galerie

for four soloist, narrator, and orchestra

About the work

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

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).

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