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for soprano and symphonic orchestra
Duration: 19 minutes
Recording of the August 16th 2013 concert, at Françoys-Bernier Hall of Domaine Forget, Saint-Irénée, Qc.
Great bravura cycle for lyrical soprano and symphonic orchestra, Urbania bites in four musical moments into the hectic and disturbing city life.
After a Réveil (Awakening) under the morning sunlight and horn noise from afar, the soprano goes into a Chevauchée cycliste (Cyclist ride), confronting on-wheels “cerberuses” to reach the office. Then she takes care of her tender Petite pousse (Small sprout), protecting it against the West winds, to finally complain about a city that always yells at her “Crache le cash” (Spill the cash)!
Urbania has been composed after a commission by Jean-Philippe Tremblay for Pascale Beaudin and the Orchestre de la Francophonie. It has been premiered on August 27th 2013 in Mont-Laurier, during the Orchestre de la Francophonie tour and the Festival classique des Hautes-Laurentides.
|2013-12-10||Composer in residence of the Festival classique des Hautes-Laurentides|
|2013-11-18||Recordings of Urbania on website|
|2013-08-22||Urbania in the Messager de Verdun and the Écho de la Lièvre of Mont-Laurier|
|2013-08-07||Urbania: an article, a video and some free tickets|
|2013-08-06||Urbania in Ottawa: in the Queen's Lodge (videos)|
|2013-07-29||Superb premiere of Urbania in Mont-Laurier (with videos)|
|2013-07-17||Launch of Nelligan Poems crowdsourcing on August 20th to let place for Urbania|
|2013-06-20||La Presse writes about Urbania in the season launch of the Orchestre de la Francophonie|
|2013-06-17||Urbania : season 2013 launch of Orchestre de la Francophonie|
|2013-06-12||Urbania : my second marathon over|
|2013-05-16||Urbania : Petite pousse, rebel lullaby|
|2013-04-22||In a rush!|
|2013-03-27||Urbania: concert dates|
|2013-02-15||Urbania: composing Réveil|