A Puppet Parade
“I loved A Puppet Parade because I was able to imagine the puppets and their story while the orchestra and its conductor were playing. The movement that I liked the most is “the wolf” because I find it fast and exciting. Did you know that Maxime Goulet composed this piece when he was still a student at the University? He’s really good, isn’t he?”
– Éléna Dostie (10 years old)
A Puppet Parade is an orchestral suite inspired by a selection of marionettes made by Micheline Legendre.
I – The Master of Ceremonies: With an energetic crack of his whip, he opens the show with a flourish.
II – Wang-Fô: An old Chinese painter who radiates wisdom and serenity.
III – Harlequin and Punchinello: Two tricksters, straight out of Commedia dell’arte, who incessantly interrupt and taunt each other.
IV – Lolita: A little ballerina who evokes the beauty and magic of the circus.
V – The Wolf: A ferocious beast on the hunt.
Instrumentation: 184.108.40.206 / 220.127.116.11 / timp+1 / strings
Duration: 18 minutes
Dedicated to Micheline Legendre.
2018, Sept. 28 | Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, Stephane Laforest | Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2010, July 11 | National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Geneviève Leclair | Brott Music festival, Hamilton, Canada
2008, Feb. 17 | Ensemble Euterpe, Geneviève Leclair | Église St-Jean Baptiste, Montreal, Canada
2007, Feb. 24 | Ensemble Euterpe, Geneviève Leclair | Hall Marie-Stéphane, Montreal, Canada (premiere)