On a Tightrope

On a Tightrope is a string quartet in three movements. It’s an energetic work with many mood contrasts. The piece is dedicated to a great friend, a remarkable pedagogue and a inspiring composer, Alan Belkin.

Instrumentation:
– Version for string quartet
– Version for organ solo (3rd movement only)

Duration: 16 minutes

Premiere: May 17th, 2006, by Marie-Ève Lamy (violin I), Véronique Perrault (violin II), Alexis Carter (viola) et Marie-Claire Lavigueur (cello), at the Serge Garant Hall, in Montréal.

Performances of: On a Tightrope
  • Aug. 10, 2011 | Yves G Préfontaine | Festival Orgues and Cimes, Finhaut, Switzerland
  • Dec. 10, 2010 | Yves-G. Préfontaine | Grand séminaire, Le festival des couleurs de l’orgue français, Montreal
  • Sept. 29, 2007 | Journées de la culture, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal
  • Sept. 18, 2007 | Hall Serge Garant, Montreal
  • Aug. 15, 2007 | Up to Your Ears Festival, Christ Chruch Cathedral, Montreal
  • March 4, 2007 | Gary Kulesha and Lynn Kuo | Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, Music Gallery, Toronto
  • Sept. 6, 2006 | Marie-Ève Lamy, Véronique Perreault, Alexis Carter and Amaryllis Jarczyk | Hall Claude Champagne, Montreal
  • May 17, 2006 | Marie-Ève Lamy, Véronique Perreault, Alexis Carter and Marie-Claire Lavigueur | Serge Garant Hall, Montreal (premiere)


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