Walking in Beauty: a concert-ritual

Friday, November 2, 2018
Ensemble Variances (France)
Thierry Pécou, electric piano & direction
Anne Cartel, flute
Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet
Nicolas Prost, saxophone
David Louwerse, cello
Laurene Durantel, double bass
Irinri Aravidou, percussions
Katarina Livljanić, contralto
Noa Frenkel, contralto
the poetry of Laura Tohe (Navajo -Tsénahabiłnii, Sleepy Rock People clan)

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver | google map

Bar opens at 7:00PM| Concert starts at 8:00PM
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.

‘Some people write travel journals; Thierry Pécou uses notes instead of words
and turns his travels 
into scores.’
Le Figaro

Inspired by rituals from around the world, Walking in Beauty features music by Thierry Pécou (France), Katarina Livljanić (Croatia), and Guillermo Diego (Mexico).

At a time when scientific and technological progress is at an all time high – this is an opportunity to unplug, to find a state in which “one feels that everything is in its place”.

Harmony, balance and beauty. It’s time to listen and it’s time to heal.

Please join us for a post-concert reception with wine generously sponsored by Consulate General of France in Vancouver.



Guillermo Diego & Thierry Pécou
Paseo de la Reforma for flute, clarinet, saxophone, cello, doublebass and percussion
New version’s world Premiere North American Tour

Katarina Livljanić
Kokla Kokabula, an incantation based on Christian and pagan exorcisms from medieval Croatia
Commissioned by Ensemble Dialogos

Thierry Pécou
Changing Woman, cantata of the Four Mountains for two contraltos and instrumental ensemble
Libretto by Sylvie Blasco based on Navajo songs and mythology. Co-commission of the Festival Arabesques Hamburg and Festival d‘Ambronay


$29/$15 single tickets (regular/student)

Available as part of a Pick-4 Ticket Pack.


All prices include service charges and fees. Call Music on Main at 604.879.9888 to purchase over the phone. Questions? Email us at info@musiconmain.ca.

The Roundhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets.

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Partners & Sponsors of Ensemble Variances:
With the support of Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Région Normandie, Sacem, Spedidam, French Institute, New Music found and Odia Normandie, office de diffusion et d’information artistique. In partnership with Alto Solutions artistiques, French American Chamber of commerce of Ohio and Ville de Rouen. Ensemble Variances is member of Bureau Export, Fevis, Futurs composés and Profedim.

Ensemble Variances Official Website

Noa Frenkel Official Website 

Laura Tohe Official Website