Academics

Canadian musicians Angéle Dubeau & La Pietá bring their passion for classical music to Wisconsin Lutheran College

March 7, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Angéle Dubeau & La Pietá, a 12-member, all-female string ensemble, will perform Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. The program will include: "Chaconne in G minor" by Tomaso Antonio Vitali; "Homage to Piazzolla" by Astor Piazzolla; "Quartet in G minor" by Joe Hisaishi; "First Romanian Rhapsody" by George Enescu; and "Carmen" by Georges Bizet. Several of the pieces are arranged or orchestrated by Dubeau or members of La Pietá.

"Drawing upon the passionate writing of the great composers, the musicians of La Pietá and I have put our hearts into each note, each melody," says violinist Dubeau. A graduate and First Prize Winner of the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Dubeau continued to pursue her studies at the Juilliard School of Music. From 1981 to 1984, she left for Romania to work with Stefan Gheorghiu, and since that time, Dubeau has become one of Canada's most prominent artists. She is one of the rare classical music soloists to have certified Gold for 50,000 albums sold in one year. In 1997, Dubeau created La Pietá, a 12-member string ensemble bringing together some of the finest women musicians in Canada.

The Angéle Dubeau & La Pietá performance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $27 general, $24 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.