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  • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
    Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà In Concert
    All-Female Classical String Ensemble with Piano from Canada
    In Los Angeles
    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    LOS ANGELES, CA – January 15, 2015 – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is pleased to present Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà In Concert on Thursday, February 5, 2015 in Los Angeles. At the TRK event, prominent French-Canadian violin virtuoso Angèle Dubeau, accompanied by her sensational all-female classical string ensemble with piano, La Pietà, will be performing material from the luminous Blanc, Dubeau’s latest album, as well as interpretations of pieces by Philip Glass and additional works from the performer’s oeuvre. The 90-minute event begins at 7:30pm at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, which is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310-286-0553). Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. A no host bar will be available. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook event page here. Tickets can be purchased here. For information about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà (Photo Courtesy of the Artist)

    Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
    (Photo Courtesy of the Artist)

    “We are thrilled to welcome back Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà, one of the best classical ensembles ever presented at TRK,” says Pierre Leloup, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director. “The musicality of the string ensemble with piano is absolutely enchanting. And, after you have been captivated by Angèle’s performance, you will understand why she is one the rare violinists in the world who has achieved gold records!”

    The TRK event is part of a three city U.S. tour for Dubeau and La Pietà, which also includes stops at Dixie College in Utah and Flagler College in Florida. An upcoming Canadian tour is also in the works for the musicians. Dubeau and La Pietà previously performed at TRK in 2009.

    Angèle Dubeau
    French-Canadian violinist Angèle Dubeau studied at The Juilliard School of Music with Dorothy DeLay and later went to Romania to work with Stefan Gheorghiu. Since that time, Dubeau has been regarded as one of Canada’s most prominent classical performing artists. She has performed in concert halls in more than 25 countries and won several important international competitions. In addition, she has sold more than 500,000 albums in her career. Awards that she has won include the Sylva Gelber Prize, International Community of Francophone Radio’s Soloist of the Year 1987, and the Prize of the Americas at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival Competition, among others.

    Since 1994, Dubeau conceived and hosted concert broadcasts and weekly music programs for Radio-Canada. These include Faites vos gammes and Angèle Dubeau et la Fête de la Musique. Another important project for Dubeau has been Music in the Mountains, a popular event she has organized, directed, and hosted since 1995. In 1996, she was made a member of the Order of Canada. In 2004, she was also made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. She was elevated to Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012.

    Dubeau plays on a Des Rosiers Stradivarius violin from 1733. She received this violin, in 1976, when the violinist and previous owner, Arthur Leblanc, met Dubeau and heard her play.

    La Pietà
    In 1997, Dubeau created the all-female string ensemble with piano, La Pietà, with many of Canada’s best female musicians. This ensemble has travelled to South America and Asia, as well as several times throughout Canada and the United States. Performing with Dubeau in La Pietà are Josianne Breault, Stéphanie Domaschio, Ana Drobac, Amélie Fortin, Andra Giugariu, Amélie Lamontagne, Julie Michael, and Catherine Perron.

    Blanc
    Declared the Best Classical Album of 2014 by iTunes Canada, Blanc is the 38th album in Dubeau’s impressive career. Dubeau’s “serene and heartfelt” (Classic FM) contemporary classical album, Blanc, consists of 14 pieces from 12 composers, including movie maestros Ennio Morricone, Joe Hisaishi, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as jazz and folk selections from Dave Brubeck and Cat Stevens. The pieces on the album, which evoke a sense of light and peace, all personally helped Dubeau through a recent struggle with cancer. From Dubeau’s perspective, Blanc is music that can bring interior peace through its strength and power.

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

    Links
    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com
    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Event Page – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/04/14/angele-dubeau-la-pieta/
    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Raymond- Kabbaz/43864706321
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1526702484257102
    • Angèle Dubeau – http://www.angeledubeau.com
    • Blanc – http://www.analekta.com/album/?dubeau-angele-blanc-pour-chaque-album-vendu-sur-analekta-com-2-seront-remis-a-la-fondation-du-cancer-du-sein-du-quebec.1757.html

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