We have tickets to the Cannes Orchestra's performance of Eh bien, dansez maintenant! Under the direction of Benjamin Levy, the concert will feature Félicien Brut playing a series of lively music from the period between the two World Wars when the Parisian culture of the accordion flourished. Brut will be playing the music of Thibault Perrine, Nino Rota, Richard Galliano and the evening will end with a special world premiere.
Just a century ago, to heal the wounds of an atrocious war, France embraced the frenetic rhythm of the Roaring Twenties... Paris danced, Paris sang and the accordion became the symbol of the cultural effervescence between the two world wars. Today, we are introducing this strap piano as a soloist in a symphonic program. Hanging on Félicien Brut's shoulders, he tells his story, a story of migrations and encounters against a background of a waltz musette. Memories emerge, draw the saga of the past and illuminate the crazy years to come for this incredible instrument....
From Treno Popolare in 1933 to Paranoid Park in 2007, Nino Rota composed more than 150 film scores: those of Federico Fellini, of whom he was the official composer, Luchino Visconti's Gattopardo or the saga Le Parain which gave him international recognition and fame.
Accordionist, bandoneonist, composer, concert performer, Richard Galliano expresses himself in all musical genres, from classical to jazz. If the Petite suite française shows how much the waltz musette can be nourished by jazz harmonies, Tango for Claude testifies to the encounter between French music and Piazzolla's "tango nuevo".
Finally, let's stay in the dance with Thibault Perrine's Souvenir de bal, a work that will be performed for the very first time and whose Cannes audience has been chosen to attend the world premiere.
Riviera Insider is offering a pair of tickets to see this lively performance on 28 April at the Théâtre Croisette in Cannes. To take part in the competition, please send an email with the subject "Orchestra Cannes" and your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for entries is Friday 12 April.
Eh bien, dansez maintenant!
Friday 28 April at 8.30 pm
Félicien Brut, accordion
NINO ROTA Dances, from Le Guépard (Il Gattopardo) by Luchino Visconti
RICHARD GALLIANO Small French suite
RICHARD GALLIANO Tango for Claude
THIBAULT PERRIN Ball Memories, Concerto for accordion and orchestra - world premiere