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Saturday

20.08.2022

20:45 — Genève-Plage

Festival Genève-Plage

non-subscription concert

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programme

Jonathan Nott
conductor

Marc Perrenoud
Artist in residence, piano

Marc Perrenoud Trio
music

A tribute to Michel Legrand
(arrangements of Alexandre Mastrangelo)

extracts from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, Un Été 42, L'Affaire Thomas Crown et Peau d'Âne.


the music

Close your eyes and allow Jonathan Nott, the Marc Perrenoud Trio and the OSR transport you into the immortal world of film music by Michel Legrand. One of the most prolific composers in the history of cinema, both in Europe and in the United States, Michel Legrand was awarded three Oscars. Unparalleled in his ability to combine rhythm and melody, Legrand was popular as an arranger, jazzman, singer and composer.

French musicals such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and Jacques Demy'sPeau d'Âne are full of themes that have travelled the world. The atmosphere changes with the music for Robert Mulligan's Summer of ‘42, the story of love affair between a shy, dreamy teenager and a young woman whose husband is away at war. This delicate film is illuminated by the romantic music of Michel Legrand. Released in 1968, The Thomas Crown Affair starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Michel Legrand saved the film by suggesting to the director that he cut it down from five hours to one hour and forty minutes with a splendid score.

For a souvenir of the Festival, bring a cotton textile (bag, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.), screen printed on site offered by Loutan & Cie SA.



the venues

OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No 6 'Pastoral'

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 26 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva