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Long live swing!

Saturday

03.06.2023

11:00 — Victoria Hall

family concert

family concert +

Grand Mécène

programme

Marc Leroy-Calatayud
conductor

Daniel Leveillé
tap dancer

Marc Perrenoud
piano (artist in residence)

Morton Gould

Tap Dance Concerto

Marc Perrenoud

Concerto for jazz piano and orchestra

(commissioned by OSR – World premiere)


the music

Ever present in classic Broadway musicals, the tap dance number, so typical of American culture, was a favourite moment for the audience. Composer Morton Gould loved rare and incongruous combinations. After composing a piece for rapper (spoken word) and orchestra and another for a group of firemen singing with an orchestra, he wrote his Tap Dance Concerto in 1952 for tap dancer Danny Daniels. It is a charming neo-classical piece, but a daunting one for the dancer who has to perform non-stop for 20 minutes in a precise score that leaves him little time to improvise his steps.

Artist in residence, pianist Marc Perrenoud, has composed aConcerto for jazz piano and orchestra at the request of the OSR especially for this morning's concert.



the venues

OSR Live

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DANIEL HARDING

direction

Martha Argerich
Maria João Pires
pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre No 10 en mi bémol majeur, KV 365

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie No 1 en ré majeur, dite 'Titan'

Recorded on 16 December 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva