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Chucho Vadés & La Creación

 

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As energetic and inspired as ever, Chucho Valdés presents La Creación, an epic work that traces the emergence of Yoruba culture in the Caribbean. Flamboyant and vibrant, this Afro-Cuban oratorio is preceded by a solo concert by Valdés on piano.

 

Navigating for fifty years at the effervescent confluence of several musical sources, in the wake of his illustrious father Bebo Valdés, also a pianist and composer, Chucho Valdés embodies in particular the fusion between Cuba and Africa. This incandescent fusion is now celebrated in La Creación, a large-scale work composed and directed by Valdés, in which his piano, drums, double bass, bata drums, a Creole choir and a gleaming big band come together. Relating the emergence of the Yoruba culture (from West Africa) in the Caribbean, this intensely mixed oratorio is also a fervent ode to freedom. A rare solo piano concert by Chucho Valdés completes the evening.

Genre: Global Music
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 75′
Format: HD

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Richard Galliano “A Child’s Dream”

 

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This return to his roots will be the perfect opportunity for us to tell the story of Richard Galliano, a musician celebrated throughout the world but a man with a secret existence. This film will be the first portrait of the man and the artist, an intimate and romantic portrait.

 

For the first time we will unravel the mystery of his work, and show how Galliano became what he is, how he built himself. We will show him up close, offering a total immersion in his universe and his creation. With as a common thread, what appears to be the key to his work and his existence: Richard Galliano was built on a childhood wound. His entire career, which is very romantic, passes through this prism: the story of Richard Galliano is intimately linked to that of his father Lucien, and to the instrument that he had tamed, with which he was one with, the accordion. An instrument that can now with him, thanks to him, offer the most noble repertoire in prestigious concert hallsBach, Vivaldi, and soon Mozart on the accordion, Salle Pleyel, at the Philharmonic, who could have imagined it? Like a child’s dream that would come true today.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Thierry Guedj
Duration: 52′
Format: HD

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The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

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Singspiel in two acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, based on the tale Lulu from Wieland’s Dschinnistan oriental tales

Having escaped from the clutches of a giant snake, Prince Tamino is given an enchanted flute by three ladies in the pay of the Queen of the Night. With his companion, the birdwatcher Papageno, he sets out to find the princess Pamina, prisoner of the High Priest Sarastro and his mysterious rites of passage. But appearances are deceiving and our adventurers of fortune will have to learn to distinguish between good and evil, shadow and light, sun and night.

Heir to the Enlightenment, Mozart dreamed of composing a work that would please both scholars and valets: like this flute capable of charming the animals of the forest. From the electrifying overture to the curtain call, his music pursues its goal: to make the Earth like Heaven and humans equal to the gods. A goal that it finally achieves: during the final chorus, the composer succeeds in creating a musical utopia. The Magic Flute then crosses the night and, 230 years later, continues to enlighten our world

Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra national de Lorraine
First performed on September 30, 1791 at the Theater an der Wien

 

Stage director: Anna Bernreitner
Music director: Bas Wiegers
Duration: 165′
Genre: Opera

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Tour of the World of Saint-Saëns

Fervent defenders of Saint-Saëns’ music, Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth have teamed up with two great French soloists, violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Bertrand Chamayou, for a journey through the multiple works of the Romantic composer, whose death is being celebrated in 2021.

Some works will be recorded for the first time, such as ” Waltz ” from ” The Silver Bell”, of which there is no recording in the world.

 

PROGRAM

The Youth of Hercules

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Phaéton

Havanaise

Africa

The Spinning Wheel of Omphale

Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian” – Andante

The Silver Bell – Waltz

Danse Macabre

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Saint-Saëns The Traveler

Live at Theatre du Luxembourg, Meaux

Directed by Zahia Ziouani

Program :

Camille Saint-Saëns – Parysatis, Introduction and Air de Ballet I

Camille Saint-Saëns – Parysatis, Air de Ballet II

Camille Saint-Saëns – Parysatis, Air de Ballet III

Camille Saint-Saëns – Tarantelle for flute, clarinet and orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns – Jota Aragonese for Orchestra Op. 64

Camille Saint-Saëns – Dance of the Priestesses – excerpt from Samson and Delilah

Camille Saint-Saëns – Dance Bacchanal – excerpt from Samson and Delilah

Camille Saint-Saëns – Suite Algérienne, En vue d’Alger

Francisco Salvador-Daniel – Zohra – excerpt from Chansons Arabes et Mauresques, arrangement by Smaïl Benhouhou and Rachid Brahim-Djelloul

Camille Saint-Saëns – Suite Algérienne, Rhapsodie mauresque

Francisco Salvador-Daniel – Chanson Mauresque – extract from Chansons Arabes et Mauresques, arrangement by Smaïl Benhouhou and Rachid Brahim-Djelloul

Camille Saint-Saëns – Suite Algérienne, Rêverie du soir

Traditional song – Leyla, arrangement by Smaïl Benhouhou

Traditional song – Ya Rayah, arrangement by Smaïl Benhouhou

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Divertimento Symphony Orchestra

Silvia Careddu, flute

Patrick Messina, clarinet

Amedyez Ensemble

Rachid Brahim-Djelloul, singing and traditional violin

Zahia Ziouani, direction

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Iphigenia, a new Opera by Wayne Shorter with Esperanza Spalding

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Can be paired with the behind-the-scene documentary featuring Esperanza Spalding and Wayne Shorter

Iphigenia is not an adaptation of the Greek myth as much as it is an intervention into mythmaking itself, and an intervention into music and opera as we know it. Classical and jazz forms collide in a full orchestral score that features Shorter’s groundbreaking method of symphonic improvisation, with his venerated quartet at the center. Spalding’s libretto is deeply poetic and then suddenly radical – Iphigenia is multiplied, her identity is fractured and shared until the stage is occupied by a chorus of her.

Iphigenia was born to be sacrificed – or so the Greek myth would have us believe, but what if she contests her fate? What if the winds don’t blow and the sails hang limp in the sea air? Iphigenia stares down the history of opera and makes some demands on its future: No more tragic women singing through suicide and going mad in perfect pitch. No more spectacles of women dead and dying. In the end Shorter and Spalding turn their gaze outward beyond the stage: What will we make, they ask, at this precise moment in our collective present when we are so desperately in need of new visions for the world.

90min Opera

52min Documentary

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