Maestro Michel Legrand in Concert - Nov 18th 8pm, at Symphony Hall
Legendary French-Armenian composer, virtuoso pianist and multiple Oscar winner MICHEL LEGRAND will be playing a rare Boston engagement at Symphony Hall in Boston (300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston) on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:00 pm. He will be joined by Québec recording star MARIO PELCHAT and special guest DIONNE WARWICK. They will be accompanied by a quartet of brilliant musicians including CATHERINE MICHEL (harp), a soloist with Opéra de Paris. The concert is a mixture of classical movie tunes by Maestro Legrand, as well as jazz and Hollywood hits, built around the romance and nostalgia of the French ‘chanson’.
Presented by Maestro Artist Management
Tickets available at www.bso.org are $45.00 - $75.00
For more information: www.maestrartist.com
Nina J. Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 971.9340
Maria Schlover, email@example.com, (203) 912.4205, (914) 374.6967
An amazingly versatile virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, director, producer and singer MICHEL LEGRAND is a 3-time Oscar winner (out of 13 nominations) and 5-time Grammy winner. He has been astonishing audiences since the 1950s, when his very first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best selling instrumental albums ever released. He has composed over 200 scores for films like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Thomas Crown Affair, Yentl, and The Three Musketeers. Legrand has also authored television scores, composed several musicals and made well over a 100 albums. His memorable songs, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” and “The Windmills of Your Mind” are included in the list of America’s Greatest Movie Songs by the American Film Institute. He has worked with Maurice Chevalier, Miles Davis, Kiri Te Kanawa, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Aretha Franklin, James Galway, Ray Charles, Lena Horne and Barbara Streisand, to name just a few.
Five-time Grammy award winner DIONNE WARWICK is a New Jersey native and humanitarian activist who has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical star. Ms. Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"), and in so doing became the first African- American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. Her hits like "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By" brought success and visibility around the world. With her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, DIONNE WARWICK continues to work tirelessly with various organizations dedicated to empowering and inspiring others.
MARIO PELCHAT is a multi-platinum Québec recording star whose sexy velvet voice is familiar from the musical Nôtre Dame de Paris. He made his album debut with Le Suis un Chanteur (1982) as a teenage. He has been the star of several musicals, La Vie en Bleu (Paris and Monte Carlo), Nôtre Dame de Paris (France, Italy, Canada, Lebanon, Switzerland, Belgium), and Les Dix Commandements (Canada), and is the recipient of numerous Felix awards (the Québec Grammy). He and Michel Legrand worked together on an eponymous album, released this March 2009, where Pelchat interpreted Legrand’s world-famous songs. After a sensational show in Paris, the chemistry was such a success, that the Canadian and now a 3-city American tour were launched.