Orchestre Lamoureux
Bruno Procopio  conductor
Eugénie Lefebvre  soprano
Fiona McGown soprano
Sacha Hatala  mezzo-soprano
Mathias Vidal  tenor
Arnaud Richard  bass baritone
Chœur philharmonique du coge  direction Frédéric Pineau
Pupils from CM2 (Schools Renard Saint Merri and Porte Brancion)

Brazilian music takes pride of place in a programme that combines classical works with the legendary Girl from Ipanema

Two hundred years ago , in 1816, a French artistic mission was escorted to Rio to work on setting up fine arts schools in Brasil. The Lamoureux Orchestra, led by conductor Bruno Procopio, celebrates this bicentenary with a concert that touches on the many facets of Brazilian music. We begin in the streets of working-class Brazil with the Saudades do Brasil, a suite of dances Darius Milhaud wrote to celebrate Rio's quarters. Then Villa-Lobos reaches out to a broad audience with the Bachianas Brasileiras  No. 5, the Cariocan composer's most frequently played and recorded work. To conclude, the orchestra will perform The Girl from Ipanema, the global hit penned by Tom Jobim, the famous creator of the Bossa Nova. The second part of the concert takes us to the pomp of a court in exodus: Brazil saw a European king, Dom João VI, crowned in the early 19th century - the only such case in the history of Europe. The event was celebrated by a mass, for which the Missa Solemnis pro Die Acclamationis Johannis VI was composed.

 

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L'Orchestre Lamoureux met à l'honneur la musique brésilienne lors d'un concert dirigé par le chef invité Bruno Procopio. De la musique sacré à la Bossa Nova, Bruno Procopio nous raconte la musique classique brésilienne en préambule du concert du dimanche 4 décembre.

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