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Tribute to Benny Goodman: A night of jazz with the Cannes Orchestra

On 30 November, classical meets jazz for a fun evening of music with special guest Pierre Génisson on the clarinet, bringing back the days of big band swing.


Clarinettist Pierre Génisson is a guest of the Cannes Orchestra on November 30th. Photo: DR

Under the title “King of Swing”, the Cannes Orchestra invites you to pay homage to Benny Goodman on November 30th. Thanks to clarinettist Pierre Génisson, the lines between classical and jazz are blurred on this special evening at theThéâtre Debussy. Clarinettist Pierre Génisson from Marseille ignores the usual division between classical and jazz, old Europe and America and pays tribute to Benny Goodman, the "King of Swing". Accompanied by the Cannes Regional Orchestra and pianist Bruno Fontaine, he will play, among others, Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto, which was dedicated to Benny Goodman. From the melancholy, a mysterious and intimate elegy to full swing jazz, this score draws a broad spectrum of emotions. On the programme for the evening:

  • Franck Natan ( Délires, concertino pour clarinette et orchestre )

  • Aaron Copland ( Appalachian Spring + Concerto pour clarinette et orchestre )

  • George Gershwin ( Three preludes + "Lady be good" )

Soloists: Pierre Génisson (clarinet) and Bruno Fontaine (piano).

At the baton: Charles Olivieri-Munroe. "King of Swing" Tuesday, November 30th, 8:30 p.m. Théâtre Debussy / Palais des Festivals, Cannes Full-price tickets from €28

Under 26 from €11


Make sure to check out the Cannes Orchestra's great family prices! They have passes for 2 adults and 2+ children for very reduced prices. Details on their website.

www.orchestre-cannes.com

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