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Jacques Brel & Charles Trenet: Fire and Fantasy
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Add to Calendar 19-02-2013 19-02-2013 15 Jacques Brel & Charles Trenet: Fire and Fantasy The Belgian and French pair of composers are celebrated with an authentic flair under the graceful touch of tenor Philippe Pierce, making his New York Festival of Song debut, and mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand, whom French music magazine Diapason praised as a "distinguished and emotive musician, whose every phrase is a model of simplicity and elegance." This tour-de-chant includes some of Brel and Trenet's most famous pieces -- Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" and "Madeleine," and Trenet's "Que reste-t-il de nos amours" and "La mer" -- along with lesser-known treasures. Joining pianist and NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier are virtuoso accordionist Bill Schimmel and Broadway veteran Greg Utzig on banjo and guitar. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=128571 Merkin Concert Hall true DD/MM/YYYY

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Date: 02/19/13
Hours: 8pm
Ages: All Ages
Price: $40-$55
Address: 129 W. 67th St. - 212-501-3303
www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Description: The Belgian and French pair of composers are celebrated with an authentic flair under the graceful touch of tenor Philippe Pierce, making his New York Festival of Song debut, and mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand, whom French music magazine Diapason praised as a "distinguished and emotive musician, whose every phrase is a model of simplicity and elegance." This tour-de-chant includes some of Brel and Trenet's most famous pieces -- Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" and "Madeleine," and Trenet's "Que reste-t-il de nos amours" and "La mer" -- along with lesser-known treasures. Joining pianist and NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier are virtuoso accordionist Bill Schimmel and Broadway veteran Greg Utzig on banjo and guitar.

Venue Description: Located at Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Concert Hall hosts music and theatre events, including the series Broadway Close Up, and more. Its innovative programming, intimate scale and near perfect acoustics have earned it a reputation as one of New York City's finest concert venues.

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