Dear friends of “Les Musiciens d’Europe”,
For its 25th anniversary, the orchestra is organizing a tour of three European regions emblematic of its history : Haute-Savoie, Alsace and Belgium. 75 musicians, under the direction of their conductor, Jean-Marie Curti, will perform a festive program combining music and dance, emotion and humor:
- Variations on Happy Birthday: in this humorous work, Belgian composers Jean-Marie Demoulin and Michel De Rudder offer 17 variations on the famous melody Happy Birthday, pastiches of 17 famous composers.
- Adagietto of the 5th symphony by Gustav Mahler: the German composer accompanies the MdE orchestra on each of his birthdays (the 4th symphony for its 10 years and the 8th symphony for its 20 years). As a wink to this "sponsorship", the famous slow movement of the 5th symphony will be on the program for the 25th anniversary concerts.
- The Firebird (1919 version) by Igor Strawinsky: to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style, the MdE orchestra commissioned a choreographic creation based on this legendary music. The Annecy’s new company, La Source, will perform this Charline Peugeot choreography.
- February 2, 2020 (4 p.m.) in Samoëns (F-74), Bois aux Dames
- February 23, 2020 (4 p.m.) in Cernay (F-68), Institut Saint-André
- March 22, 2020 (3 p.m.) in Leuven (B-Louvain), Institut Lemmens
Hoping to meet many of you at our concerts.