A few weeks ago we wrote about the cancellation of Michel Legrand‘s concerts in Malaga and Cartagena (Spain) due to health problems (read news).
Since then, and as no official news of his recovery has been published, we have been following up on his upcoming concerts, the first of which will be held this Saturday, December 1st in Paris (France).
According to the official website of the Philharmonie de Paris, at the moment, this concert it’s still up and running, so we can assume that Michel Legrand is getting better and will be able to perform the show.
In fact, these last weeks there have been some additional tickets available for sale, in a concert that was sold out a long time ago (there is a waiting list for anyone who’s interested).
The concert, which will begin at 8:30 pm and will last approximately 2 hours, will have Michel Legrand at the piano along with the orchestra Les Siècles Pop performing the music of many of his soundtracks, such as: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, Un été 42, Yentl, Gable et Lombard, The Picasso Summer, Destination Zebra station polaire, La Vie de château, Le Sauvage, Les Mariés de l’an II, Le Mans, Le Chasseur or L’Affaire Thomas Crown.
At 3:00 pm there will be a free entrance conference with Michel Legrand hosted by Stéphane Lerouge, entitled ‘Rencontre Autour D’un Piano Avec Michel Legrand’.
And after that, an hour before the concert, at 7:30 pm, the Amateurs des ateliers de la Philharmonie de Paris orchestra conducted by Nicolas Simon, will offer a free concert entitled “Musiques De Film Revisitées – Autour De Michel Legrand” where the following pieces will be performed:
- Les parapluies de Cherbourg – Suite
- The Hunter (extract)
- Gable and Lombard (extract)