Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Clark Rundell direction
Django Bates & Human Chain
Joanna MacGregor piano
Darius Milhaud: La Création du monde
Django Bates: Bates’ Variations on Brahms’Variations on a Theme of Haydn for jazz quartet and orchestra
Django Bates: What it’s like to be alive for piano, jazz quartet and orchestra
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Après le concert / Im Anschluss an das Konzert
Joanna MacGregor piano
Andy Shepard saxophone
Deep river – gospel and blues from the Deep South
«‹Jazz on the horizon› is the final of this season’s ‹Aventure+› series and it brings together the great Django Bates, a marvelous jazz-composer and virtuoso keyboard player, with his band Human Chain and the orchestra. A really exciting and vibrant bringing together of traditions. There’s Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, a fantastically physical, visceral score, which will end the concert. And we open with Milhaud’s very light La Création du monde. In the middle are two very large orchestral scores written by Django Bates. His piano concerto What it’s like to be alive brings together chaos, energy, passion, wit, brilliance, and he examines what it really is like to be alive. So within the score you will hear football-crowds chanting, road diggers, a baby crying, love songs, everything that one would go through in the course of a day. Everything that you hear is in this concerto. And at the heart of it is the most fantastic piano part which I shall be playing – very romantic, very jazzy, a lot of ragtime in it, a lot of quite bebop jazz, and I will interact both with the orchestra and the quartet. So it’s really a very exciting piece, and it also has a very big element for percussion. And interestingly, Django chooses to confront the orchestral tradition by taking Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn and doing his own variations on top of that – an immensely brilliant, witty piece which acknowledges every single part of the orchestra’s repertoire with a jazz twist on top. Afterwards we finish with a lovely chilled out duo with myself and Andy Sheppard called Deep river. This is a very late night, laid back version of gospel and blues music from the deep outh, we play tunes by Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, as well as the great blues and gospel hymns, so I hope you’ll be able to come and join us.» (Joanna MacGregor, curator of the «Aventure+» series in 2012/13)
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Ce concert fait partie du cycle OPL – Aventure+
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photo: Django Bates, crédit Nick White