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Birkin Gainsbourg Le Symphonique

MARCH 3, 2020 / 8:00PM


Starting from $55.00


In the summer of 2016, "Birkin Gainsbourg Le Symphonique" was born under the direction of the Symphony Orchestra of Montreal and the Francofolies of Montreal. Four years later and after performing in more than twenty countries around the world, Jane Birkin is pleased to return to sing in Montreal, where it all began!


More than any other, Jane Birkin has been able to carry and personalize Gainsbourg’s brilliant and tortured lyrics with grace and charm. And here she is, more than 25 years after the artist’s death, who captivates us once again by highlighting another facet of some of the jewels carved by him. With a classical background, Gainsbourg had often borrowed from the great repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak… thus marked with their seal several of his pieces. Then, no doubt he would have enjoyed these subtle original arrangements and orchestrations that see the Grande musique take over about twenty of his titles, to transform what he called his “minor art” into “major art”!


As the concert progresses, we have the sensation of going back in time to listen Jane Birkin’s padded voice, which rocks the emblematic texts of the disappeared Pygmalion with a youthful sweetness, but we also aware with a smooth melancholy that the songs of the poet singer are now part of the musical heritage.

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