Date(s) - 01/02/2015
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
CONCERT: From Classical Music to Flamenco
7.00 pm | 1st of February | Alliance Française auditorium
The Alliance française de Bangalore and the Bangalore School of Music invite you to an enchanting evening of dance and music – From Classical Music to Flamenco with Serge Lopez and Nathalie Marin.
Serge Lopez and Nathalie Marin met during a concert with the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes: they both wished to combine their respective music – flamenco and classical music. The colors and the very particular sound of flamenco guitar serve to the sensual music of Debussy, Ravel or Massenet fascinated by Spain and Andalusia. Serge Lopez also interprets compositions of his own repertoire, inspired from jazz and flamenco.
On the program:
Sous les nuages, Paseo en Cadix, Sur, Nomada, Barrio Latino , La Familia, Apallosa, Quisiera, compositions by Serge Lopez and Gymnopédie by Erik Satie, Pavane by Faure, Danse profane danse sacrée , ballade by Debussy, Habanera by Maurice Ravel…
Serge Lopez and Nathalie interpret this program mainly with symphonic orchestras but they also play itin duo piano guitar, in Tirana (Albania), Quito (Ecuador), la Habana (Cuba) and in France.
They recorded a cd “Danzas sinfonicas” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador which will be on sale from January 2015.
Praise for the duo:
“Words could not express with enough power all the emotion, all the poetry which arise from the guitar and voices. Maturity is undeniable, delightful.” – Sur les rails
“Serge Lopez has the gift to switch from one atmosphere to another, while keeping a continuous unity which captures our attention from beginning to end. A great maturity.” – Antoine Drapeaux, Guitar & bass
“Sumptuous arabesques composed and interpreted with care and lightness by an inspired and virtuoso trio, gifted of a bright harmony…” – Voxx
“Simplicity, subtlety and sincerity!” – Le journal des Francofolie.
About the duo:
Serge LOPEZ: Born in Casablanca (Morocco) Serge Lopez grewup in Toulouse (Southern France) and lived in Andalusia forseveral years. The crossing of his origins have inspired him and brought to his work shades and perfumes from the Mediterranean. From this cultural melting pot, he has developed tolerance and open‐mindedness, which we can hear in his music where several universes are mixed to become one. Serge Lopez has worked for a long time with Bernardo Sandoval, and participated in many of his albums (including the original soundtrack of the movie “Western”, awarded in Cannes). His projects led him to collaborate with the Brazilian musician Rio Renato de Resende, the French singer Francis Cabrel (« Des roses et des orties», 2008), or the French artist Stéphane Mondino («Roll Over», 2007). Besides, he was a member of “Origines contrôlées” (aside‐project created by the singers Mouss & Hakim). With his own trio, accompanied by Jacky Grandjean, bass player and Pascal Rollando percussionist, he played on tour in Canada, U.S.A, Croatia, Belgium, Germany, New Caledonia, in the jazz and flamenco festivals in France, as well as in Hanoi, Moscow. In September 2010, he performed for the first time under the baton of Nathalie Marin, alongside Nilda Fernandez, with the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes. In March 2011, he interpreted the adaptation for guitar and strings of Claude Debussyʹs Dances with the Albanian Orchestra of Radio Television in Tirana, and played other concerts with the ENORIS Orchestra. He played several times with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador (2012/2013). In 2013 he is invited by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, by the Symphony Orchestra of Guayaquil (Ecuador). He has recorded eight cd on his own name. The last one “Danzas sinfonicas” has been recorded in Quito with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador conducted by Nathalie Marin.
Nathalie MARIN: Artistic director and permanent conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, Nathalie Marin is as the same time developing her international career. In 2014, she conducted the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Thueringen Symphony Orchestra in Germany, the Mendoza Philharmonic Orchestra in Argentina. She also conducted Carré by Stockhausen at the Cité de la Musique in Paris with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 she has been guest conductor at the Symphonic Orchestra of Santiago (Chili), National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in Ecuador. In 2012, she conducted at the Livorno, Pisa, and Lucca’s Theaters with the Symphonic Orchestra of Toscana in Italy and conducted more than fifty concerts with her new orchestra in Ecuador. She has been artistic director of the orchestra ENORIS in France until 2011. She is regularly invited by the “National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba” since 2006. She has conducted orchestras in different countries: “Nice Philharmonic Orchestra” (France) Voralberg Symphony Orchestra (Austria), Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), Tirana National Radio & Television Orchestra (Albania), the Cannes Symphonic Orchestra (France) also in Shanghai (China). She has dedicated a part of her career to the lyric repertory, conducting Madama Butterfly and la Bohème with the Karkhov Opera House” (Ukraine), Le Nozze di Figaro with the Rusé Opera Orchestra (Bulgaria), Cosi fan tutte with the “Pasdeloup Symphonic Orchestra” in Paris , Falstaff at the “Teatro Mancinelli”. Nathalie Marin has been assistant conductor of Maestro Michel Tabachnik for several years working with him in Spain, Norway and Italy. In 1996 she entered at the “Danish Royal Academy” in Copenhagen where she obtained her conducting Master degree.