Music: ASTOR PIAZZOLLA AT 100; CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S SMILE (Violinist Philippe Quint)

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by Connor McCormick on March 25, 2021

in Concerts / Events,Music,Theater-Los Angeles,Theater-Regional,Virtual

Philippe Quint returns to the stage in April to present two of his signature curated multimedia shows in California, streamed online.

On Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 7pm PT, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents the world premiere of violinist ’s newest multimedia show, Astor Piazzolla at 100: A Musical Portrait with pianist Jun Cho. Quint’s narration leads the audience through a celebration of Piazzolla’s life on the centennial year of his birth through visual and musical depictions of the composer’s musical influences and personal relationships with figures such as Alberto Ginastera, Duke Ellington, Igor Stravinsky, Nadia Boulanger, and J.S. Bach. Breaking boundaries and revolutionizing traditional tango, Piazzolla introduced the world to tango nuevo: a fusion of tango, jazz, klezmer, and classical music. This defined him as the single most important figure in the history of the genre.

Quint’s critically acclaimed multimedia show Charlie Chaplin’s Smile: A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin, inspired by his wildly successful album debut on the Warner Classics label Chaplin’s Smile, will be presented by the La Jolla Music Society on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00pm PT. The online concert, performed with Jun Cho, features Quint’s arrangements of works and video clips from Chaplin’s most celebrated films – Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux, The Kid, Limelight, and A King in New York – interspersed with works by composers that had a great impact on Chaplin’s compositional style: Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Brahms, Gershwin, and Stravinsky. During the performance, Quint will also narrate the stories that he has written and based on Chaplin’s My Autobiography. Watch the Strings Magazine music video premiere for Chaplin’s Smile.

On Saturday April 10 at 11am and 2pm PT, Quint will join cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnaton in a live streamed chamber music concert presented by La Jolla Music Society that features Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano and Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32.

Program Details
Philharmonic Society of Orange County Presents Astor Piazzolla at 100: A Musical Portrait by Philippe Quint
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00pm PT
Online, Streaming for One Week
Tickets: 
$20
Link: https://tickets.philharmonicsociety.org/23481/23482

Artists:
Philippe Quint, violin
Jun Cho, piano

Program:
Concept, narrations, and visuals by Philippe Quint

PIAZZOLLA (arr. Pedro Giraudo): Villeguita
CARLOS GARDEL (arr. John Williams): “Por Una Cabeza”
JERRY BOCK (arr. John Williams): “If I Were a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof
GINASTERA (arr. Charles Coleman): Tres Piezas, Op. 6, No. 1, “Cuyana”
STRAVINSKY (arr. by Samuel Dushkin): Scherzo from The Firebird
BARTOK: Romanian Folk Dance, Sz. 56, Nos. 1, 4 & 6
PIAZZOLLA: Prelude No. 1
NADIA BOULANGER (arr. Charles Coleman): Three Pieces for Cello and Piano, No. 3
PIAZZOLLA (arr. Pedro Giraudo): Tango Triunfal
ELLINGTON/GRAPPELLI (arr. John Novacek): In a Sentimental Mood
PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion
BACH: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017, mvt. 1
PIAZZOLLA (arr. Pedro Giraudo): Muerte del Ángel
PIAZZOLLA (arr. Sofia Gubaidulina): Le Grand Tango

La Jolla Music Society Presents Charlie Chaplin’s Smile by Philippe Quint
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00pm PT
Online, Streaming for One Week
Tickets:
 $20
Link: https://ljms.org/events/philippe-quint-2/

Artists:
Philippe Quint, violin
Jun Cho, piano

Program:
Concept, narrations, and visuals by Philippe Quint

CHAPLIN: City Lights Suite
DEBUSSY: Clair de lune
CHAPLIN: ”Tango Bitterness” from Monsieur Verdoux
STRAVINSKY: Tango 1940
GERSHWIN (arr. Heifetz): It Ain’t Necessarily So
CHAPLIN: “Weeping Willows” from A King in New York
CHAPLIN: ”The Terry Theme (Eternally)” from Limelight
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY: Melody Op. 42, No. 3
CHAPLIN: The Kid Fantasy
CHAPLIN: Theme from Modern Times “Smile”

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