World Premiere Harp Concerto by Michel Legrand, with Catherine Michel & Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Set for 2/9-11
Michel Legrand has won three Academy Awards (thirteen total nominations), five GRAMMYs, one Golden Globe, and two Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival's highest prize. As a conductor, composer, pianist, and arranger, Legrand has worked with numerous stars, including Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Stan Getz, MiLes Davis, and countless others.
World-renowned and award-winning harpist Catherine Michel will perform as soloist for the world premiere performances on February 9, 10 and 11.
Music Director Dirk Brossé will conduct Haydn | Legrand, which highlights music both old and new - featuring pieces of Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary styles. Rameau's Suite for Strings and Haydn's Symphony No. 104 open and close the program, respectively.
A founding resident company of The KimMel Center for the Performing Arts, the Chamber Orchestra's February 9 2:30 pm and February 10 7:30 pm concerts will be performed in the KimMel Center's intimate Perelman Theater. Tickets for the Perelman Theater performances are $24 to $81. The Sunday matinée performance will be followed by "Classical Conversations," a brief question-and-answer session with Music Director Dirk Brossé, Ms. Michel and Mr. Legrand.
The February 11 7:00 pm concert will be held at The Lincoln University, in the International Cultural Center. The February 11 concert at The Lincoln University is free of charge and open to the public.