Date(s) - 13/02/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HOTEL ITC SONAR
“From classical music to flamenco”
The Alliance Française du Bengale cordially invite you to a musical evening with Serge Lopez (guitar) and Nathalie Marin (piano) at ITC Sonar, (opposite Science City), Friday 13th of February at 7:00 pm.
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. 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 it in duo piano guitar, in Tirana (Albania), Quito (Ecuador), la Habana (Cuba) and in France.
About the duo
- Serge Lopez
Born in Casablanca (Morocco) Serge Lopez grew up in Toulouse (Southern France) and lived in Andalusia for several 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. 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). 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).
- Nathalie Marin
French conductor, Nathalie Marin leads an international career which brings her across the world. For several years, she has been the assistant of Michel Tabachnik famous Swiss conductor and composer, and she has worked with him in Rome, Paris, Geneva and Bratislava. Artistic director of the ENORIS Orchestra of which she is the founder, she has conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nice, the Orchestra Pasdeloup and Cannes Symphony Orchestra. She dedicates a part of her career to the lyric repertoire and she has directed numerous masterpieces in Ukraine, France, Italy and Austria. She is regularly invited by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with which she has worked for years. Since January 2012, Nathalie Marin is the tenured Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador.