On March 3, 2012 the Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall will be transformed into the City of Lights for a concert that celebrates the romance of Paris. In a showcase of French music and composers, along with a salute to the artists who performed these classics, audiences can expect to hear the timeless melodies of singers Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker, composers Django Reinhardt and Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), singer-songwriters Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg and more. Instrumentalists Gil Gutiérrez and Patrick Harison perform, along with Twin Cities-based singers Kersten Rodau and Robb Asklof. Conducting is Principal Conductor of Pops and Presentations Sarah Hicks, who along with the Orchestra’s Director of Pops and Special Projects, Lilly Schwartz, conceived and produced the program.
Please don't miss the chance to hear Gil play with the Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $22 to $50, with VIP seating at $60. For tickets, call Minnesota Orchestra Ticket Services at (612) 371-5656 or visit the Orchestra’s website by visiting this link.
Guitarist and composer Gil Gutiérrez has performed twice at Orchestra Hall. His many projects include performances of his original compositions with the New York Choral Society; scoring such films as El Cochero, Una Causa Noble and El Alcázar de Chapultepec; and recording a new CD with Doc Severinsen, due out in 2012.
On March 5th Gil will be joining Doc Severinsen for the Big Band Tour in Dallas, Texas. It will be an exciting evening of jazz live at the Meyerson with big band classics by Ellington, Basie and pop and jazz ballads. To find out more about this show visit this Dallas Symphony Orchestra site.