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13 November, 2018 // 20:30 Centro Cultural Conde Duque – Auditorio Free

Free admission until full capacity prior withdrawal of invitations at the box office one hour before the start of the concert.

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Film screening “WESTFRONT 1918” (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, b/n, 97 min., 1930)
18:30 h. – Salón de Actos Centro Cultural Conde Duque

The centenary of the signing of the Armistice of Compiégne has produced this unexpected surprise: a concert by the Ensemble Calliopée featuring a programme that evokes the American bands of the second decade of the 20th century. Developed by a wind quintet, the repertoire links each piece to its historical content.

This concert can’t leave out artists such as George Gershwin, Scott Joplin or Irving Berlin, but it will also allow us to discover the music of Lieutenant Jim Reese Europe who, as leader of the Hellfighters, would have Parisians rushing to the dance floor when he played in the French capital. Equally interesting is the music of composer Amy Beach, who toured our continent after she joined the Red Cross.

The arrival of these American troops was responsible for the creation of the American Conservatoire of Fontainebleau, an initiative of General Pershing and the director of the Symphonic Orchestra of New York, Walter Damsroch. Having reached its maturity thanks to all of these individuals, jazz created a link between Europe and the United States, inspiring such composers as Claude Debussy, Fredéric Delius or Samuel Barber, all of whom feature in a programme that will be explained by the Artistic Director of the Ensemble Calliopée, Karine Lethiec.



© Jeff Ropars

Artistic direction and presentations: Karine Lethiec.
Flute: Anne-Cécile Cuniot.
Oboe: Michaela Hrabankova.
Clarinet: Juncal Salada Codina.
Horn: Camille Jody.
Bassoon: Louise Lapierre.




13 November, 2018
Event Category:


Festival Internacional de Jazz de Madrid


Centro Cultural Conde Duque – Auditorio
c/ Conde Duque, 9-11
Madrid, Spain
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