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Michel Legrand in Manchester – Announcement

I am pleased to confirm that I am going to the February concert of this multi-award winning French composer, and if you are Manchester-based you can book your tickets directly from Bridgewater Hall. The dates for Michel Legrand’s UK February 2009 tour are, as follows:

1 Feb – National Concert Hall, Dublin – 00353 [0] 1417 0000
2 Feb – Symphony Hall, Birmingham – 0121 780 3333
3 Feb – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – 0161 907 9000
5 Feb – De Montfort Hall, Leicester – 0116 233 3111
8 Feb – St Davids Hall, Cardiff – 029 2087 8444
9 Feb – Royal & Derngate, Northants – 01604 624811
12-14 Feb – Shaw Theatre, London – 0871 594 3123
17 Feb – Opera House, Buxton – 0845 127 2190
18 Feb – The Sage, Gateshead – 0191 443 4661
22 Feb – The Anvil, Basingstoke – 01256 844244

Michel Legrand (I have no idea why The Bridgewater Hall spelt his name as Le Grand, although I can see an interesting twist to this: Michel Legrand – Michel Le Grand – Michel The Great – so far so true…) was born in March 1932 in Paris, graduated with top grades as both a composer and a pianist, and went to win 3 Oscars (out of 13 nominations), 5 Grammys, and two Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Accompanying Mr Legrand (his unofficial site) on his UK Tour is Alison Moyet. I will surely tell you more about his concert, but for now – a Last.fm profile for Mr Legrand and a videomontage with the music Legrand composed for The Thomas Crown’s Affair (1968). Windmills of Your Mind was Legrand’s Oscar-winning song for that year. Another of his Oscar hat-trick – Yentl (1983) – should have all Barbra Streisand fans lifting up their heads. And it was Legrand, too, who wrote the score for a James Bond film, Never Say Never Again (1983) and Alain Delon’s The Swimming Pool (1969). In short, this is a must event for all music lovers.


2 thoughts on “Michel Legrand in Manchester – Announcement”

  1. Hi there how are you? I was looking through your blog and found it interesting and wanted to leave you a comment.I have an invitation for you to come and visit my art blog here in San Diego, and comment if you will.I think that you may enjoy the various labels and music videos I design for my art blog, hope to see you here soon and take care 🙂

  2. Hi Jesse, I am very well thank you. I hope so are you in the sunny San Diego. I am presently reading your blog, and am really enjoying it. I will certainly be commenting and maybe even draw inspiration for my literary work. 🙂 And who knows what else may transpire. Take care, Julia

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