Swing: A Benny Goodman story

Pierre Génisson & band

Music Chapel, Studio Haas Teichen

Due to new sanitary measures, this concert had to be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and will give you updates about an eventual new date as soon as possible.

Pierre Génisson, clarinet
Laurène Durantel, contrabasse
Bruno Fontaine, piano
Nn, drums
L. Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet & piano

F. Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet & piano, FP. 184
I. Allegro tristamente
II. Romanza
III. Allegro con fuoco

G. Gershwin: “Rhapsody in blue” (transcr. for clarinet & piano)

G. Gershwin: 3 Preludes

Louis Prima: “Sing Sing Sing”

F. Fischer: “Chicago”

E. Sampson: “Stompin’ at the Savoy”

C. Burwell: “Sweet Lorraine”

B. Bernie & M. Pinkard: “Sweet Georgia Brown”

G. Gershwin: “Lady be Good”

“I’ve been fascinated by Benny Goodman’s personality from an early age. That unique way of bringing together jazz and classical music with a radiant simplicity immediately made me think he had ‘invented’ universal music. This recording and these concerts are for me the most beautiful tribute by combining his greatest jazz successes with work dedicated to him by his friends Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, and Bartók”.
Pierre Génisson

In line with his recording A Benny Goodman Story, Pierre Génisson follows in the footsteps of the
clarinetist and conductor from Chicago. Much more than a figure from the Swing Music,
Benny Goodman distinguished himself as an interpreter of his contemporaries (Copland, Bernstein, as well as Bartók); an openness of mind around music as a universal value, praised by a great
part of the next generations.


Le Chapel Restaurant: 18:30 to 20:00
& Bar after concert +32 (0)2 352 06 63


En raison des circonstances actuelles et de la limitation de la jauge, ce concert est susceptible d’être dédoublé à 18h en cas de sold out.
Omwille van de huidige omstandigheden en de bezoekersbeperkingen kan dit concert gesplitst worden, om 18 uur, in geval van een uitverkochte zaal.