French accordionist Richard Galliano will perform a concert at Radio Hall in Bucharest on March 8, accompanied by the Romanian Radio Big Band. Radio’s Big Band will be conducted by Ionel Tudor.
The concert dedicated to Women’s Day will comprise several of Galliano’s compositions such as “Ten Years Ago”, “Teulada”, “Rue de Maubeuge”, “Tango pour Claude”, “Poeme”, “Coloriage”, “Giselle”, “Take eleven”.
The evening program also includes a composition signed by the famous Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla, namely “Michelangelo 70”. As a matter of fact, Galliano and Piazzolla developed a special professional relationship. Their first encounter occurred on the stage of the French Comedy in Paris in 1983, but a deep partnership developed later on, as, guided by the Argentinian composer, Gallianno brought back to life the traditional waltz-musette, java and tango repertory and laid the basis of a new musical trend, “New Musette”. French accordionist’s portfolio rejoins over 400 works.
Though French-born, Galliano is of Italian origins and had been a music genius from an early age. He began studying the accordion since he was only four years old, under his father’s guidance, but at the same time he was enrolled at Nise Conservatory.
Tickets are available at www.bilete.ro, at Romanian Post offices, in Germanos, Inmedio stores and at the Radio Hall booking offices.