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Siri Vik: La Vie En Rose
The Art of the French Chansonnier
Thu Nov 11, 7:30-9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Brockett Family
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This program of French chansons swims with images and sounds of the streets of Paris: the café, the cabaret, the cherry blossoms in the spring, the smoke billowing from a lazy cigarette.
Musically the songs spill over with what we Americans hear as a distinctively French sound: the sensuous streamlined melody over the lilt of a waltz. Songs like La Valse à mille temps and Mon manège à moi carouse with the beat the waltz, the hum of accordion and the heat of the Paris dancehall. Le Temps des cerises and La Mer speak of a Frenchman’s deep love and tenderness for the beauty of his country. Ne me quitte pas, Dis quand reviendras-tu?, and Les Feuilles mortes overtake--devastate--with their words of longing, loss, passion and love, and with the fearless and raw quality in which the song texts depict the hard and humdrum lives of the everyday working classes.
While our program highlights the work of two most legendary chansonniers, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, we explore this idea of Paris-Amour in songs of classical composers such as Francis Poulenc and Erik Satie, as well as lesser known (to us) French songsters of the last century whose work has endured to remind us of la vie parisienne, la vie d’amour.
Event Personnel
Siri Vik, soprano
Nathalie Fortin, piano
Lou Crist, accordion
Amey Herman, violin, bass
La Chanson classique
(1940) Guillaume Apollinaire (w) Francis Poulenc (m) from Banalités
Chansons du cabaret
 La Complainte de La Butte
(1955) Jean Renoir (w) Georges Van Parys (m)
 Le Joli Pharmacien
(1933) Jean Nohain (w) Mireille Hartuch (m)
Chanteuse réaliste: La môme Piaf
(1940) Michel Emer (w/m)
 Mon manège à moi
(1958) Jean Constantin (w) Norbert Glanzberg (m)
 Padam Padam
(1953) Henri Contet (w) Norbert Glanzberg (m)
 La Vie en rose
(1946) Édith Piaf, Mack David (w) Louiguy (m)
Chansons à texte
 Dis quand reviendras-tu?
(1964) Monique Serf (w/m)
Chansons de Prevert
 Je suis comme je suis
(1951) Jacques Prévert (w) Joseph Kosma (m)
French exports
 Les Feuilles Mortes
(1945) Les Portes de la nuit Jacques Prévert (fr) (w) Joseph Kosma (m)
 La Mer
(1945) Charles Trénet (w) Charles Trénet, Léo Chauliac (m)
 Au suivant
(1964) Jacques Brel (w/m)
 Ne me quitte pas
(1959) Jacques Brel (w/m)
 La Valse à mille temps
(1959) Jacques Brel (w/m)

Associate Events
Thursday Nov 11
6:00 pmPre-Concert Dinner
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Siri Vik: La Vie en rose Ticket Prices
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AA26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
A22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
B18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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