Siri Vik
la môme: Piaf 100
Sat Mar 7, 7:30-10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Joan Spraten
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“Ce n’est pas seulement ma voix qui chante, c’est une foule des voix” -- Jacques Prévert ("Cri du Coeur")
“It’s not only my voice which sings, it is a crowd of voices...
In 2010 we premiered our first French chanson show at The Shedd, simply called, La Vie en rose. This evening showcased songs we Americans love dearly, songs that are heavy with nostalgia, emotion, victory, and romance. As I’ve continued to perform these heart-anthems the past four years, time and again, I’ve been struck by how powerfully listeners of our day and age respond to the music--in particular how ardently they love the voice and the memory, the idea, of Edith Piaf.
Like a splash of red paint against a clean white wall, Edith Piaf’s voice leaves a singularly vivid impression--it is the impression the world holds of all of France and its music. Her voice is not only a sound, but a vessel which carries in its strain the echoes of loves, losses, the quiet desperations, the boundless passions, the stories of a people. Her voice has reached through the last century into the 21st with a reverberation and a power to haunt and grip. Like many great artists, Piaf paid a price for her bright star; she carried a burden of sorts, the burden of possessing the voice who sang--who spoke--for every human heart: “It’s not only my voice which sings, it is a crowd of voices...”
Despite her voice or because of it, Piaf was warrior and a tramp. She lived large--dangerously and fearlessly, spiritually; on the edge of all the blessings and tragedies one life could hope to experience in 47 years. We celebrate both her life and her artistry, and the voice which spoke for so many.
With her 100th birthday coming December 2015, we are narrowing our original look at mid-20th century French songs to honor the voice who truly and very literally is the voice of France, the voice of the German occupation of World War II, and the voice of love won and lost. While we will reprise a bit of our original program with some of her greatest hits, the show is new in concept, will include a few more of the greatest of her successors, Charles Aznavour, Michel Legrand and Leo Ferré, and of course will feature the best, most iconic Piaf songs: "Milord", "Hymne a l’amour", "La Foule", "Non, je ne regrette rien", "Padam", "L’Accordeoniste", "Mon Legionnaire" and "La Vie en rose" among many other great chansons.
-- Siri Vik
Event Personnel
Siri Vik, vocals, artistic director
Nathalie Fortin, piano
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Adam Carlson, drums
Dusty Carlson, bass
Nick Hamel, guitar
Program
SET I
 Milord
(1959) Georges Moustaki (w) Marguerite Monnot (m)
 Cri du coeur
(1960) Jacques Prévert (w) Henri Crolla (m)
 Les Filles qui la nuit
(1931) Jean Boyer (w) Léo Lelièvre, Maurice Aubret (m)
 Le Tango Stupéfiant
(1936) Phillipe Olive, Henry Cor (w) Ralph Carcel (m)
 Mon légionnaire
(1936) Raymond Asso (w) Marguerite Monnot (m)
 L'Accordéoniste
(1940) Michel Emer (w/m)
SET II
 Mon manège à moi
(1958) Jean Constantin (w) Norbert Glanzberg (m)
 Les Feuilles Mortes
(1945) Les Portes de la nuit Jacques Prévert (fr) (w) Joseph Kosma (m)
 Padam Padam
(1953) Henri Contet (w) Norbert Glanzberg (m)
 Hymne à l'amour
(1949) Édith Piaf (w) Marguerite Monnot (m)
 Jezebel
(1951) Wayne Shanklin (w/m)
 Tous les visages de l'amour
(1974) Herbert Kretzmer (w) Charles Aznavour (m)
SET III
 Les Moulins de mon cœur
(1968) Eddy Marnay (fr), Alan Bergman (en), Marilyn Bergman (en) (w) Michel Legrand (m)
 C’est extra
(1969) Léo Ferré (w/m)
 Dis quand reviendras-tu?
(1964) Monique Serf (w/m)
 Vesoul
(1968) Jacques Brel (w/m)
 La Foule
(1957) Michel Rivgauche (w) Ángel Cabral (m)
 La Vie en rose
(1946) Édith Piaf, Mack David (w) Louiguy (m)
 Non, je ne regrette rien
(1956) Michel Vaucaire (w) Charles Dumont (m)
 Milord
(1959) Georges Moustaki (w) Marguerite Monnot (m)


Associate Events
Saturday Mar 7
6:00 pmPre-show Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
la môme: Piaf 100 Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
Gold36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  18.00 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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