Live Stream Concert Series: Django L'Impressionniste
Monday, April 20th through Friday, May 1st, Stephane will give a very special series of twenty interactive mini concerts on weekdays at 12:00 p.m. (French) (6:00PM Paris Time) and 3:00 p.m. (English) EST performing from the early repertoire of legendary master of the guitar, Django Reinhardt, who has long been considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He will select compositions included on his 2019 release, Django L’Impressionniste, a recording that put the spotlight on 17 little-known solo pieces Reinhardt recorded between 1937 and 1950. Wrembel is the first interpreter who has performed all of these solo pieces and collected them in one definitive masterwork.
For each mini concert, he will perform one or two songs unfolding the richness of the harmonies and the melodies for each of the pieces. He will discuss the astonishing structures, the relationship to the esoteric and mythological world, and will translate all the beauty and the incredible sophistication of each composition. He will also field questions from the virtual audience. The concert series will be streamed live on his Facebook page at facebook.com/stephanewrembel/. Subsequently, the videos will be made available on his YouTube channel.
The schedule and song selection for the concerts is as follows:
Monday, April 20 — Improvisation 1
Tuesday, April 21 — Parfum/Naguine
Wednesday, April 22 — Solos improvises #1 and #2
Thursday, April 23 — Tea for Two/Echoes of Spain
Friday, April 24 — Improvisation 3 (2 variations)
Monday, April 27 — Improvisation 4 / 2 (1st variation)
Tuesday, April 28 — Improvisations 5 /2 (2nd variation)
Wednesday, April 29 — Improvisations 6 /2 (3rd variations)
Thursday, April 30 — Belleville
Friday, May 1 — Nuages