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Jane Birkin, Carla Bruni, Lou Doillon and Sandrine Kiberlain open the 77th edition!

Published on 26 January 2023

The most beautiful songs of Serge Gainsbourg sublimated by a symphony orchestra.This magnificent project was born in Canada in 2016, a project that the great French author-composer would certainly not have disowned. Under the fine pen of Japanese pianist Noboyuki Nakajima, arrangements that highlight the subtlety of Gainsbourg's writing have emerged. A beautiful tribute to the man who cultivated a true love for classical music.

The « petite Anglaise » who never quite got rid of her accent found her pygmalion in France. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin shared a twelve-year relationship that was as passionate as creative, and whose artistic impact is as intense as ever. Since 2016, Jane Birkin has regularly returned to the stage to perform Gainsbourg’s songs written for her. She will be sharing this joy on stage in Montreux with her daughter Lou Doillon and her friends Carla Bruni and Sandrine Kiberlain.

From works by classical composers to film score, from creations for the theatre stage to video game accompaniments: the Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel, founded in 2008, defends the symphonic repertoire while exploring cross-disciplinary projects to create bridges between different audiences. Since 2019, this professional ensemble is placed under the direction of Victorien Vanoosten, a talented young French conductor who is also pursuing a career as a pianist.

Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey is proud to co-produce this concert with the Saison culturelle de Montreux. It will be a unique event that promises to be highly emotional!