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From Movie Themes to Classics

Soloist: Vincent Beer-Demander, Mandolin

  • Nicolas Mazmanian, Mission Impossible Variations

  • Lalo Schifrin, Mandolin Concerto

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7

Join us for an American Premiere by Argentine-American composer, Lalo Schifrin! He is known for his legendary film scores, such as Mission Impossible and Bullitt, is also a wonderful concert music composer. His mandolin concerto has been commissioned by Europe’s foremost mandolinist, Vincent Beer-Demander, whose enthralling stage presence and virtuosity will certainly transport you. As a companion piece, we will play Nicolas Mazmanian’s Mission Impossible Variations, and we will close the concert with Beethoven’s Olympian Symphony No. 7, which Wagner called “the apotheosis of dance”.

About Our Soloist

His creations reflect his musical versatility and virtuosity. Through a rich repertoire and a renewed vision of the mandolin, it helps to highlight this remarkable instrument
— François Hollande, Président of the French Republic 2017
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Vincent Beer-Demander (born in 1982) has won many awards from prestigious Conservatoires in France and Italy. He is the only mandolin player who has been granted the grade of as concert  performer at by the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and has won several international competitions, among which Giacomo Sartori (2004), Raffaele Calace (2008) and Jose Fernandez Rojas (2009).

He has played in many countries with such renowned musicians as Richard Galliano, Vladimir Cosma, Mike Marshall, Roland Dyens, Didier Lockwood, Philip Caterine, Claude Barthélémy, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Leleu, François Rossé, Nana Mouskouri, Féloche, Agnès Jaoui. Vladimir Cosma, Claude Bolling , Francis Lai , Jean Claude Petit, Richard Galliano, Hamilton de Holanda,Mike Marshall, François Rossé, Félix Ibbarondo, have dedicated their mandolin concertos to him.

As a soloist as well as in chamber music groups, Markeas, Moultaka, Bon, Bosseur, Hadad, Solano, Martin, Pattar, Marty,Charpy, Rolin, Festou, Vella, Eychenne, Houdy, Crousier, Nascimento, Ogawa, Ourkouzounov, Hue, Iacono, Nicolau, Paliotti, Grivel, Oger, Carrenio, Tarroncher, Houdy, Peyrebelle, Tognan, Bensa, Arrue, Della Vechia, Vial, Besingrand, Bakas, Parwez, Bohn, Branch, Giles, Gomes, Mollerskov, Olano, Tonawanda, Kan-no, Yip, Laval, Kassap, Brizmur, Feldhandler, Mazmanian, Sassier.

He is a regular collaborator of L'Orchestre National de France, l'Orchestre National de France, Minsk Philharmonic, l'Orchestre National de Lyon, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, L’Orchestre National de Toulouse, The Israel  Chamber Orchestra Ramadgan, l'Orchestre National de Montpellier, Bucuresti Orchestra Sinfonica, l'Orchestre National de Nice, l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie,  l’Orchestre du CNSM de Paris, l'Orchestre Philarmonique de Marseille, l’Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditérranée., l'Opéra National de Paris – Bastille, Romania National Orchestra,  l’Ensemble Cbarré, l’Ensemble TM+, Proxima Centauri.

As a professor at the National Conservatory of Marseille in France, the Royal Conservatory of Liège in Belgium, he is regularly called upon to give master-classes either alone or in collaboration with such well-known musicians as Pierre Henry Xuereb, Philippe Muller, Patrick Gallois, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Dejan Bogdavovic, Hélène Dautry, Fabrice Pierre, Yehuda Hanany, Christophe Giovaninetti, Denis Pascal.

As a composer, he has produced a vast array of pieces which have been published by the Oz musical library (Canada), Mundoplectro (Spain), Trekel (Germany) & Hody (France).

His considerable number of records evidence the variety of his musical achievements.

Earlier Event: August 31
Freeman Stage Season Fireworks Finale
Later Event: September 27
From Movie Themes to Classics