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  • Nicolas Mazmanian, Mission Impossible Variations

  • Lalo Schifrin, Mandolin Concerto

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7

Our opening concert of the season "From Movie Themes to Classics," will begin with Nicolas Mazmanian’s “Mission Impossible Variations” which was dedicated to Lalo Schifrin. Schifrin is an Argentine-American pianist & composer who is best known as one of Hollywood’s top composers. His most notable compositions are the “Theme from Mission: Impossible” and “Bullitt.”

After the Variations, Vincent Beer-Demander (one of Europe's foremost mandolinists) will join us for the American Premiere of Lalo Schifrin's "Mandolin Concerto."

The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s iconic Seventh Symphony, which Wagner called “the apotheosis of dance itself.”

Thursday, September 26 | 7:30PM

French Embassy

Washington, DC

Friday, September 27 | 7:30PM

Chesapeake College

Wye Mills, MD

Sunday, September 29 | 3:00PM

OC Performing Arts Center

Ocean City, MD

Watch our Maestro Julien Benichou give a sneak peek of our 2019-2020 Season Opener "From Movie Themes to Classics."

About Our Soloist


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.