CLAIRE DITERZI

WITH THE ORCHESTRA OF THE REGIONAL CONSERVATOIRE

JE GARDE LE CHIEN.... ET L’ORCHESTRE (“I KEEP THE DOG... AND THE ORCHESTRA”)

Conducting: Nathalie Leverrier

Orchestration: Sylvain Griotto

One year to the day after Dick Annegarn’s unforgettable 12 Villes, 12 Chansons (“12 cities, 12 songs”), the Odeon will receive another large-scale project, still with the complicity and adventurous spirit of Lyon’s regional Conservatoire. The large scale here is first and foremost the one deployed by singer-songwriter Claire Diterzi in her various records and performances for more than twenty years.  The scale of a true rare bird, winging her way from baroque and rock concerts to collaborations with Philippe Decouflé or Rodrigo Garcia. It is this everlasting audacity ingrained in her personality that pushes her to endlessly question forms, signs and languages and pay no heed to distinctions between high-brow and popular music, between music and theatrical art - check her recent brilliant  L’Arbre en poche (“Pocket tree”). So when she revisits her work in a symphonic mode, backed by two backing vocalists and propelled by a forty-four-musician orchestra, there is no way for her to get back into line and propose a regular concert. It will be indeed to create another playground and explore it thoroughly while refining the singular storyline of her “transmusical and transgender, inventive and polymorphous, modern and sustainable” kind of French chanson.

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