Bal de la Libération et Embrasement de la Plage



Liberation Concert and Ball by the Prestige Orchestra
A 1-hour concert by a 20-strong Big Band featuring music from the 40s, followed by a ball with the addition of a few extra musicians for the ball program.
The Prestige Orchestra is a group of 18 musicians in the great tradition of Big Bands, created in 1975 by trumpeter Pierre Dutot. Big Bands originated in the USA in the 1930s, with the aim of playing jazz music in a larger formation, like a symphony orchestra, but with drums, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, double bass, piano and guitar.
Musicians such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Cab Calloway, famous arrangers and bandleaders, as well as renowned singers like Franck Sinatra, made jazz popular.
In France, the name of trombonist Glenn Miller, who was lost at sea during the D-Day landings, remains associated with the liberation.
Normandy was particularly sensitized to jazz with the DDay en Normandie, and an ever-present jazz tradition has taken root in the region.
With a wealth of experience gained from its participation in numerous events in France (Biarritz, Montpellier, Petit Journal Montparnasse Paris, Théâtre de Bordeaux, Méridien Porte Maillot Paris, Jazz sous les Pommiers, etc.), tours of Europe and the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Mauritius), festivals in Turkey, etc., the band has continually renewed its line-up, including in turn the region's finest professional instrumentalists.
1°/ Regularly on the occasion of DDay, celebrating the anniversaries of the Normandy landings. The Prestige Orchestra is in demand with its program "The 40s", featuring the music of Glenn Miller and the unforgettable songs that left their mark on the world: Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Jumpin? at the woodside, Oh when the saints?
2°/ In parallel, Le Prestige Orchestra boasts an original repertoire of French songs orchestrated for Big Band by Jean-Pierre Hervieu, including Brassens, Bécaud, Salvador, Gainsbourg, Legrand, Ferrer... as well as a number of original titles.
3°/ Le Prestige Orchestra also offers a program of classic jazz standards, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton?
4°/ The Prestige Orchestra also accompanies the DDay Ladies in their tribute to the Andrew Sisters with their emblematic titles (Tico Tico, Rum and Coca Cola, Sing, sing,
Fireworks after the ball on the beach between Lion sur Mer and Hermanville sur Mer



Event categories : D-Day, Concert, Sound and light, Fireworks


From Saturday, July 13, 2024 to Sunday, July 14, 2024

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