The Serge Gainsbourg Tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl brings to life the provocative music of the late superstar Serge Gainsbourg on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The evening marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the French icon, and will feature a range of Gainsbourg songs picked from his vast repertoire. The show will close with French composer and Gainsbourg collaborator Jean Claude Vannier conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, choir, and special guests in a full performance of the famed concept album, Histoire de Melody Nelson, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Special guest vocalists Beck, Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Ed Droste, Victoria Legrand, Mike Patton, Zola Jesus, and Lulu Gainsbourg join in this tribute performing Gainsbourg classics throughout the evening. KCRW's Anne Litt is the host, and dublub DJ (and Francophile) Daedelus will open the evening.
Parisian singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg has been touted as a musical and lyrical genius with an eclectic repertoire from jazz to pop to reggae. In his lifetime, Gainsbourg collaborated with some of Europe's finest female singers, from Jane Birkin to Brigitte Bardot, to produce commercial hits like "Je t'aime...moi non plus" and "Bonnie & Clyde." Gainsbourg's work continues to inspire and captivate artists across genres and generations.
KCRW's World Festival series concludes with an evening of triumphant, powerful and poetic American rock music featuring The National, Neko Case & Sharon Van Etten on September 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
For more information please visit www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Beck, special guest
Sean Lennon, special guest
Charlotte Kemp Muhl, special guest
Ed Droste, special guest
Victoria Legrand, special guest
Mike Patton, special guest
Zola Jesus, special guest
Lulu Gainsbourg, special guest
Jean Claude Vannier, conductor & arranger, Histoire de Melody Nelson
Scott Dunn, conductor
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Cal State Fullerton University Singers
Justin Meldal-Johnsen, bass
Benji Lysaght, guitar
Roger Joseph Manning Jr., keyboards
Joey Waronker, drums
James Gadson, drums
Anne Litt, host
Tickets ($12 - $104) are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com, by calling 323.850.2000, in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m.), or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may call 323.850.2050 for information about special rates, subject to availability.