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In September and October, Les Dissonances were on tour to share the music of Ravel, Enescu and Stravinsky. At George Enescu Festival, Bucharest - La Philharmonie de Paris - Ledoux Theater, Besançon - Le Volcan, Scène Nationale du Havre.



Presentation of the program:

Travel to the heart of modernity and traveling modernity with this program where Ravel’s dreamlike Greece rubs shoulders with the formidable pagan powerof Stravinskian Russia, before the violinist art of Enesco restores all the energy of Romanian dances. The confrontation of Daphnis and Chloé and The Rite of Spring transports us to the golden age of Parisian musical life. With Ravel's choreographic symphony (1912), the orchestra reaches new heights of refinement in textures, archaic or iridescent, letting expressive modesty lift the veil of a dreamy Antiquity. Stravinsky himself admired this score, but the following year nothing could resist his Coronation, the cause of one of the most memorable scandals in the history of music. The orchestra had never indulged in such a Dionysian climax, nor had it officiated in such an incantatory ritual. In the popular gesture, Stravinsky infuses a radical modernity, and it is the folklore, again which permeates the Romanian virtuoso Caprice of Enesco. Caprice? This unfinished score, piously reconstructed by Cornel Ţăranu, is no less ambitious: bewitching, it contains in its Lento a marvel of "nocturnal" music.

Program 1:
Ravel, Daphnis and Chloé, suite no.2
Enescu, The Romanian Caprice - David Grimal, violin
Stravinsky, the Rite of Spring

Program 2:
Stravinsky, The Firebird (continuation 1945)
Ravel, Tzigane - David Grimal, violin
Chausson, Poème op.25 - David Grimal, violin
Bartók, Concerto for orchestra



George Enescu Festival The George Enescu Festival (also known as the George Enescu International Festival and Competition), held in honor of the famous Romanian composer George Enescu, is the largest classical music festival and international classical competition held in Romania and one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Enescu's close associate, George Georgescu, organized the first festival in 1958.

On September 16th, 2021, we played program #1 there; on September 17th, 2021, program n ° 2.

The concerts were broadcast live on the festival site and also on December 1st, 2021, on the Romanian National Day. Part of the Dissonances team was interviewed live on radio from Romanian Athenaeum on Rfi Romania


The Philharmonie of Paris

On September 20th, 2021, we played program #1 there. The public was waiting for us there, with overwhelming enthusiasm. The feedback was overwhelmingly warm. A real success and what emotions for our musicians!


Ledoux Theater, Besançon

On September 22th, 2021, we played program #1 there. Always a tremendous welcome from Burgundy and its public. Our concert was part of the Besançon Franche-Comté International Music Festival.


The Volcano, National Scene of Le Havre

On October 13th, 2021, we played program #1 there. A very nice concert to end the tour, with a tremendous welcome from the Volcan teams.
Exiting the hall, the interview with audience members (conducted by the Dissonances team) brought out a lot of praise and overwhelming enthusiasm from the audience to qualify the concert / Dissonances:

"Joy", "excellence", "extreme quality", "unique", "atypical", "very lively", "complicity", "energy", "good humor", "very good atmosphere", "an harmony between the musicians "," a lot of delicacy "," remarkable "," What a Rite of Spring! ", "We feel the pleasure that musicians have to play", "a very colorful version of Daphnis and Chloé", "the feeling of something very dazzling", "it is an orchestra that makes you want to love music "," A great orchestra that we are lucky to have in Le Havre "," we have stars in our eyes "," it warms our hearts ".



"David Grimal and Les Dissonances gave a totally telluric, surging, inexorable version of The Rite of Spring, pushing the limits of expressiveness to its limits. "
On-mag, article from September 22nd, 2021 by Michel Jakubowicz


- An audience of 10,000 people
- 100 musicians on the series
- Young musicians: 35 years old on average
- Musicians from various backgrounds: +25 nationalities combined.