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Gershwin's World

Gershwin’s World

Benoît Guérin

Canada | 2022 | 54 min
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Following in the footsteps of the great American composer George Gershwin, the spectacular soloist Paul Merkelo (Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal) and the dazzling Montreal-based pianist and arranger Matt Herskowitz have imagined a novel concert program exploring Gershwin’s music and inspirations. A captivating journey that artfully blends musical substance, cross-inspiration jamming and sheer virtuosity, creating a musical world of its own in which the spirit of Gershwin passes by. 
Director Benoît Guérin
Production ProdCan
Line Producer Kim Savoie-Thibault
Executive Production Didier Bensa
Sound Recording Carl Talbot
Artists Matt Herskowitz, Paul Merkelo

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Benoît Guérin

Benoît Guérin

Benoît Guérin’s multi-faceted expertise as video director builds on a dual academic background in music (operatic singing) and public relations; more than twelve years of experience as studio cameraman for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; more than eight years as freelance cameraman, and nearly twenty years of acting experience.

Benoît excels particularly in capturing musical events. His most recent accomplishments, include the live capture of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2223 Season concert opener, the live broadcast of the 24th Opus Awards Gala (virtual) and the recording of the nine Beethoven symphonies with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, for the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label, to mention but a few.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin : Epic Wagner (2022); Gershwin’s World (2021); Chopin Jazz Etudes (2021); Emie R. Roussel Trio / Tanniata (2021); 24e Opus Prize Gala (2021); Louis Lortie? — ?The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Concerts 1 and 2 (2020); Bach’s B?Minor Mass / Orchestre métropolitain (2020); Fauré’s Requiem / Orchestre métropolitain (2020); Le Petit Prince / Théâtre du Nouveau Monde et Orchestre métropolitain (2020); Peter and the Wolf / Théâtre du Nouveau Monde et Orchestre métropolitain (2020); The 9 Beethoven symphonies / Orchestre métropolitain (2020); Le Salon de Claudia / Festival international de Littérature (2020)

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