Archive for October, 2010

Andantino 10th anniversary

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 19:39 PM

Invitation to Andantino 10th Anniversary

Wednesday 8th December in Cannes

Andantino celebrates its 10th anniversary!

The association Andantino for the promotion of classical music and of the Orchestre Regional de Cannes PACA, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. On this occasion, Andantino invites its members and their guests to the 23rd Rencontres cinématographique de Cannes, Wednesday 8th December at the Theatre Claude Debussy (Palais des Festival in Cannes).

The Orchestre Regional de Cannes, under the direction of conductor Philip Bender, will perform live  The Passion of Joan of Arc (opus 53) of Jo van den Booren, additional music of the film by Carl Theodor Dreyer (reconstruction of 1985).

Andantino is regularly enriched with new members, businesses of all sizes wishing to share the joy of classical music with their employees and customers, and to provide support to the Orhestre Regional de Cannes PACA.

For more information, bookings or to become a member of the association Andantino: [email protected] or +33 (0)6 07 32 62 16.

Andantino – Back on the evening of prestige at the Fondation Maeght

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 10:06 AM

More than 130 people were gathered on Wednesday 28th September at the invitation of members of the association Andantino and their guests to discover (or rediscover) the exhibition in homage at Giacometti and attend a very surprising concert as all composers were from the 20th century, since the Fondation Maeght only accepts artworks composed after 1945!

We had the chance to discover artworks composed by Jacques Ibert, Nicolas Bacri and Betsy Jolas, performed by the Maestro Philippe Bender, flute, Berthilde Dufour, first violin of the Orchestre Regional de Cannes Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, Philippe Cauchefer, cellist of the orchestra and a young and very talented harpist, Magalie de Coster.

We all thank Adrien Maeght and his family for welcoming us so warmly and for guiding us so passionately in the exhibition devoted to Giacometti. The evening ended with a delicious buffet in the Miro’s maze.

A memorable evening for our association, which is growing every day more!


Philippe Bender, flute
Berthilde Dufour, violin
Philippe Cauchefer, cello
Magalie de Coster, harp


Jules Massenet – Meditation from Thais for Violin & Harp
Camille Saint-Saens – The Swan for cello & harp
Jacques Ibert – Entr’acte for Flute and Harp
Maurice Ravel – Tzigane for violin cadenza
Claude Debussy – Syrinx for Flute
Nicolas Bacri – Duo, Opus 25 for Violin & Cello [extracts
Betsy Jolas – Scion Cello
Jacques Ibert – Interlude for flute, violin, cello & harp



Lenny Spangberg presents Andantino in the Riviera Times

posted by Lenny Spangberg @ 16:21 PM

The Riviera Times published an interview with Lenny Spangberg, president of the association Andantino, in its edition of October 2010

Read the article in the Riviera Times >

Andantino organizes a commented rehearsal with the Orchestre Regional de Cannes PACA and the pianist Dimitri Naiditch

The association Andantino invites its members and their guests to a rehearsal with the Orchestre Regional de Cannes PACA and the talentous pianist Dimitri Naiditch on the thema  “Jazz and Classical” on Friday 19th November 2010, at the Auditorium des Arlucs, Cannes.

For more information, bookings or to become a member of the association Andantino: [email protected] or +33 (0)6 07 32 62 16.

Andantino organizes a concert at Notre Dame de l’Espérance du Suquet on Wednesday 27th October, with the Orchestre Regional de Cannes PACA


Philippe BENDER, direction
Elsa CASSAC, piano


Frédéric Chopin
Concerto No. 2 in F Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 21

Edward Grieg
Peer Gynt, opus 46
For more information, bookings or to become a member of the association Andantino: [email protected] or +33 (0)6 07 32 62 16.