A mythical stage, an international icon, and immortal songs… on Thursday, February 1st, Jane Birkin will perform her album “Birkin/Gainsbourg: The Symphonic” at Carnegie Hall. The artist will be accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra.
Birkin first took the stage to sing the symphonic covers of Serge Gainsbourg’s songs in June 2016, at the Francofolies of Montreal music festival. The album version, released March 2017, was a resounding success. “La Javanaise,” “Baby Alone in Babylon,” and “Requiem pour un con,” are among the best of the compilation. In all, there are 22 tracks, each composed by Serge Gainsbourg at different moments of his life. It is the first album of Gainsbourg performed by a symphony.
In a relationship from 1968 to 1980, fashion icon, actress, and singer Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg’s feelings for each other never relented even after the breakup or the composer’s death in 1991. Birkin continued singing his lyrics tirelessly.
After singing in Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and London, Jane Birkin will touch down in New York to sing Gainsbourg. It will be the first time she’s sung his lyrics in the United States since 2011.
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