It comes as little surprise, then, that he's taking to the stage again this September. He'll be performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, playing to the backdrop of some gorgeous film clips and accompanied by a series of world-class special guests.
Having racked up three Oscars, seven Grammys and a litany of Academy Award nominations, Legrand's claim to fame is unparalleled. Over the years, he's worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Sting, Barbara Streisand and Phil Woods – to reel off just a few of his extensive collaborations – and is renowned for soundtracking a radical new form of cinema during the 1950s and 60s, French New Wave.
Fans can expect a trailblazing showreel of Legrand's greatest scores, from the bittersweet yearning of Summer of '42 to the flowering intensity of I Will Wait for You. The performance will also be surveying the entirety of his career, marking '60 years of music and movies', so expect the full range of Legrand's output, from scat, soul and swing to jazz, classical and blues.
With no less than seven decades of composition under his belt, both on and off screen, Legrand's enduring commitment to the stage gives a new meaning to the phrase the show must go on...
|What||Michel Legrand & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 18 Sep 18, starts at 7:30PM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|