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Organ and ballet

Organ and ballet


Organ concert 

27 October 2015, 18:30

With the support of the:

Embassy of France in Ukraine

Mission of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa

Odessa Diplomatic Club

Alliance Française Odessa

  • Organist - BERNARD STRUBER (France)

Principal choreographer – Yuri Vasyuchenko, Honored Artist of Russia


I Part

 Organ solo (Opera Overtures)

  • Carmen Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
  • Gazza Ladra Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
  • Traviata Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
  • The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


II Part

 Organ solo (Jazz, Rock, MESSIAEN)

  • Improvisation "The wedding in the forest" Bernard Struber
  • Improvisation on themes of Rock from Metallica and Nirvana
  • Glorious Bodies Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Organ with Opera Ballet

  •  "The augurs of spring"  of the ballet  "The rite of spring" Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971)   

Organ solo

  • Improvisation on themes from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Organ with Opera Ballet

  • Three extracts from Swan Lake (Piotr Ilitch TCHAIKOVSKY / 1840-1893)

         N°1 Overture

         N°2 Waltz

         N°3 Dance of the Little Swans

Bernard Struber (biography)

Bernard STRUBER lives actually in Strasbourg (France). He started music at the age of 9. As teenager, he performed regularly as rock guitarist and jazz pianist (New-Orleans jazz). Meanwhile, he accompanied the Sunday offices on organ. About all these instruments, he confesses himself his chance to have taken advantage of multiple cultures, which enrich its achievements.

At 16, he entered the Conservatory organ class, where he was awarded by several first prizes, including the National Prize in 1976, given by the greatest French organists. Meanwhile, in 1979, he created one of the first departments of jazz and improvisation in France, in this case at the Strasbourg Conservatory.

In 1987, he created the Regional Orchestra of Jazz of Alsace evolving since 1998 under the name of «Bernard Struber Jazztett». This orchestra of nine musicians is well known in the French musical landscape, due to the quality of the compositions of its Director. In 2004 he is rewarded for his original work by the  «Golden Django», Grand Prix of Creation from the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music. Over 200 compositions and many performances in major festivals (Paris, Amsterdam, Washington, Berlin, Odessa... ). Jazztett will play in Odessa's Philharmonia in April 2016.

Experienced teacher, he published two original music learning methods through improvisation and orchestral practice (2004 and 2011 by Editions Lemoine / Paris).

Several records followed each of his new programs, as a reflexion upon traditional musics from Africa and Turkey («The flavours of memory» / 2003), upon rock («Parfum de Récidive» / 2006), about Frank Zappa («Weddings of Zappa» / 2007), dedication to Middle-Age writer Louise Labbé (1524-1566) («Soul Songs et Louise» / 2012).

Since 2010, he is performing regularly in Ukraine and in Odessa for organ concerts, many innovative projects gathering Ukrainian and French musicians.

In 2014, he did a great musical project for the 1000 years of Strasbourg's Cathedral. On 2nd of October 2015, has been created his first Symphony for Orchestra.


Musical performance of Bernard Struber (video)


October, 2020