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The Philharmonie de Paris is not only a symphonic concert hall with unrivalled acoustics and exceptional programming; it is also a generous project for the transmission of musical culture through strong and structured educational dimension. Moreover, it is a place of musical heritage, boasting an extraordinary collection of antique instruments at the Museum of Music, and which appear in the various exhibitions and events on a given theme, artist or genre.

In becoming a patron of the Philharmonie de Paris, you can choose to be associated with one of its particular facets. 

Démos 3 (2016-2019)

Initiated by the Philharmonie de Paris in 2010 and sponsored by Lilian Thuram, Démos (Dispositif d'éducation musicale et orchestrale à vocation sociale - Socially-oriented musical and orchestral education system) is an outreach programme aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 12 who have never had the opportunity to study and partake in music. The children are organised into symphonic orchestras coordinated by professional musicians and facilitators.

Companies, foundations, individuals: you can play a part in this adventure. Contact us to discuss how you can be associated with this important endeavour. 

Visit Démos website (in French)

Philharmonie des enfants [The Children's Philharmonie]

Opening in 2019.

Educational activities at the Philharmonie de Paris take place in nearly 2000 sq.m. of on-site collective music rooms designed for school groups, families, individuals and other groups, where workshops are led by trained educators. However, our educational dimension also extends far beyond the walls of the Philharmonie, with socially-oriented outreach initiatives such as the Démos children’s choirs.

The future Philharmonie des enfants [The Children’s Philharmonie] will further add to this dimension, providing a fun and interactive space where children can develop their knowledge of music on their own. For children accompanied by their class or family, this intuitive and multi-sensory approach to music will be a first key to the world of sound and music.

Acquisition of the Amati bass violin, a national treasure

Before 31 December 2018

The Museum of Music has the opportunity to acquire a bass violin classified as a national treasure. This ancestor of the violin was crafted by Andrea Amati, the founding father of the great Cremona school in Italy which produced the most celebrated violin makers of all times: Antonio, Girolamo and Niccolò Amati, Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ and Antonio Stradivari.

It bears the royal seal and emblems of the Charles IX, King of France, the son of Catherine de’ Medici and Henri II. At the court of the last Valois, this bass violin was played in a string ensemble that accompanied the dancing at the fashionable balls of the period.

Like all musical instruments whose use spanned several centuries, it was altered over time to adapt to changing musical practices and repertoires.

By incorporating this extraordinary instrument into its collections, the Museum of Music is not only making it visible to the public, but also ensuring the lasting conservation of this unique national treasure, and guaranteeing that it remains in France.

Its official national treasure status makes corporate patrons eligible for a special tax incentive that reduces the net cost of patronage by 10%.

Education / Bébé musique [Musical Babies] Project

The Philharmonie de Paris offers a wide range of activities promoting early childhood development for 3-month- to 3-year-olds through music. The goal is to focus on the child’s development from the earliest age, and to raise awareness among early childhood professionals and parents about the role of music in children's education.

The Bébés musique [Musical Babies] project is an educational and scientific experiment (involving fields such as developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience) being carried out in a day nursery environment.

Analysing the effects of music on infants’ and toddlers’ acquisition of elements such as sensory awareness, empathy, language and relation to time, will provide educators with accurate tools and help educate the people in daily contact with small children. Indeed, in addition to the scientific aspects, educating nursery workers, early childhood development professionals and parents is an important element of the project.

Accessibility / Boîte à musique [Music Box] Project

Since September 2013, musicians from the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris Museum of Music have been creating musical moments for hospitalised children and their families, such as collective musical activities, mini-concerts, etc. Experience revealed that these musicians needed tools adapted to the children, whose ages and pathologies vary. Thus, the Museum of Music came up with the idea of a fun, educational and multi-sensory 'music toolbox' adapted to a hospital setting, called the Boite à musique [Music Box].

The aim is to disseminate this idea more widely and adapt it to other hospital situations.

Boîte à musique [Music Box] File (PDF)

Exhibitions / Barbara

A tall, elegant brunette, sculpted features and a hawklike nose, and finely-crafted lyrics drenched in melancholy-this is the image that the name Barbara instantly brings to mind. In honour of the twentieth anniversary of her death, countless tributes are being prepared, showing that this groundbreaking female singer-songwriter unquestionably remains one of France’s most beloved artists. Just ten songs recorded over seven years (1962-1969)-such as ‘Dis, quand reviendras-tu?’, ‘L’Aigle noir', 'Göttingen’ and ‘Nantes’, etc.-secured her mythic place in music and the sacred connection and complicity she shared with her audience.

The Philharmonie de Paris is delighted to close this year of tributes with a retrospective exhibition anticipated for the past twenty years.

The exhibition takes us quite literally behind the curtain, revealing the depth of Barbara the artist, and the vibrant and luminous woman who decided that performing would be her life and the stage would be her home.

This first Philharmonie de Paris exhibition on a woman artist explores what it meant to be a free woman-a woman who writes, composes and performs-in the second half of the twentieth century.

 

Contacts

Christophe Monin
Head of Patronage & Development
cmonin@philharmoniedeparis.fr
+33 (0)1 44 84 46 04

Ombeline Eloy
Patronage Development & Corporate Partnerships Manager
oeloy@philharmoniedeparis.fr
+33 (0)1 53 38 38 32

Sabrina Cook
Head of Corporate Development
scook@philharmoniedeparis.fr
+33 (0) 44 84 46 76

Clara Wagner
Head of Institutional & International Relations
cwagner@philharmoniedeparis.fr
+33 (0)1 44 84 47 27

Zoé Macêdo-Roussier
Individual Giving Manager
zmacedo@philharmoniedeparis.fr
+33 (0)1 44 84 45 71

Démos

Visit the dedicated website of Démos, a cultural democratization project launched and coordinated by the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris.