Discover the Philharmonie de Paris 2016-2017 season highlights: world-class orchestras and soloists, composers old and new, contemporary music from every genre, temporary exhibitions and more.
The Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonie’s main resident ensemble • The greatest international conductors and orchestras • “Orchestres en fête” festival…
Daniel Barenboim • Martha Argerich • Christian Zacharias • Nicholas Angelich • Murray Perahia • Alexandre Tharaud • Maria João Pires • Yuja Wang • Nelson Freire • András Schiff • Maurizio Pollini • Lang Lang • Mitsuko Uchida…
Bach’s cantatas • Beethoven’s piano sonatas • Lully’s Armide • Music under Marie-Antoinette • Mozart’s Requiem • Haendel’s Messiah • Monteverdi’s Orfeo • Easter music • Les Arts Florissants…
Bryce Dessner • George Benjamin • Philip Glass • Henri Dutilleux • Steve Reich • Hugues Dufourt • John Adams • Pierre Boulez • Philippe Schoeller • Chaya Czernowin • Kronos Quartet • Ensemble intercontemporain…
Phantom of the Paradise • Jim Jarmusch • Audi Innovative Lab • Amadeus • Alexandre Nevski • Visitors (Philip Glass/Godfrey Reggio) • Birdman • Vidéo Games • Matthieu Chedid/Martin Parr • Nan Goldin/The Tiger Lillies • Rufus Wainwright/Cindy Sherman…
Brahms and contemporary urban art • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui • Nijinski • Robert Swinston • Hervé Sika • Robyn Orlin • José Montalvo…
Cécile McLorin Salvant • Yann Tiersen • Nuit soufie • Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau • Youssou Ndour • Wayne Shorter • Celtic music • John Zorn • Vincent Delerm • Jazz at the Philharmonie • Jamaican revue • Bobby McFerrin…
Structured around a specific theme, genre, musician, instrument or geographic area, weekends at the Philharmonie offer the public a fresh take on music and its appreciation : new concert formats, family shows and activities, musical child-care…
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FAUST WEEKEND - 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2016
From Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust to Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise, the legend of Faust is revisited time and time again.
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BRYCE DESSNER COUTERPOINTS WEEKEND - 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2016
For concerts, dance and film, Bryce Dessner’s works are a must. The National guitarist calls upon the Ensemble contemporain, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon and the Labèque sisters to perform with him.
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WHITE NIGHTS WEEKEND 1-2 OCTOBER 2016
Spend the night with Satie’s Vexations, with Philip Glass’ complete works for piano or with Brahms interacting with DJs and graffiti artists.
© M. Fitton
JAZZ SONGS WEEKEND - 8-9 OCTOBER 2016
Jazz and vocals always go well together. From the Great American Songbook to the melodies of Chet Baker and from Broadway and Hollywood, these jazz songs have become classics.
© J. Gyenes
LUDWIG VAN CYCLE - 14-20 OCTOBER 2016
To accompany the Ludwig van exhibition, this Beethoven cycle concludes with the composer’s complete keyboard sonatas, played on period instruments.
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DANCES WEEKEND - 21-24 OCTOBER 2016
The voices of A Filetta lift this Cherkaoui performance, Dutilleux bows to metamorphoses dreamed up by Robert Swinston and the Les Siècles ensemble celebrates Nijinsky.
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EAST WEST WEEKEND - 4-6 NOVEMBER 2016
Jordi Savall follows the trail of explorer Ibn Battuta, from Morocco to Afghanistan. But this weekend also heads over to Mongolia and Sufi traditions.
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STEVE REICH UNLIMITED WEEKEND - 12-13 NOVEMBER 2016
Premieres – including Runner, a stereophonic piece – and classics by the Kronos Quartet: at age 80, Steve Reich is a wellspring of musicality.
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LUDWIG VAN WEEKEND - 18-20 NOVEMBER 2016
Alongside the Ludwig van exhibition, explore Beethoven, the legend he became and the posterity he achieved.
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THARAUD / RACHMANINOFF WEEKEND - 26-27 NOVEMBER 2016
Seven concerts that delve into Serguei Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2: a masterpiece that Alexandre Tharaud invites us to discover from every angle.
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MUSIC IN IMAGES WEEKEND - 3-4 DECEMBER 2016
The Audi talents awards and the Philharmonie de Paris explore the links between music and image through the cinema of Jim Jarmusch, artists from the Audi Innovation Lab and a fabulous closing night.
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PORTRAIT OF JOHN ADAMS WEEKEND - 10-11 DECEMBER 2016
Three premieres, classics like Shaker Loops and El Niño and a spectacular oratorio of the nativity. John Adams displays all the facets of his art.
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEEKEND - 16-18 DECEMBER 2016
Celebrating Christmas at the Philharmonie? The choices are many, from Bach’s oratorio to Amadeus by Miloš Forman, not to mention all the Christmases of the world.
© E. Koi, Courtesy Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire
NOW WEEKEND - 13-15 JANUARY 2017
What’s happening now? Come discover the young generation in electro, jazz, contemporary music, noise music… And the soloists of tomorrow!
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VOCAL ART BIENNALE - 20-29 JANUARY 2017
The Biennale d’art vocal was inaugurated in 2003 at the Cité de la musique. For ten days, this eighth edition will welcome young choristers and great voices for an adventure spanning Baroque music, hip-hop and opera, wrapping it all up with a fabulous weekend of Lied.
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DOLCE VITA WEEKEND - 10-12 FEBRUARY 2017
Three faces of Italy: Erri De Luca expresses himself in music, Piers Faccini sings of the folk, cosmopolitan Sicily of his dreams and Paolo Conte brings a little swing to it all.
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CELTIC WEEKEND - 25-26 FEBRUARY 2017
Scotland, Ireland and Brittany: the Celtic lands have their own fascinating music traditions that, from classical to folk-punk, are reinvented in all kinds of ways.
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MOZART WEEKEND - 4-5 MARCH 2017
Opera, piano, chamber music, concerto and symphony: all the genres mastered by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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AFRICAN QUEENS WEEKEND - 9-12 MARCH 2017
South African choreographer Robyn Orlin observes the ephemeral beauty of the human body, while the great voices of the Amazones sing the cause of women.
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EIC 40 WEEKEND - 17-18 MARCH 2017
The Ensemble intercontemporain was created by Pierre Boulez in 1976. This year it celebrates its fortieth anniversary and pays tribute to its founder, who passed away in January 2016.
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SCENES FROM AMERICA WEEKEND - 24-26 MARCH 2017
An American kaleidoscope: from the “new world” as seen by Dvořák to the live soundtrack of the film Birdman via Berstein and Philip Glass.
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ZORN BY ZORN WEEKEND - 31 MARS-2 APRIL 2017
Expect the unexpected with John Zorn, who will alternately be found at the organ of the Philharmonie, strolling through the Louvre or in the centre of a musical marathon.
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EASTER WEEKEND - 14-16 APRIL 2017
Easter is the Passion of Christ as seen by Bach (René Jacobs conducts the St Matthew Passion), Telemann and Haydn.
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JAMAICA WEEKEND - 21-23 APRIL 2017
Jamaica and music are one and the same. The rebel island moves to the rhythms of reggae and jazz, and dances on point to sound systems.
© J. Sepehr, Courtesy Silk Road Gallery
ARABIAN NIGHTS WEEKEND - 19-21 MAY 2017
To keep death at bay, Sheherazade told and told again the stories of Aladdin and Sinbad. She inspired Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Fazil Say and many others.
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AMATEURS WEEKEND - 2-4 JUNE 2017
It’s your turn to play, sing and dance! Dance-along balls, family concerts, brass bands, company choirs, choirs: it’s open stage.
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DIVAS WEEKEND - 10-11 JUNE 2017
Diva, in Italian, means “goddess”. The word was adopted in France around 1830, during the great era of opera divas. Cesaria Evora was nicknamed the “Barefoot Diva”.
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PLAY WEEKEND - 16-18 JUNE 2017
A musical voyage into the history of video games, from Mario and Pacman right up to Final Fantasy. Where gaming soundtracks meet the world of symphony.
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DÉMOS ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND - 24-25 JUNE 2017
These two days of concerts mark the conclusion of the second year of group music performance in the Démos project.
For his first season at the head of the Orchestre de Paris, British conductor Daniel Harding brings us some of his favourite composers - Mahler and Schumann in particular, but he also includes the French and English repertoires as well as contemporary works.
Argentian-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim brings together two Viennese composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner, for two exceptional series of concerts with the Staatskapelle Berlin, where he’s served as Music Director since 1992.
For Nuit Blanche, the Philharmonie welcomes you until dawn with three out-of-the-ordinary events: Erik Satie accompanying Andy Warhol’s Sleep, Brahms playing over contemporary urban art performances, and Philip Glass’ complete works for piano.
The work of composer Henri Dutilleux continues to be recognized as a musical landmark. On the centenary of his birth, this season brings to the stage many of his scores, classics already.
Florent Marchet and writer Arnaud Cathrine, La Grande Sophie and writer Delphine de Vigan, singers Rover and Bertrand Belin here present, for “Séries limitées”, new projects in the cozy atmosphere of the Amphitheatre.
Started by the French Association of Orchestras, the eighth edition of the “Orchestres en fête” Festival unites numerous ensembles around the great Beethoven. Eleven concerts and events make this an exceptional weekend!
Composed of experienced amateur singers and children between the ages of nine and fourteen, the Orchestre de Paris Choir celebrates its fortieth birthday this year. For the occasion, it will present three exceptional concerts, including premieres.
The Ensemble intercontemporain was created by Pierre Boulez in 1976. Its anniversary will be celebrated through several events: an evening reviewing four decades of music, a concert paying tribute to its founder, who passed away in January 2016, and numerous premieres.
Two days of concerts during which children from different regions involved in the Démos project perform excerpts from works of classical and traditional music that they’ve rehearsed all year long.
OCTOBER 4, 2016 TO JANUARY 29, 2017 The MMM exhibition is the fruit of an encounter between Matthieu Chedid, a musician with a very distinctive visual world, and Martin Parr, one of the most important figures in contemporary photography.
OCTOBER 14, 2016 TO JANUARY 29, 2017 Beethoven’s life and legacy have become phenomenons that reach well beyond the realm of high culture. The Ludwig van exhibition reproduces his fascinating aura of popularity, which rivals that of political icons and rock stars.
APRIL 4 TO AUGUST 13, 2017
Jamaica is a tropical iceberg of which Bob Marley’s reggae is only the tip, sitting above an extraordinary originality that touches much more than music.
JUNE 30 TO JULY 10, 2016
A one-of-a-kind pop festival that combines original creations, novel projects, big names and new talents. With Anohni, Max Richter, Mogwai, Benjamin Clementine, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet, The Cinematic Orchestra, Cat Power…
AUGUST 30 TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
The big event to kickoff the new season, Jazz à la Villette covers the entire jazz palette, crossing genre lines and mixing trends to offer a living panorama of this ever-evolving brand of music.
JANUARY 20 TO 29, 2017
The Biennale d’art vocal was inaugurated in 2003. For ten days, this eighth edition will welcome young choristers and great voices for an adventure spanning Baroque music, hip-hop and opera, wrapping it all up with a fabulous weekend of Lied.