Thematic Weekends

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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…

2016-2017 WEEKENDS

  • © Kyle Thompson / Agence VU

    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.

  • © J-B. Huynh

    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.

  • © L. Broté

    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.

  • © A. & M. David de Lossy/cultura/Corbis

    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.

  • © P. Verzone/Agence VU’

    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.

  • © A. Majoli/Magnum Photos

    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.

  • © Inc. / ADAGP 2016 - interfoto/La Collection.

    LUDWIG VAN WEEKEND - 18-20 NOVEMBER 2016
    Alongside the Ludwig van exhibition, explore Beethoven, the legend he became and the posterity he achieved.

  • © M. Borggreve

    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.

  • © F. Fontaine/Agence VU’

    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.

  • © B. Freeman - Lebrecht Music & Arts

    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.

  • © P. Verzone/Agence VU’

    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!

  • © Tamara Dean / VU'

    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.

  • © F. Scianna/Magnum Photos

    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.

  • © AKG/B. Steffen

    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.

  • © R. Baker/In Pictures/Corbis

    MOZART WEEKEND - 4-5 MARCH 2017
    Opera, piano, chamber music, concerto and symphony: all the genres mastered by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • © O. Harvilahti

    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.

  • © A. Bettles/Trunk Archive

    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.

  • © La Galerie

    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.

  • © S. Irvin

    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.

  • © P. Marlow/Magnum Photos

    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.

  • © M. Christopher Brown/Magnum Photos

    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.

  • © D. Darzacq/Agence VU’

    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.

  • © O. Leele/Agence VU’

    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”.

  • © E. Pierrot/Agence VU’

    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.

  • © J. Mignot

    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.

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  • Faust Weekend
  • Bryce Dessner Couterpoints Weekend
  • White Nights Weekend
  • Jazz songs Weekend
  • Ludwig van Cycle
  • Dances Weekend
  • East West Weekend
  • Steve Reich Unlimited Weekend
  • Ludwig van Weekend
  • Tharaud / Rachmaninoff Weekend
  • Music in Images Weekend
  • Portrait of John Adams Weekend
  • Happy Hollidays Weekend
  • Now Weekend
  • Vocal Art Biennial
  • Dolce Vita Weekend
  • Celtic Weekend
  • Mozart Weekend
  • African Queens Weekend
  • EIC 40 Weekend
  • Scenes from America Weekend
  • Zorn by Zorn Weekend
  • Easter Weekend
  • Jamaica Weekend
  • Arabian Nights Weekend
  • Amateurs Weekend
  • Divas Weekend
  • Play Weekend
  • Démos Orchestras Weekend
2016-2017 Weekends

FAUST WEEKEND - 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2016

BRYCE DESSNER COUNTERPOINTS WEEKEND - 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2016

WHITE NIGHTS WEEKEND - 1-2 OCTOBER 2016

JAZZ SONGS WEEKEND - 8-9 OCTOBER 2016

LUDWIG VAN CYCLE - 14-20 OCTOBER 2016

DANCES WEEKEND - 21-24 OCTOBER 2016

EAST WEST WEEKEND - 4-6 NOVEMBER 2016

STEVE REICH UNLIMITED WEEKEND - 12-13 NOVEMBER 2016

LUDWIG VAN WEEKEND - 18-20 NOVEMBER 2016

THARAUD / RACHMANINOFF WEEKEND - 26-27 NOVEMBER 2016

MUSIC IN IMAGES WEEKEND - 3-4 DECEMBER 2016

PORTRAIT OF JOHN ADAMS WEEKEND - 10-11 DECEMBER 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEEKEND - 16-18 DECEMBER 2016

NOW WEEKEND - 13-15 JANUARY 2017

VOCAL ART BIENNIAL - 20-29 JANUARY 2017

DOLCE VITA WEEKEND - 10-12 FEBRUARY 2017

CELTIC WEEKEND - 25-26 FEBRUARY 2017

MOZART WEEKEND - 4-5 MARCH 2017

AFRICAN QUEENS WEEKEND - 9-12 MARCH 2017

EIC 40 WEEKEND - 17-18 MARCH 2017

SCENES FROM AMERICA WEEKEND - 24-26 MARCH 2017

ZORN BY ZORN WEEKEND - 31 MARch-2 APRIL 2017

EASTER WEEKEND - 14-16 APRIL 2017

JAMAICA WEEKEND - 21-23 APRIL 2017

ARABIAN NIGHTS WEEKEND - 19-21 MAY 2017

AMATEURS WEEKEND - 2-4 JUNE 2017

DIVAS WEEKEND - 10-11 JUNE 2017

PLAY WEEKEND - 16-18 JUNE 2017

DÉMOS ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND - 24-25 JUNE 2017

 

Families and children

You wish to awaken the interest of your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces in music… to give them the opportunity to discover concerts, activities and exhibitions which are rich, varied and suitable for their age-group? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the whole family.