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

FAUST WEEKEND - 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2016

BRYCE DESSNER COUNTERPOINTS WEEKEND - 24-25 SEPTEMBER 2016

NUIT BLANCHE 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

2017-2018 Weekends

MONTEVERDI TRILOGY WEEKEND 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2017

STRAVINSKY RITUAL WEEKEND - 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017

WEEKEND INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE - 29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2017

WHITE NIGHT WEEKEND - 7TH OCTOBER, 2017

BARBARA WEEKEND - 14-15 OCTOBER 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT. PEPPER WEEKEND - 21-22 OCTOBER 2017

FANTASTIC WEEKEND - 11-12 NOVEMBER 2017

SLEEP WEEKEND - 18-19 NOVEMBER 2017

ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL: THE ORGAN WEEKEND - 24-26 NOVEMBER 2017

MONTREAL WEEKEND - 2-3 DECEMBER 2017

MUSIC IN IMAGES WEEKEND - 9-10 DECEMBER 2017

FAIRY TALES WEEKEND - 15-17 DECEMBER 2017

STRING QUARTET BIENNIAL - 11-21 JANUARY 2018

DEBUSSY 100 WEEKEND - 27-28 JANUARY 2018

HITCHCOCK WEEKEND - 2-4 FEBRUARY 2018

CHINA WEEKEND - 9-11 FEBRUARY 2018

PASCAL DUSAPIN WEEKEND - 17-18 FEBRUARY 2018

YAEL NAIM WEEKEND - 23-25 FEBRUARY 2018

HANDEL WEEKEND - 10-16 MARCH 2018

BIRDS WEEKEND - 16-18 MARCH 2018

WAGNER RING WEEKEND - 24-25 MARCH 2018

FLASH BACH WEEKEND - 30 MARCH - 3 APRIL 2018

ARABIC MUSIC WEEKEND (1) - 6-8 APRIL 2018

DOMINIQUE A WEEKEND- 14-15 APRIL 2018

I GOT RHYTHM WEEKEND - 28-29 APRIL 2018

LEONARD BERNSTEIN WEEKEND - 4-6 MAY 2018

ARABIC MUSIC WEEKEND (2) - 11-13 MAY 2018

ROMANTIC GERMANY WEEKEND - 26-27 MAY 2018

AMATEURS WEEKEND - 2-3 JUNE 2018

DREAMS OF ORIENT WEEKEND - 9-10 JUNE 2018

COMIC BOOK SCENE WEEKEND - 15-17 JUNE 2018

DÉMOS ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND - 23-24 JUNE 2018

  • © M. Listri

    MONTEVERDI TRILOGY WEEKEND - 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2017
    Opera began with him. A unique opportunity to hear his three master works which tell the story of Orpheus, of Ulysses and of Poppea.

  • © C. Fréger

    STRAVINSKY RITUAL WEEKEND - 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017
    Take your pick between pagan rites, folk tales and burlesque stories, experience the work of the author of The Rite of Spring.

  • © getty images

    WEEKEND INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE - 29 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2017
    From Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream to Verdi’s Falstaff, Shakespeare has never ceased to be a source of inspiration.

  • © M. Bornhauser

    NUIT BLANCHE WEEKEND - 7TH OCTOBER, 2017
    Spend the night listening to quartets, minimalist music or the music of Pierre Henry, or even nothing more than a note: an « A ».

  • © AGIP / Bridgeman Images

    BARBARA WEEKEND - 14-15 OCTOBER 2017
    Two days of concerts imagined together with the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, to pay tribute to the great lady of song.

  • © Jamie-James Medina/DG

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT. PEPPER WEEKEND - 21-22 OCTOBER 2017
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles album which revolutionized popular culture at the time, celebrates its 50th birthday.

  • © L. Champoussin

    FANTASTIC WEEKEND - 11-12 NOVEMBER 2017
    Spirits for Beethoven, witches for Berlioz and trolls for Grieg: music can be filled with strange creatures.

  • © DR

    SLEEP WEEKEND - 18-19 NOVEMBER 2017
    Sleep: an exceptional listening opportunity which Max Richter is inviting you to share. Going to sleep during a concert becomes an unheard of experience.

  • © W. Beaucardet

    ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL: THE ORGAN WEEKEND - 24-26 NOVEMBER 2017
    From Handel to Messiaen, the great organ of the Philharmonie will take centre stage by joining the orchestra or simply by replacing it.

  • © F. Fontaine / Agence VU’

    MONTREAL WEEKEND - 2-3 DECEMBER 2017
    Quebec is vibrant. To prove it, a group of artists from Montreal is here in Paris.

  • © Vishal Marapon

    STRING QUARTET BIENNIAL - 11-21 JANUARY 2018
    The art of the quartet began in Vienna, developed in Vienna and continues to thrive there, with a few diversions and additions.

  • © E. Esser

    DEBUSSY 100 WEEKEND - 27-28 JANUARY 2018
    He died a century ago, but his music, French as much as Spanish, or minimalist, is as lively as ever.

  • © Estate Jeanloup Sieff

    HITCHCOCK WEEKEND - 2-4 FEBRUARY 2018
    Psychose and Vertigo with Bernard Hermann’s music live. And the first real thriller of the master of suspense, revisited.

  • © P. Zachmann / Magnum Photos

    CHINA WEEKEND - 9-11 FEBRUARY 2018
    From Chinese opera of the XVIe century to the music of today, not forgetting silent films from the 1930’s in Shanghai.

  • © U. Nicoletti

    PASCAL DUSAPIN WEEKEND - 17-18 FEBRUARY 2018
    The icon of contemporary music in all its diversity: from the voice to the orchestra even as far as the circus.

  • © Bonze

    YAEL NAIM WEEKEND - 23-25 FEBRUARY 2018
    Yael Naim and David Donatien reveal their latest compositions and propose some original forms of collaboration.

  • © C. Steele-Perkins / Magnum

    HANDEL WEEKEND - 10-16 MARCH 2018
    Opera, the splendor of ceremonial music or the intimacy of the royal chambers: in London Handel wrote for all occasions.

  • © J-L. Mylaine / courtesy Gladstone Gallery

    BIRDS WEEKEND - 16-18 MARCH 2018
    Vivaldi or Couperin imitated their trills but it was Messiaen who spent his life transcribing and transfiguring their songs.

  • © P. Rousteau

    WAGNER RING WEEKEND - 24-25 MARCH 2018
    At the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Valery Gergiev is creating his version of the greatest moments of Wagner’s tetralogy.

  • © F. Fontaine / Agence VU’

    MUSIC IN IMAGES WEEKEND - 9-10 DECEMBER 2017
    The Audi Talents Awards and The Philharmonie de Paris explore the links between music and image through the cinema of Steven Spielberg and the music composed by Gabriel Yared.

  • © W. Martin & P. Muñoz /courtesy Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz & Galería Isabel Hurley

    FAIRY TALES WEEKEND - 15-17 DECEMBER 2017
    With Christmas approaching, from the Messiah to Peter and the Wolf, tales for young and old and pagan or Christian stories.

  • © A. Willaume / Tendance Floue

    FLASH BACH WEEKEND - 30 MARCH - 3 APRIL 2018
    Choreographed, reconstructed, sung, « jazzed up », transcribed, reinvented: Bach is always the same and always something else.

  • © S. Couturier

    ARABIC MUSIC (1) - 6-8 APRIL 2018
    From the Oud to jazz and the urban music scene, a musical voyage to accompany the exhibition Al Musica at the Musée de la musiquec.

  • © D. Ramaen

    DOMINIQUE A WEEKEND - 14-15 APRIL 2018
    One of the leaders of French rock returns with two projects, showing two sides of an artist always on the move.

  • © Y. Gellie

    I GOT RHYTHM WEEKEND - 28-29 APRIL 2018
    From jazz to world music, an odyssey of rhythm punctuated by a joust between drummers.

  • © S. Leiter

    LEONARD BERNSTEIN WEEKEND - 4-6 MAY 2018
    Broadway, the cinema, Hebrew psalms: he passed away in 1990, but Bernstein was not afraid of any genre.

  • © J. Al Azmeh

    ARABIC MUSIC WEEKEND (2) - 11-13 MAY 2018
    Follow up to the musical voyage across Arab lands: Alep in 1930, the Gnawas from Morocco and above all the great voices of song.

  • © T. Hido

    ROMANTIC GERMANY WEEKEND - 26-27 MAY 2018
    From Schumann to Strauss through Brahms and Wagner, German romanticism is at the origin of the greatest music.

  • © Quentin Bertoux / Agence VU

    AMATEURS WEEKEND - 2-3 JUNE 2018
    Workplace choirs, higher education orchestras and other amateurs try their hand at the oratorio and the musical.

  • © B. Barbey / Magnum Photos

    DREAMS OF ORIENT WEEKEND - 9-10 JUNE 2018
    Orientalism as seen through French music. Ravel, Debussy and Roussel dreamt of India, Ancient Egypt and Persia.

  • © R. Kalvar / Magnum Photos

    COMIC BOOK SCENE WEEKEND - 15-17 JUNE 2018
    The cartoons of Joann Sfar, Art Spiegelman and Bastien Vivès vibrate with the best of rock, jazz or pop.

  • © V. Nguyen / Riva Press

    DÉMOS ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND - 23-24 JUNE 2018
    These two days bring to a completion a year’s practical collective musical experience as part of the Démos Project.

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  • Monteverdi Trilogy Weekend
  • Stravinsky Ritual Weekend
  • Weekend inspired by Shakespeare
  • Week-end Nuit Blanche
  • Week-end Barbara
  • Happy Birthday Sgt. Pepper Weekend
  • Fantastic Weekend
  • Week-end Sleep
  • Orchestras festival: the Organ Weekend
  • Montreal Weekend
  • String Quartet Biennial
  • Week-end Debussy 100
  • Week-end Hitchcock
  • China Weekend
  • Week-end Pascal Dusapin
  • Week-end Yael Naim
  • Handel Weekend
  • Birds Weekend
  • Week-end Wagner Ring
  • Music in images Weekend
  • Fairy tales Weekend
  • Week-end Flash Bach
  • Arabic Music Weekend (1)
  • Week-end Dominique A
  • Week-end I Got Rhythm
  • Week-end Leonard Bernstein
  • Arabic Music Weekend (2)
  • Romantic Germany Weekend
  • Week-end Amateurs
  • Dreams of Orient Weekend
  • Comic book scene Weekend
  • Démos Orchestras Weekend
The new season is here

2017-2018 Season

The 2017/2018 Season at the Philharmonie de Paris will bring together great orchestras and international soloists, projects which will shed new light on music, and there will be jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with highlights here.

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Families & 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.

2017-2018 Season

The 2017/2018 Season at the Philharmonie de Paris will bring together great orchestras and international soloists, projects which will shed new light on music, and there will be jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with highlights here.