Skip to Accessibility Informations Skip to Menu mobile Skip to Menu Skip to main content Skip to footer Skip to Site Map Skip to Search

Philharmonie de Paris - Home Page

Orchestre de Paris / Esa-Pekka Salonen

Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris - Accentus - Ligeti, Debussy, Messiaen
Symphonic Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 2h07 with 1 intermission

Program

Distribution

György Ligeti
Clocks and Clouds
Claude Debussy
La Damoiselle élue
Intermission
Olivier Messiaen
Turangalîla-Symphonie
Orchestre de Paris
Choeur de jeunes de l'Orchestre de Paris
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Accentus
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducting
Axelle Fanyo, soprano
Marie-Andrée Bouchard Lesieur, mezzo-soprano
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
Marc Korovitch, choirmaster
Rémi Aguirre Zubiri, chef de chœur associé
Edwin Baudo, chef de chœur associé
Béatrice Warcollier, cheffe de chœur associée

In a stunning acoustic alchemy between the orchestral colours and the ethereal, with the embodied magic of the voice, Ligeti’s exploration and Debussy’s symbolism prepare us for the aesthetic and mystical shock of the Turangalîla-Symphonie.

Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds, characterised by rhythmic complexity, phonetic poetry, and the strangeness of the intervals, juxtaposes objective time (that of the clocks) with the poetic indeterminacy of clouds. Inspired by Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Pre-Raphaelite poetry, La Demoiselle élue shows Debussy’s interest in mystical symbolism, still tinged with Wagnerian accents. Lastly, Messiaen’s monumental orchestral tapestry Turangalîla-Symphonie deploys its kaleidoscope of colours and rhythms, with its reminiscences of Wagner’s Tristan (‘Garden of Love’s Sleep’), frenetic dances, ecstatic states, wildly complex rhythmic stratifications, and hieratic motifs—an homage to Sanskrit poetry carried by the undulating magic of the ondes Martenot, and a total musical experience.  

Karina-Canellakis

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

See the venue

Getting here

Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
Address
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

To discover

Symphonic Concert

Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä

November 30 & December 1, 2022
Opening with a special event in honour of Betsy Jolas, whose new work the Orchestre de Paris has the privilege of…
Info & Tickets
Concert

Tsuzamen

Monday, February 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Info & Tickets
Symphonic Concert

Giuseppe Verdi / Requiem

26 & April 27, 2023
Verdi’s powerful, stirring, contrasted and dramatic Requiem—at once a Mass for the Dead, a poetic homage, and a…
Info & Tickets
Vocal Concert

Lux Aeterna

Monday, June 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm
In honour of the centenary of his birth, ManiFeste Festival pays tribute to Györgÿ Ligeti, placing his pieces for choir…
Info & Tickets