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Friday
29/03
Budapest Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Kálmán Balogh is one of the most celebrated performers of the cimbalom, a string instrument central to the Hungarian musical tradition. Alongside his group and two violinists, he performs gems of the Romani repertoire.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Kálmán Balogh is one of the most celebrated performers of the cimbalom, a string instrument central to the Hungarian musical tradition. Alongside his group and two violinists, he performs gems of the Romani repertoire.
Saturday
30/03
Budapest Weekend

Concerts

Concert
6:00pm
6:00pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Mónika Lakatos and the musicians of the Romengo Group are undisputed masters of the Hungarian and Romani musical traditions.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Mónika Lakatos and the musicians of the Romengo Group are undisputed masters of the Hungarian and Romani musical traditions.
Friday
5/04
The Labèque Way Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Perpetually adventurous and constantly adding new, varied musical explorations to their repertoire, Katia and Marielle Labèque depart in search of their Basque origins with a joyous Boléro.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Perpetually adventurous and constantly adding new, varied musical explorations to their repertoire, Katia and Marielle Labèque depart in search of their Basque origins with a joyous Boléro.
Saturday
4/05
Cuba / Africa Weekend

Concerts

Show for kids
3:00pm
3:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This well-known Caribbean tale takes us to the heart of Cocozumba, a mythical African entity... Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera’s flair is sure to enchant you. Performance in French.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This well-known Caribbean tale takes us to the heart of Cocozumba, a mythical African entity... Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera’s flair is sure to enchant you. Performance in French.
Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Formed in the 1960s, Las Maravillas de Mali has since become a flagship ensemble of the Afro-Cuban musical tradition. The legendary orchestra returns to the stage, here accompanied by Guinean singer Mory Kanté.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Formed in the 1960s, Las Maravillas de Mali has since become a flagship ensemble of the Afro-Cuban musical tradition. The legendary orchestra returns to the stage, here accompanied by Guinean singer Mory Kanté.
Sunday
5/05
Cuba / Africa Weekend

Concerts

Show for kids
3:00pm
3:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This well-known Caribbean tale takes us to the heart of Cocozumba, a mythical African entity... Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera’s flair is sure to enchant you. Performance in French.
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
This well-known Caribbean tale takes us to the heart of Cocozumba, a mythical African entity... Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera’s flair is sure to enchant you. Performance in French.
Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
With over fifty years of experience, legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is one of the most important artists working at the intersection of Cuban and African music. His Jazz Bata project is a colourful illustration.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
With over fifty years of experience, legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés is one of the most important artists working at the intersection of Cuban and African music. His Jazz Bata project is a colourful illustration.

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Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Deeply connected to the earth, charismatic Senegalese ensemble Orchestra Baobab—whose roots ground them both to Africa and Latin America—demonstrate that they are just as fresh and lively, 40 years after their creation.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Deeply connected to the earth, charismatic Senegalese ensemble Orchestra Baobab—whose roots ground them both to Africa and Latin America—demonstrate that they are just as fresh and lively, 40 years after their creation.
Friday
10/05
Cirques Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Bachar Mar-Khalifé revisits his repertoire, a seamless mix of Arab music, electro, and improvisations. Drawing on the rich tradition of circus arts, Gaëtan Levêque constructs intense, poetic scenes.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Bachar Mar-Khalifé revisits his repertoire, a seamless mix of Arab music, electro, and improvisations. Drawing on the rich tradition of circus arts, Gaëtan Levêque constructs intense, poetic scenes.
Saturday
11/05
Cirques Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Bachar Mar-Khalifé revisits his repertoire, a seamless mix of Arab music, electro, and improvisations. Drawing on the rich tradition of circus arts, Gaëtan Levêque constructs intense, poetic scenes.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Bachar Mar-Khalifé revisits his repertoire, a seamless mix of Arab music, electro, and improvisations. Drawing on the rich tradition of circus arts, Gaëtan Levêque constructs intense, poetic scenes.

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Sunday
19/05
Philip Glass / Passages Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Philip Glass’s first encounter with Ravi Shankar was a revelation. Half a century later saw the creation of Passages, a work fusing the minimalist traditions of the West and of India.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Philip Glass’s first encounter with Ravi Shankar was a revelation. Half a century later saw the creation of Passages, a work fusing the minimalist traditions of the West and of India.

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Saturday
8/06
Amateurs Weekend

Concerts

Performance Concert
5:00pm
5:00pm
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Participants in the Philharmonie’s performance courses come together: Javanese gamelan, Trinidadian-and-Tobagoan steel band, Guadeloupan and Cuban percussion, North Indian tabla, percussion from the Arab world…
Le Studio - Philharmonie
Participants in the Philharmonie’s performance courses come together: Javanese gamelan, Trinidadian-and-Tobagoan steel band, Guadeloupan and Cuban percussion, North Indian tabla, percussion from the Arab world…
Sunday
9/06
Amateurs Weekend

Concerts

Performance Concert
5:00pm
5:00pm
Rue musicale - Cité de la musique
The participants in the Philharmonie de Paris’s Fanfares workshop are joined by several fanfare ensembles from the Seine-Saint-Denis region to perform works from Eastern Europe, New Orleans, and Latin America!
Rue musicale - Cité de la musique
The participants in the Philharmonie de Paris’s Fanfares workshop are joined by several fanfare ensembles from the Seine-Saint-Denis region to perform works from Eastern Europe, New Orleans, and Latin America!
Monday
10/06
Amateurs Weekend

Concerts

Participatory Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In this exceptional concert, several workplace choirs join Zahia Ziouani and the Orchestre symphonique Divertimento, who are celebrating both their 20th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the Académie Divertimento.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In this exceptional concert, several workplace choirs join Zahia Ziouani and the Orchestre symphonique Divertimento, who are celebrating both their 20th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the Académie Divertimento.

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Friday
6/12
Glass / Reggio Weekend

Concerts

Film & Music Performance
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble.

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Saturday
7/12
Glass / Reggio Weekend

Concerts

Film & Music Performance
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble.

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Sunday
8/12
Glass / Reggio Weekend

Concerts

Film & Music Performance
4:30pm
4:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble....
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Exalted by the music of Philip Glass, the films Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi defy labels and trends, offering their unique visions of the heart of the world. Each film is presented as a ciné-concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble....

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Saturday
4/01
Rokia Traoré Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Démarrant avec un concert de l’envoûtant duo Vincent Ségal & Ballaké Sissoko et se poursuivant avec la nouvelle création scénique de Rokia Traoré, Mandé Foly, cette soirée nous...
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Démarrant avec un concert de l’envoûtant duo Vincent Ségal & Ballaké Sissoko et se poursuivant avec la nouvelle création scénique de Rokia Traoré, Mandé Foly, cette soirée nous...
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Sunday
5/01
Rokia Traoré Weekend

Concerts

Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Dans Dream Mandé Djata, concert-spectacle d’une haute intensité, Rokia Traoré, perpétuant la tradition multiséculaire des griots d’Afrique de l’Ouest, fait revivre la figure légendaire de l...
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Dans Dream Mandé Djata, concert-spectacle d’une haute intensité, Rokia Traoré, perpétuant la tradition multiséculaire des griots d’Afrique de l’Ouest, fait revivre la figure légendaire de l...

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Saturday
29/02
Mahmoud Darwich Weekend

Concerts

Show
8:30pm
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
An ode to freedom, the words of poet Mahmoud Darwich resound with fervent brilliance in My homeland is a suitcase, a monumental concert and performance orchestrated by illustrious Palestinian musician Ramzi Aburedwan.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
An ode to freedom, the words of poet Mahmoud Darwich resound with fervent brilliance in My homeland is a suitcase, a monumental concert and performance orchestrated by illustrious Palestinian musician Ramzi Aburedwan.

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Sunday
1/03
Mahmoud Darwich Weekend

Concerts

Vocal Concert
4:30pm
4:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
The Amwaj Choir of Palestine and the Orchestre de Paris youth choir enter into a dialogue and interplay in Miroir de l’autre (Mirror of the Other)—a concert in the form a bridge between two cultures, with the poetry of Mahmoud Darwichas as...
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
The Amwaj Choir of Palestine and the Orchestre de Paris youth choir enter into a dialogue and interplay in Miroir de l’autre (Mirror of the Other)—a concert in the form a bridge between two cultures, with the poetry of Mahmoud Darwichas as...
Concert
7:00pm
7:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The son of great Lebanese musician Marcel Khalifé, Bachar-Mar Khalifé explores the long and beautiful friendship between his father and Mahmoud Darwich, with this special concert offering a mix of existing songs and new creations.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The son of great Lebanese musician Marcel Khalifé, Bachar-Mar Khalifé explores the long and beautiful friendship between his father and Mahmoud Darwich, with this special concert offering a mix of existing songs and new creations.
Wednesday
18/03

Concerts

Show
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
In Baby Doll, Marie-Ève Signeyrole and Tunisian composer Dhafer Youssef sing the tragedy of young migrants in their harrowing quest for solace in Europe.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
In Baby Doll, Marie-Ève Signeyrole and Tunisian composer Dhafer Youssef sing the tragedy of young migrants in their harrowing quest for solace in Europe.

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Saturday
4/04
Picasso Weekend

Concerts

Show
8:30pm
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
When Daniel Casares interprets times in the life of Picasso, the result is Picassares.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
When Daniel Casares interprets times in the life of Picasso, the result is Picassares.
Sunday
5/04
Picasso Weekend

Concerts

Promenade Concert in the Museum
2:30pm
2:30pm
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Promenade Concert in the Museum
3:30pm
3:30pm
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Sunday
31/05
Africa Weekend

Concerts

Promenade Concert in the Museum
2:30pm
Africa Weekend
2:30pm
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Show for kids
3:00pm
Africa Weekend
3:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Promenade Concert in the Museum
3:30pm
Africa Weekend
3:30pm
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique
Concert
8:30pm
Africa Weekend
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In an intrepid musical adventure, the legendary string quartet Kronos joins forces with Trio Da Kali, a remarkable torchbearer in the griot tradition, creating a concert as vibrant and free as it is soulful.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
In an intrepid musical adventure, the legendary string quartet Kronos joins forces with Trio Da Kali, a remarkable torchbearer in the griot tradition, creating a concert as vibrant and free as it is soulful.
Monday
1/06
Africa Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
Africa Weekend
8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light—a milestone in American rock, released in 1980—makes a luminous resurgence in the hands of Angelique Kidjo, who brilliantly transports the entire album to Africa.
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The Talking Heads’ seminal Remain in Light—a milestone in American rock, released in 1980—makes a luminous resurgence in the hands of Angelique Kidjo, who brilliantly transports the entire album to Africa.
Tuesday
2/06
Africa Weekend

Concerts

Concert
7:30pm
Africa Weekend
7:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
This colourful and multi-textured evening of sound invites us to discover three present-day musical forms of Afrofuturism, an artistic constellation that is not new, but has entered a thriving new era.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
This colourful and multi-textured evening of sound invites us to discover three present-day musical forms of Afrofuturism, an artistic constellation that is not new, but has entered a thriving new era.
Wednesday
3/06
Africa Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
Africa Weekend
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
During this evening dedicated to ritual dances and music of Africa, we discover the Zaouli de Manfla mask dance of the Ivory Coast, and the Chopi dance Timbila xylophone music of Mozambique.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
During this evening dedicated to ritual dances and music of Africa, we discover the Zaouli de Manfla mask dance of the Ivory Coast, and the Chopi dance Timbila xylophone music of Mozambique.
Thursday
4/06
Africa Weekend

Concerts

Concert
8:30pm
Africa Weekend
8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Combining discovery and spirituality, this concert explores the rich world of Ethiopian sacred music, from the devotional chanting of Sufism to the long tradition of orthodox liturgical music.
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique
Combining discovery and spirituality, this concert explores the rich world of Ethiopian sacred music, from the devotional chanting of Sufism to the long tradition of orthodox liturgical music.
Sunday
7/06
Amateurs Weekend

Concerts

Concert
3:00pm
3:00pm
Rez de parc - Philharmonie
Rez de parc - Philharmonie
Sunday
14/06
Pat Metheny Weekend

Concerts

Show for kids
3:00pm
3:00pm
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique
Amphithéâtre - Cité de la musique