2016-2017 Season

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.




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The symphonic repertory

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…

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Period instruments

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…


The contemporary repertory

Bryce Dessner • George Benjamin • Philip Glass • Henri Dutilleux • Steve Reich • Hugues Dufourt • John Adams • Pierre Boulez • Philippe Schoeller • Chaya Czernowin • Kronos Quartet • Ensemble intercontemporain…


Music and image

Phantom of the Paradise • Jim Jarmusch • Audi Innovative Lab • Amadeus • Alexandre Nevski • Visitors (Philip Glass/Godfrey Reggio) • Birdman • Video Games • Matthieu Chedid/Martin Parr • Nan Goldin/The Tiger Lillies • Rufus Wainwright/Cindy Sherman…

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Brahms and contemporary urban art • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui • Nijinski • Robert Swinston • Hervé Sika • Robyn Orlin • José Montalvo…

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From jazz to world music

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…

Thematic weekends

Structured around a specific theme, genre, musician, instrument or geographic area, weekends at the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris 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
  • 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

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.


Within the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, the Musée de la musique is a special place where music and fine arts, history and society are all interwoven, not only in the permanent collection but also in the vibrant temporary exhibitions that reflect the mission of this unique institution.
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Ludwig van

OCTOBER 14, 2016 TO JANUARY 29, 2017

Following its recent exhibitions dedicated to figures as diverse as David Bowie, Pierre Boulez and Marc Chagall, the Philharmonie de Paris now offers us a new perspective on one of the key figures in the European and international music world: the composer Ludwig van Beethoven...

MMM - Matthieu Chedid rencontre Martin Parr

MMM Mathieu Chedid meets Martin Parr

OCTOBER 14, 2016 TO JANUARY 29, 2017

This exhibition sets over 500 photographs by Martin Parr into a musical environment created by Matthieu Chedid, a musician with his own distinct visual universe. Visitors wander freely through a scenography that leads them into a true sensory experience.

Each season, the Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris puts on festivals bringing together the best and brightest in a musical genre, from the world of contemporary and improvised music or the classical repertory.
Festival Days-Off

Days Off 2016

JUNE 30 TO JULY 10, 2016

A one-of-a-kind pop festival that combines original creations, novel projects, big names and new talents.

Jazz à la Villette

Jazz à la Villette 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.

Vocal Art Biennial

Vocal Art Biennial

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.