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.
Sir Simon Rattle will appear at the head of two exceptional orchestras, The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he is the Musical Director since 2002 and which he is shortly to leave and the London Symphony Orchestra, which he will be heading up, starting this season.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner has a special relationship with Monteverdi. To hear him at the head of the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir in the operatic trilogy by the Venitian composer, Orfeo, The Return of Ulysses and The Coronation of Poppea, constitutes a real event.
The most eminent representatives of the French music scene, from Christophe to Jeanne Cherha have been invited throughout the season. Two weekends are to be respectively dedicated to Yael Naim and to Dominique A, whereas Alexandre Tharaud will bring together a number of artists for a weekend tribute to Barbara.
As part of the “Nuit Blanche”, the Philharmonie de Paris invites you to wander around the building attending concerts and performances during the night. A few weeks later a very lengthy work by the composer Max Richter on the subject of sleep will give an opportunity to come and snooze to music.
To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the Musée de la musique is proposing an exceptional promenade concert: lit by a thousand candles, the collection unfolds before the eyes of the night hawks, and concerts by Les Arts Florissants, Les Dissonances and Arandel punctuate the exhibition route.
Throughout the season, Raphaël Pichon and his ensemble Pygmalion travel around, dividing up Johann Sebastien Bach’s cantatas according to the themes of time, life, love, harmony and death. Contemporary artists accompany them to shed new light on these works.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Orchestre de Paris will give two free concerts which feature three master works of modernity – Berio’s Sinfonia, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Debussy’s La Mer as well as a new work by Jörg Widmann.
The weekend “Orchestras festival” is this year dedicated to the organ. The greatest organists will be playing as soloists or accompanied by orchestras coming from all over the country, exploring all the facets of the instrument, from the baroque to contemporary creation whilst not forgetting the great works of the...
The Extreme Orient is to be honored with a weekend “China” and performances of Cambodian music. Secular traditions will be included such as the Chinese opera The Peony Pavillon or the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, but also present day works.
At the head of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev will begin a complete Ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner over two seasons, together with singers from his permanent company and some guests. An extraordinary cast for this monumental musical epic.
Leonard Bernstein would have been one hundred this year. He will therefore be honored for a weekend but also all along the season. Religious music, symphonic works, musicals or film music. Explore all the aspects of the composer of West Side Story.
Joann Sfar and Dioysos, Art Spiegelman and Philip Johnston, Bastien Vivès and Lescop, Tintin and The Pasdeloup Orchestra, the cartoonists exchange with their musician friends who come from the world of rock, jazz, pop or the classical repertory.
OCTOBER 13, 2017 TO JANUARY 28, 2018
Immensely rich in photographs and audiovisual material, and backed up with manuscripts, letters and drawings, the Barbara exhibition uncovers the multiple aspects of a woman, an artist who knew how to find her way, without ever betraying herself or repeating herself:...
DECEMBER 5, 2017 TO APRIL 29, 2018
APRIL 6 TO AUGUST 19, 2018
Whilst underlining the important place which music occupies in Arab societies, Al Musiqa is a manifesto for the preservation of an ancient little known patrimony, and at the same time an example of the vitality of contemporary creation in the Arab world.
JUNE 30 TO JULY 8, 2018
A one-of-a-kind pop festival that combines original creations, novel projects, big names and new talents. With Nils Frahm, Keren Ann, David Byrne, MGMT, Étienne Daho, Flavien Berger, Seu Jorge...
AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
The big event to kickoff the new season, Jazz à la Villette covers the entire jazz palette, crossing genre lines to offer a living panorama of this ever-evolving brand of music.
The program will be announced on May, 2018.
11-21 JANUARY 2018
Every two years, the string “quartet” biennial brings together the best string quartets in the world, from every generation, in celebration of this vital musical genre. Vienna is at the heart of this eighth edition.
Conceived as mini-festivals, these weekends are built around a theme, a genre, a musician, an instrument or a geographical zone. Concerts, conferences, shows or workshops to share as a family and there is even a musical childcare centre, allowing you to compose your very own program in perfect liberty.
© 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.
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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.
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.
© Ni Rong
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.
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.
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.
© Vincent Delerm
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.
Berliner Philharmoniker • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig • London Symphony Orchestra • Los Angeles Philharmonic • Münchner Philharmoniker • Orchestre de Paris • Mariinsky Orchestra • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra • La Scala in Milan • Staatskapelle Berlin • The Cleveland Orchestra • The Philadelphia Orchestra...
Pierre-Laurent Aimard • Nicholas Angelich • Martha Argerich • Rafał Blechacz • Khatia Buniatishvili • Daniel Barenboim • Nelson Freire • Hélène Grimaud • Radu Lupu • Brad Mehldau • Murray Perahia • Maria João Pires • Maurizio Pollini • Alexandre Tharaud • Daniil Trifonov • Alexei Volodin • Yuja Wang • Krystian Zimerman…
Anna Caterina Antonacci • Cecilia Bartoli • Diana Damrau • Natalie Dessay • Sabine Devieilhe • Barbara Frittoli • Matthias Goerne • Thomas Hampson • Anja Harteros • Jonas Kaufmann • Magdalena Kožená • Marie-Nicole Lemieux • Waltraud Meier • Olga Peretyatko • Patricia Petibon • Nina Stemme • Violeta Urmana…
Monteverdi Trilogy – John Eliot Gardiner • Handel – William Christie • Bach – Raphaël Pichon • Jordi Savall – Handel's Messiah, Bach's St Mark Passion • Marc Minkowski – Bach's Christmas Oratorio • Christophe Rousset – Campra's Requiem • The Museum of Music's Salons...
Luciano Berio • Pierre Boulez • Elliott Carter • Jonathan Dove • Pascal Dusapin • Péter Eötvös • Pierre Henry • Hans Werner Henze • György Ligeti • Bruno Mantovani • Olivier Messiaen • Max Richter • s t a r g a z e • Tōru Takemitsu • Jorg Widmann • Iannis Xenakis...
Steven Spielberg – London Symphony Orchestra • Alfred Hitchcock – The Lodger, Vertigo, Psycho • The Triplets of Belleville • The comic book scene – Joann Sfar, Art Spiegelman, Bastien Vivès • Peter & the Wolf live • Hélène Grimaud – Mat Hennek • Digital Big Night – Ensemble intercontemporain...
Anoushka Shankar • China – The Peony Pavilion, Grand Chinese New Year Concert • Arab music – Night of oud, Anouar Brahem, Asma Lmnawar, Abeer Nehme, Dalal Abu Amneh • Guadeloupe and Réunion • Cambodia – Royal Ballet, Him Sophy, Rithy Panh…
Alex Beaupain • Bruce Brubaker • André Ceccarelli • Jeanne Cherhal & Bachar Mar-Khalifé • Christophe • Dominique A • Pierre De Bethmann • Paquito D’Rivera • Minino Garay • Eric Harland • Lescop • Harold López-Nussa • Wynton Marsalis • Brad Mehldau • Christian McBride • Yael Naim & David Donatien • Youn Sun Nah • Chris Thile • Baptiste Trotignon...
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