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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Events
Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle

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

The Monteverdi Trilogy - John Eliot Gardiner

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.

Christophe

A Salute to the French music scene

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.

Supernova seats

White Nights

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.

Visite guidée au Musée de la musique

Twentieth Anniversary of the Musée de la musique

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.

Raphaël Pichon

Bach in seven words - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon

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.

Concert Orchestre de Paris

Orchestras festival: the organ Weekend

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...

Week-end Chine

China & Cambodia

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.

Valery Gergiev

Wagner’s Tetralogy - Valery Gergiev

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.

Man in Straw Hat, 1955

The Centenary of Leonard Bernstein

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.

BD en scène

The Comic Book scene

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.

Exhibitions
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.
Barbara

Barbara

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:...

Étienne Daho

Daho Likes It Pop!

DECEMBER 5, 2017 TO APRIL 29, 2018

The Philharmonie continues its cycle of exhibitions associating photography and music with an invitation to Etienne Daho to tell his version of the story of French pop, through a personal selection of emblematic photographs of artists, during the course of an unusual musical...
Expo Al Musiqa

Al Musiqa

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.

Festivals
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.
Days Off 2019 - 10e édition

Days Off

JULY 4 TO 13, 2019

A one-of-a-kind pop festival that combines original creations, novel projects, big names and new talents. With Kraftwerk, Thom Yorke, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cat Power, Jónsi & Alex Somers, Chloé & Vassilena Serafimova...

Jazz à la Villette 2019

Jazz à la Villette

AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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.

String Quartet Biennial

String Quartet Biennial

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.

Thematic Weekends

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.

2017-2018 Weekends

  • © 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

    WEEK-END NUIT BLANCHE - 7 OCTOBRE 2017
    À l’occasion de la Nuit blanche, investissez les différentes salles de la Philharmonie de Paris, en entrée libre de 20h30 à 6h30 du matin, pour une nuit insolite.

  • © AGIP / Bridgeman Images

    WEEK-END BARBARA - DU 14 AU 15 OCTOBRE 2017
    Deux jours de concerts élaborés avec le pianiste Alexandre Tharaud pour rendre hommage à la grande dame de la chanson.

  • © Jamie-James Medina/DG

    WEEK-END HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT. PEPPER - DU 21 AU 22 OCTOBRE 2017
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, l’album des Beatles qui a révolutionné la culture populaire de son temps, a 50 ans.

  • © 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

    WEEK-END SLEEP - DU 18 AU 19 NOVEMBRE 2017
    Le sommeil : un exceptionnel moment d’écoute que Max Richter invite à partager. Dormir au concert devient une expérience inouïe.

  • © W. Beaucardet

    ORCHESTRAS 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

    WEEK-END DEBUSSY 100 - DU 27 AU 28 JANVIER 2018
    Il mourait il y a un siècle. Mais sa musique, française autant qu’espagnole ou minimaliste, est plus vivante que jamais.

  • © Estate Jeanloup Sieff

    WEEK-END HITCHCOCK - DU 2 AU 4 FÉVRIER 2018
    Psychose et Vertigo avec la musique de Bernard Herrmann en live. Et le premier vrai thriller du maître du suspense, revisité.

  • © 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

    WEEK-END PASCAL DUSAPIN - DU 17 AU 18 FÉVRIER 2018
    L’icône de la musique contemporaine sur tous les tons : de la voix à l’orchestre en passant par le cirque.

  • © Bonze

    WEEK-END YAEL NAIM - DU 23 AU 25 FÉVRIER 2018
    Yael Naim et David Donatien dévoilent leurs nouvelles compositions et proposent des collaborations inédites.

  • © 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

    WEEK-END WAGNER RING - DU 24 AU 25 MARS 2018
    Au théâtre Mariinsky de Saint-Pétersbourg, Valery Gergiev réinvente les grands moments de la Tétralogie wagnérienne.

  • © 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.

  • © iStock

    WEEK-END FLASH BACH - DU 30 MARS AU 3 AVRIL 2018
    Chorégraphié, reconstitué, chanté, raconté, « jazzé », transcrit, réinventé : Bach est chaque fois le même, chaque fois un autre.

  • © 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

    WEEK-END DOMINIQUE A - DU 14 AU 15 AVRIL 2018
    Un des chefs de file du rock français revient avec deux projets, comme les deux rives d’un artiste toujours en mouvement.

  • © Y. Gellie

    WEEK-END I GOT RHYTHM - DU 28 AU 29 AVRIL 2018
    Du jazz aux musiques du monde, une odyssée du rythme ponctuée d’une joute entre batteurs.

  • © S. Leiter

    WEEK-END LEONARD BERNSTEIN - DU 4 AU 6 MAI 2018
    Broadway, le cinéma, les psaumes hébraïques : disparu en 1990, Bernstein s’est aventuré dans tous les genres.

  • © 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

    WEEK-END AMATEURS - DU 2 AU 3 JUIN 2018
    Chœurs d’entreprise, orchestres des grandes écoles et autres amateurs investissent l’oratorio ou la comédie musicale.

  • © 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.

  • © Art Spiegelman & Phillip Johnston: WORDLESS, la bataille des Mots et des Images !

    COMIC BOOK SCENE WEEKEND - 15-17 JUNE 2018
    The cartoons of 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
  • https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/programming/thematic-weekends/nuit-blanche-weekend
  • Barbara Weekend
  • Happy Birthday Sgt. Pepper Weekend
  • Fantastic Weekend
  • Sleep Weekend
  • Orchestra festival: the Organ Weekend
  • Montreal Weekend
  • String Quartet Biennial
  • Debussy 100 Weekend
  • Hitchcock Weekend
  • China Weekend
  • Pascal Dusapin Weekend
  • Yael Naim Weekend
  • Handel Weekend
  • Birds Weekend
  • Wagner Ring Weekend
  • Music in images Weekend
  • Fairy tales Weekend
  • Flash Bach Weekend
  • Arabic Music Weekend (1)
  • Dominique A Weekend
  • I Got Rhythm Weekend
  • Leonard Bernstein Weekend
  • Arabic Music Weekend (2)
  • Romantic Germany Weekend
  • Amateurs Weekend
  • Dreams of Orient Weekend
  • Comic book scene Weekend
  • Démos Orchestras Weekend
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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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