2018-2019 Season

In the spirit of graphic and animated opening credits, an extract from 2018-19 programming is animated to the sound of the music:
with Hector Berlioz
with nô theatre
with Orchestre de Paris
with Pierre Boulez
with Daniel Barenboim
with Mary Poppins
with Frank Zappa
with Star Wars
with Michel Legrand
with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
No limits to music
2018-19 Season
Music: Concerto pour piano en sol majeur (excerpt) from Maurice Ravel, by Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi and Hélène Grimaud
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris
Supported by: Ministère de la culture, Mairie de Paris, Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, Association Mécénat Musical Société Générale, Audi Talents

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Season Highlights
Hector Berlioz

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz, to whom the Philharmonie de Paris will pay tribute throughout the season, including with two dedicated weekends—the opportunity to hear his greatest scores as well as lesser-known works.


In 2018, the year of Japanism, the Philharmonie welcomes great forms of traditional Japanese theatre and musical performance:

Bunraku • Noh • Kyōgen • Gagaku • Buyō • Taiko…

Musique & cinéma

Celebrating the connection between music and film, the Philharmonie features beloved musicals and cult classics (young and old) from the silver screen.

Mary Poppins • Michel Legrand • Singin’ in the Rain • Star Wars • Nosferatu…

Grandes figures de la modernité

Throughout the season: a dialogue between the composers who shaped the twentieth century and their successors.

Luciano Berio • Pierre Boulez • Philip Glass • György Ligeti • Olga Neuwirth • Arvo Pärt • Lucia Ronchetti • Karlheinz Stockhausen

Orchestres internationaux

Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim • Boston Symphony Orchestra/Nelsons • Orchestre du Mariinsky/Gergiev • London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle/Roth/Haitink • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Nelsons • Filarmonica della Scala/Chailly • Berliner Philharmoniker/Nézet-Séguin...

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Boulez Ensemble during the Pierre Boulez Biennial. He is also beginning a cycle of Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas which will span two seasons.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Four episodes of the mythic saga on the big screen with live musical accompaniment.

A New Hope • The Empire Strikes Back • Return of the Jedi • The Force Awakens


French chanson

Babx • Camille • Claire Diterzi • Moriarty • Albin de la Simone…

Orchestres en fête - Debussy / Ravel

Orchestra festival

Debussy – Ravel

The most prestigious French orchestras come together to celebrate the richness of French music. A weekend of concerts punctuated by a wide array of other activities.



Tribute to a war-torn country of rich traditions and culture: whirling dervishes, songs of Aleppo, and a dialogue between cultures orchestrated by Jordi Savall.



Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: A dance show to the music of Nicholas Lens and the words of Nick Cave, in homage to the victims of World War I.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: A dialogue between the dancers and Bach’s Cello Suites, played on stage by Jean-Guihen Queyras.

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 2020

Days Off


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

4-13 SEPTEMBER, 2020

The event to kickoff the new season covers the entire jazz palette, crossing genre lines to offer a living panorama of this ever-evolving brand of music.
With Eric Legnini, Baptiste Trotignon, Bojan Z & Pierre de Bethmann, Sélène Saint-Aimé, Fatoumata Diawara, Michel Portal, ...

1st Pierre Boulez Biennial

Biennale Pierre Boulez

3-8 SEPTEMBER 2018

This first edition of the Pierre Boulez Biennial, a joint initiative by the Philharmonie and Daniel Barenboim carried out simultaneously in Paris and Berlin, offers a dialogue between his heritage as a musician and the themes of history and creation.

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.

Banner 18-19 Season Weekends

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.
Comédies musicales

This exhibition explores the joyous world of musicals. It seeks to immerse visitors in the films themselves, thanks to giant projections, along with photographs, rare documents and fun interactive exhibits to place the genre within its historical context.

Doisneau et la musique

From local dances to brass bands and cabarets, Robert Doisneau crossed paths with the jazz musicians and stars of his era. His photographs of these instances, many of which have never been shown to the public, are gathered for the first time within this exhibition.

Expo Electro

The Philharmonie de Paris presents a major exhibition on electronic music through the exploration of its imagination, innovations, mythologies and its correlations with the visual arts.

At any time during the season
Enfants & familles carré

Families & children

You wish to awaken the interest of your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces in music… to give them the opportunity to discover concerts, activities and exhibitions which are rich, varied and suitable for their age-group? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the whole family.

Pratique instrumentale Cuba adulte

Workshops at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris aim to give everyone the opportunity to make music in a fun and friendly environment.

Culture musicale

Whether you have a budding interest in music or have long been a devotee, the Philharmonie College is open to all music lovers looking to enhance their musical culture.

Musée de la musique

Musée de la musique


The museum’s permanent collection presents 1000 exhibits (instruments, paintings, sculptures...) in a context illustrating their social and aesthetic context. With a wide variety of activities, it also actively contributes to the everyday goings-on at the Philharmonie.

Residents Ensemble
Photo Credits
  • Hector Berlioz © Leemage
  • Japan © Yoshinori Mizutani/Courtesy of IMA gallery
  • Music and film - Mary Poppins © Rue des Archives / Everett
  • Major figures of modernity:
    Pierre Boulez © AKG
    Philip Glass © Raymond Meier
    Karlheinz Stockhausen © Lewton Cole / Alamy Stock Photo
    Olga Neuwirth © Harald Hoffmann
  • International orchestras © William Beaucardet
  • Daniel Barenboim © Holger Kettner
  • STAR WARS © Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © Disney
  • French chanson - Camille © Patrick Messina
  • Orchestras festival:
    Debussy © colaimages / Alamy Stock Photo
    Ravel © Keystone Pictures USA / Alamy Stock Photo
  • Syria © Musée du Quai Branly / Photo Cyril Zannettacci
  • Dance © Anne Van Aerschot
  • Days Off © Akatre
  • Jazz à la Villette © Hartland Villa
  • Pierre Boulez Biennial © Ellen Carey
  • Musicals - Demoiselles de Rochefort © Ciné Tamaris / photo Hélène Jeanbrau
  • Doisneau’s musicians – Aubade pour Manhattan © Atelier Robert Doisneau
  • Electro dream - Square Cube, Live performance from Étienne De Crécy and 1 024 Architecture © Yves Malenfer