In 2018, the year of Japanism, the Philharmonie welcomes great forms of traditional Japanese theatre and musical performance: bunraku, noh, kyōgen, gagaku, buyō, taiko, etc.
To begin, on 3 September, musicians and dancers from the music department of the Imperial House of Japan will present a gagaku performance. Over two thematic weekends, the Philharmonie will then explore the major musical genres making up Japan’s “intangible cultural heritage”. A concert of Joe Hisaishi’s music for the films of Hayao Miyazaki will also be given, echoing the weaving together of ancient traditions and contemporary productions in Japanese culture.
12-15 OCTOBER 2018
This first in a two-part series, to be continued in February, explores the major musical genres making up Japan’s “intangible cultural heritage”, from Bunraku puppet theatre to Gagaku court music..
6-10 FEBRUARY 2019
From Noh theatre to Joe Hisaishi’s music for the films of Hayao Miyazaki, we explore the weaving together of ancient traditions and contemporary productions in Japanese culture.
Great orchestras, international soloists, projects which shed new light on music, jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with 2018-19 Season’s highlights here.
Structured around a specific theme, genre, musician, instrument or geographic area, weekends at the Philharmonie offer the public a fresh take on music and its appreciation : new concert formats, family shows and activities, musical child-care…
The video streaming platform Philharmonie Live offers 60 new concerts every year and a collection of archives, available for free. Enjoy our collection of classical music, jazz, pop-rock and world music on your computer, tablet and smartphone.