2019-20 Season

2019-20 Season: Concerts & Shows Download the French brochure

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  • Subscriptions (3+ and 6+) from 1pm on Saturday 16 March
  • Under 28 Youth Subscription from 12pm on Monday 25 March
  • Individual tickets, adults activities and family concerts from 12pm on Monday 6 May
  • Activities for Families and children (in cycles) from 12pm on Monday 27 May
  • Activities for Families and children (in single sessions) from 12pm on Monday 24 June
Season highlights
Orchestre de Paris

A long-time partner and collaborator, the Orchestre de Paris is now an integral part of the Philharmonie de Paris, playing a central role in an artistic project that it both drives and nourishes.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Mehta • Mariinsky/Gergiev • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Barenboim • Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim • London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle/Roth • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Fischer/Chung • Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Muti...

Ludwig van Beethoven

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, an excellent occasion to re-immerse ourselves in a body of work as protean as it is Promethean.

Dracula de Tod Browning

Celebrating the juxtaposition of music and image, the Philharmonie presents screenings of cinema classics with live musical accompaniment and experimental audiovisual projects.

Charlie Chaplin • Danny Elfman/Tim Burton • Dracula Jaws


A series of concerts and shows on the multiple facets of the African continent in dialogue with the West.

Rokia Traoré • Robyn Orlin • Angélique Kidjo

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

Complete Beethoven piano sonatas • West-Easter Divan Orchestra • Complete Brahms symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin


Qatsi trilogy

The Qatsi trilogy by Philip Glass and Godfrey Reggio explores the threat to life on earth in an enchanting musical and cinematographic ballet.

Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants

Founded in 1979 by William Christie, Les Arts Florissants celebrate 40 years as a leader in reinventing the performance of baroque music, with a momentous anniversary programme.

Pierre Henry

Pierre Henry

A selection of the vertiginous oeuvre of the pioneer of musique concrète, from his Messe pour le temps présent to La Dixième Symphonie derived from Beethoven’s monumental corpus.

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev

The great Russian conductor at the head of three prestigious ensembles.

Orchestre de Paris • Mariinsky Orchestra • Münchner Philharmoniker

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

The American trumpet player and composer alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, for three exceptional concerts.

Max Richter

Max Richter

A programme characterised by a certain vision of modernity, featuring three concerts by Max Richter, screenings of the work of Yulia Mahr, and numerous guests.

Les Rita Mitsouko

Rita Mitsouko

Catherine Ringer celebrates the Rita Mitsouko with a ‘carte blanche’ for the weekend.

Robyn Orlin

Robyn Orlin/Camille

A vibrant premiere in the form of a concert-performance with the Phuphuma Love Minus, a spectacular group of singers-dancers from Johannesburg.

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, ...

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.

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.
Expo Charlie Chaplin

This exhibition is an invitation to rediscover the work of the master of silent film from a musical vantage point, shining the spotlight on the close relation to dance, rhythm and the illusion of speech and sound, all rigorously “orchestrated” in each of Chapin’s works.

Exposition Pierre et Gilles

Designed as a musical and visual installation, this exhibition explores the universe of Pierre & Gilles through an assembly of more than a hundred of their photo-paintings, along with a host of objects and video documents.

Exposition Les Musiques de Picasso

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 TO JANUARY 3, 2021

From his earliest scenes of gypsy life, flute players in the 1970s and harlequin musicians to his bacchanal canvases, this exhibition explores the musical dimension running throughout Picasso’s work.

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.

A home for orchestras
See also
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

Discover the Philharmonie

Listen, watch, learn, discover and practice music in every form.

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris aims at offering spaces where the greatest ensembles play alongside young musicians and children just starting out in music.



Visit the dedicated website of Démos, a cultural democratization project launched and coordinated by the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris.

Philharmonie de Paris LIVE

Philharmonie Live

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. 

Photo credits
  • Orchestre de Paris © Marco Borggreve

  • Orchestres internationaux - Berliner Philharmoniker © Ava du Parc

  • Beethoven © Bridgeman Images

  • Afrique © Cristina de Middel / Magnum photos

  • Musique et image - Dracula © TM & Universal Pictures

  • Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus

  • La trilogie Qatsi © Walt Disney Pictures/Everett Collection/Bridgeman Images

  • Les Arts Florissants © Oscar Ortega

  • Pierre Henry © Thierry Martinot/Lebrecht Music & Arts Photo Library/Rue des Artistes

  • Valery Gergiev © Julien Mignot

  • Wynton Marsalis © DR

  • Max Richter © Mike Terry

  • Les Rita Mitsouko © Youri Lenquette

  • Robin Orlyn © Jérôme Séron

  • Days Off © Avatam studio

  • Jazz à la Villette © DR

  • Biennale de Quatuors à cordes © R. Guneriussen, courtesy Galerie Olivier Waltman

  • Charlie Chaplin - Le Kid © From the archives of Roy Export Co Ltd

  • Pierre et Gilles - For Ever 2014 [Stromae] © Pierre et Gilles, 2019

  • Les musiciens de Picasso - La Flûte de Pan, Cap D’Antibes, Été 1923, Huile Sur Toile, 205 × 174,5 Cm, Musée National Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso 2019

  • Orchestre de Paris © Marco Borggreve