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2020-21 season

Catch up with 2020-21 season’s highlights here.

Orchestre de Paris concerts

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.
Orchestre de Paris concerts
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Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Gábor Káli
14 & April 15, 2021
They express their boldness in different ways, and yet at times their styles do converge: Bartók and Ravel are unequivocally two great masters of musical modernity to whom this dense programme pays tribute.
 
Chamber Music
Trois Temps
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Film & Music Performance
Metropolis / Fritz Lang
8 & May 9, 2021
Metropolis—a legendary film, and the touchstone of expressionist cinema and dystopian imagination—is not only one of Fritz Lang’s masterpieces but surely one of the most analysed works in the history of the silver screen.
Vocal Concert
L’Invitation au voyage
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm

Baudelaire’s famous invocation, ‘L’Invitation au voyage’, is the theme for this programme of transcriptions of melodies and Lieder for choir accompanied by piano.

Family Concert
Un livre de la jungle
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Stanislav Kochanovsky
26 & May 27, 2021
The spirit of the symphonic poem and the power of musical storytelling resound in the immensely popular works The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Sheherazade,  followed by the percussive force of Prokofiev’s Concerto No.2—like a powerful antidote.
 
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Thomas Guggeis
2 & June 3, 2021
Juxtaposed here are three centuries and three faces in music: the 18th century with Mozart; the 19th with Thus Spoke Zarathustra; and the 20th with one of Dutilleux’s most inspired and poetic scores.
Symphonic Concert
Daphnis et Chloé
11 & June 12, 2021
The sacred meets the secular in this programme bringing together two major works in the French repertoire—the scores that Poulenc and Ravel respectively considered to be their finest.
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Michael Tilson Thomas
16 & June 17, 2021
Two elegiac masterpieces: Berg's Concerto written for the daughter of Alma Mahler after her tragic death at age 18, followed by Mahler’s Symphony No.5, which Visconti’s Death in Venice made a symbol of post-romantic morbidity.

Pierre Boulez biennial

Second half

After the biennial first part has been broadcasted online last January, the second part will take place at the Philharmonie from June 28 to 30 with reschuled concerts.
Pierre Boulez biennial

Second half

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Concert
Ensemble Boulez / Daniel Barenboim
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 8:30 pm

For the inaugural concert of the second Pierre Boulez Biennial, Daniel Barenboim conducts Dérive 2, which he considers the composer’s masterpiece. In its finesse and colours, the piece draws parallels with the oeuvre of Claude Debussy.

Concert
Ralph van Raat
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This Concert-atelier devoted to Pierre Boulez’s piano music showcases rare pieces, with three scores drawn from his catalogue. His last composition for piano solo, Incises, resounds as a particularly brilliant work.

Symphonic Concert
Daniel Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm

Daniel Barenboim’s conducting and Anne-Sophie Mutter’s golden bow converge for a programme honouring the strings in all their glory—pairing one of Pierre Boulez’s finest scores with two of the highest expressions of Beethovenian art.

Concert
Michael Wendeberg / Nicolas Hodges
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This programme by Michael Wendeberg and Nicholas Hodges combines the more rare—Sonata for Two Pianos (1948)—with the more radical—Book I of Structures—composed four years later, an important milestone in Pierre Boulez’s career.

Concert
Répons
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

Far from starting with a clean slate, Pierre Boulez draws from the past to create his own music—as with the early liturgical forms used for Répons and Anthèmes 2, performed here in the version for viola by Odile Auboin.
 

Symposium
L'oeuvre pour piano de Pierre Boulez
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

Beethoven

Piano and chamber music

From his string quartets to his sonatas, from his trios to his variations, the end of the season explores Beethoven’s chamber music through a veritable ‘logbook’ charting his evolutions.
Beethoven

Piano and chamber music

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Concert
Gautier Capuçon / Frank Braley
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:30 pm
After recording them in 2016, Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley present Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano in concert. Spanning the composer’s entire creative life, they reveal the multiple facets of his inspiration.
Piano Recital
Nicholas Angelich
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Nicholas Angelich, awarded ‘Instrumental Soloist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la musique 2019, is an infallible virtuoso and a true poet of the keyboard. He boasts a vast repertoire but is particularly masterful in the works of Beethoven and Brahms.
Piano Recital
Rafał Blechacz
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm
An artist of stature with dazzling technique, Rafał Blechacz ranks among the great masters of piano today. With this recital, he continues his exploration of works by his composers of predilection: Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.
Piano Recital
Sir András Schiff
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm
A relatively infrequent visitor to France for a time, András Schiff is now a regular guest at the Philharmonie. His recital is devoted to two monuments in the repertoire, Bach and Beethoven.

Music and image

Movies with live musical accompaniment and experimental audiovisual projects.
Music and image
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Concert avec images
Forêt d’Amazonie
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm
The Rouen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre Régional de Normandie in a celebration of the Amazonian rainforest with A Floresta do Amazonas, a sweeping, ardent symphonic composition by Heitor Villa-Lobos, accompanied by Sebastiao Salgado’s photographs.
Family Concert
Monsieur Crocodile a beaucoup faim
Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Family ciné-concert
Contes chinois
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
Concert avec images
Philippe Druillet & Zombie Zombie
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Philippe Druillet—a cult figure from the French sci-fi and comic world—teams up with cosmic electro group Zombie Zombie for a concert studded with futuristic images. Welcome to the fourth dimension!
Family ciné-concert
Muerto o vivo
8 & May 9, 2021
Film & Music Performance
Metropolis / Fritz Lang
8 & May 9, 2021
Metropolis—a legendary film, and the touchstone of expressionist cinema and dystopian imagination—is not only one of Fritz Lang’s masterpieces but surely one of the most analysed works in the history of the silver screen.
Concert avec images
Les Planètes
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:30 am
‘The Planets’ project marks a collaboration between the Philharmonie and the Cité des sciences with an unusual film-in-concert, immersing the audience in images of our solar system’s planets and a soundtrack performed by the Ligeti Quartet.
Family Concert
Les Cromosaures de l’espace
29 & May 30, 2021
Concert avec images
Kronos Quartet
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm
The Kronos Quartet, an adventurous string quartet exploring ever-broader musical horizons since the 1970s, performs the French premiere of Sun Rising, a sweeping and entrancing piece by Terry Riley inspired by the conquest of space.
Concert avec images
Hubble : vers l’infini
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Whilst humans endeavour to travel to Mars, music has long transported us into the ether. In Deep Field, Eric Whitacre turns this paradigm on its head, setting spectacular images from the Hubble space telescope to music.
Film & Music Performance
Paris qui dort
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm
The legendary silent film by René Clair showing the city of Paris in a deep sleep, The Crazy Ray proves even more fascinating when accompanied by Yan Maresz’s dynamic music combining instrumental and electronic styles.
Daniel Barenboim

A concert with Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris and Martha Argerich in May, followed by Pierre Boulez Biennial with the Boulez Ensemble and the Staatskapelle Berlin in June.

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Daniel Barenboim / Martha Argerich
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris - Tchaïkovski
An all Tchaikovsky programme for Daniel Barenboim directing the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris. He welcomes compatriot and long-standing friend Martha Argerich for Piano Concerto No. 1.
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Ensemble Boulez / Daniel Barenboim
Michael Barenboim - Kian Soltani - Boulez, Debussy, Widmann

For the inaugural concert of the second Pierre Boulez Biennial, Daniel Barenboim conducts Dérive 2, which he considers the composer’s masterpiece. In its finesse and colours, the piece draws parallels with the oeuvre of Claude Debussy.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Daniel Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven, Boulez

Daniel Barenboim’s conducting and Anne-Sophie Mutter’s golden bow converge for a programme honouring the strings in all their glory—pairing one of Pierre Boulez’s finest scores with two of the highest expressions of Beethovenian art.

Khatia Buniatishvili

Artist-in-residence at the Philharmonie de Paris and mentor of the Démos youth orchestras, Khatia Buniatishvili will give two recitals (including one with her sister Gvantsa).

Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Khatia Buniatishvili
Bach, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin, Prokofiev
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Khatia et Gvantsa Buniatishvili
Mozart, Brahms, Liszt, Gershwin, Ravel
Khatia and Gvantsa Buniatishvili form a duo as explosive as it is fusional. Immersed in music since childhood, their complicity shines in both spectacular and lesser-known scores by Brahms, Liszt, Ravel and Gershwin.
Exhibition

Renaud, « Putain d’expo ! »

from October 16, 2020 to May 2, 2021
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Exhibition
Renaud, « Putain d’expo ! »
from October 16, 2020 to May 2, 2021
Exhibition

Salgado Amazônia

from May 20 to October 31, 2021
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Exhibition
Salgado Amazônia
from May 20 to October 31, 2021
Days Off

July 2021

A one-of-a-kind pop festival that combines original creations, novel projects, big names and new talents.

Jazz à la Villette

September 2021

Coproduced by La Villette, the event covers the entire jazz palette, crossing genre lines to offer a living panorama of this ever-evolving brand of music.

Musée de la musique
Musée de la musique
Programming
Workshops for kids and families

Pour accompagner les enfants qui font leurs premiers pas dans la musique, les ateliers développent la créativité, la curiosité, l’écoute et préparent à de futurs apprentissages. Une véritable séance de partage à vivre avec ou sans parents, dans la sensibilisation à la créativité collective.

Programming
Workshops for adults

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.

Programming
Conferences & meetings

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris offers a variety of activities for music lovers of all kinds – from the simply curious to confirmed aficionados : pre-concert sessions, musical culture cycles, conferences, meetings, and roundtables

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