2020-21 Season

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  • Friends of the Philharmonie on Monday 9 March
     
  • Subscriptions (3+ and 6+) from 12pm on Saturday 14 March
     
  • Under 28 Youth Subscription from 12pm on Monday 23 March
     
  • Individual tickets, adults activities and family concerts from 12pm on Monday 27 April
     
  • Activities for Families and children in cycles from 12pm on Monday 31 August (initially planned from 12pm Monday 25 May)
     
  • Activities for Families and children in single sessions from 12pm on Monday 31 August (initially planned from 12pm Monday 15 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.

Grande salle Pierre Boulez

London Symphony Orchestra • Münchner Philharmoniker • Mariinsky • Staatskapelle Berlin • Bayerischen Rundfunks • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig • Concertgebouworkest – Amsterdam • Santa Cecilia • Metropolitan Opera • Bolchoï…

2e Biennale Pierre Boulez

In addition to major scores for ensemble or orchestra, such as Répons and Notations, the 2nd Pierre Boulez Biennial will feature his complete works for piano.

Daniel Barenboim • Complete piano works • Debussy • Premieres

Ludwig van Beethoven

The finale to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Quatuor Ébène • Le Concert des Nations/Savall • Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Nelsons • London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle…

Zhang Jun

Two weekends exploring the multiple facets of Chinese music, between ancient traditions and modern-day icons.

New Year Concert • Traditional music • Tan Dun • Lang Lang • Yuja Wang • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Deep Field

Movies with live musical accompaniment and experimental audiovisual projects.

Fantasia • Star Wars • Metropolis • Philippe Druillet & Zombie Zombie • Hubble Space Telescope images • Photographs by Sebastião Salgado

Share your passion with music, come with your friends

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

Complete Beethoven symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin • Pierre Boulez Biennial with the Boulez Ensemble and the Staatskapelle Berlin • Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris • Beethoven trios with Michael Barenboim and Kian Soltani

The Beatles

The complete Beatles

From pop to jazz and classical—all of the Beatles songs over the course of a weekend.

Brad Mehldau • Yael Naim • Keren Ann • Cocoon • Rover • Quatuor Debussy • Manu Delago

Lieder et mélodies

Lieder and songs

A journey through the lied repertoire—from Schubert to Catalan songs and contemporary and jazz pieces.

Florian Boesch • Joyce DiDonato • Christoph et Julian Prégardien • Christian Gerhaher…

Khatia Buniatishvili

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) and four concerts alongside the Orchestre de Paris.

Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre

A pioneer in electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has continually forged bridges between music and technology. A weekend exploring the different facets of his work.

Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi

Known around the world to fans of Studio Ghibli or Takeshi Kitano, Joe Hisaishi here presents another aspect of his work—music he composes not for film but for concert halls.

Augusta Holmès

French music

Along with the most famous composers, such as Bizet and Ravel, this weekend also features lesser-known figures like Augusta Holmès, as well as musique concrète and the contemporary repertoire.

Iran

Iran

A weekend dedicated to Iran’s rich and ancient traditional culture. The most eminent artists present this musical heritage that is both historic and irrepressibly alive.

Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev / Stravinski

Stravinsky left a monumental body of work, exceeding all expectations. Russian conductor Valery Gergiev directs the composer’s great orchestral, concertante and choral scores.

Share your passion with music, bring your kids to the concerts

Festivals
Days Off 2020

Days Off

POSTPONED TO JULY 2021

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

2020-2021 Weekends

  • © P.Rousteau

    JOE HISAISHI WEEKEND 11 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2020
    Known around the world to fans of Studio Ghibli or Takeshi Kitano, Joe Hisaishi here presents another aspect of his work—music he composes not for film but for concert halls.

  • © J.P Degas / hemis.fr

    THE BEATLES WEEKEND 18 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2020
    Fifty years after their official break-up, the Beatles’ influence remains undiminished. The mad wager for this weekend is to play all of their songs—from pop to jazz to classical.

  • © T. Hocks / Galerie Patricia Dorfmann

    NUIT BLANCHE 3 OCTOBER 2020
    This ‘Nuit Blanche’ invites music-loving night-birds to explore Rodolphe Burger’s universe at the Musée de la musique and to experiment a dialogue between painting and string quartet.

  • © Navia / Galerie VU’

    LUSITANIA WEEK-END 9 - 11 OCTOBER 2020
    A musical tour of the Portuguese-speaking world, to (re)discover its incredible variety of musical genres—from Lisbon’s fado to the morna of Cape Verde, and from Angola to Guinea-Bissau and Brazil.

  • © A.Debat / Getty Images

    JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WEEKEND 16 - 20 OCTOBER 2020
    A pioneer in electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has continually forged bridges between music and technology. With this weekend in his honour, he reveals an intimate facet of his work.

  • © Vincent Boisot

    AFRICAN ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND 24 - 25 OCTOBER 2020
    A weekend featuring the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, founded in Kinshasa in 1994, and the MIAGI Orchestra (for ‘Music Is A Great Investment’), created by a programme for youth from Soweto and other townships in South Africa.

  • © A.Soth / Magnum Photos

    NICO MUHLY WEEKEND 12 - 15 NOVEMBER 2020
    With influences ranging from the minimalists to Renaissance choral music, Nico Muhly has become one of the major composers of our time: from the Metropolitan Opera to Björk, from concert halls to rock studios—the American prodigy is in high demand.

  • © J. Bendiksen / Magnum Photos

    BEETHOVEN VARIATIONS WEEKEND 19 - 22 NOVEMBER 2020
    There are of course his own Diabelli Variations or his variations on opera themes, but works by Beethoven himself will also be revisited, whether in jazz or in contemporary music. For the 250th anniversary of his birth, a weekend dedicated to the Beethovenian art of variation.

  • © P. Hisbacq

    EROS WEEK-END 26 - 29 NOVEMBER 2020
    Long confined to implicitness, the erotic dimension of music became unabashedly explicit in the 20th century: from Dadaist sound poems to rock and musical theatre, the taboo was shattered. A weekend attuned to the musical resonances of desire, between eroticism and love.

  • © F. Scianna / Magnum Photos

    TANGO WEEK-END 8 - 10 JANUARY 2021
    In honour of the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth in 1921, this weekend explores tango today in six concerts, including one dance.

  • © E. Hartmann / Magnum Photos

    2e PIERRE BOULEZ BIENNIAL 15 - 21 JANUARY 2021
    In addition to major scores for ensemble or orchestra, such as Repons and Notations, this 2nd edition of the Pierre Boulez Biennial will feature his complete works for piano.

  • © K. Thompson / Agence VU’

    LIEDER AND SONGS 23 - 29 JANUARY 2021
    From one to the next, great voices offer a journey through the lied repertoire—from masterpieces such as Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey) and Schwanengesang (Swan Song) to Catalan songs and contemporary and jazz pieces.

  • © C. Anderson / Magnum Photos

    WOMEN IN JAZZ WEEKEND 30 & 31 JANUARY 2021
    A different perspective on the history of jazz, shifting from the genre’s male-dominated paradigm. These concerts place the spotlight on women composers who have written and continue to perpetuate this music of freedom.

  • © W.Beaucardet

    ">ORGANS WEEKEND 6 & 7 FEBRUARY 2021
    The finest organists come together for a weekend celebrating the king of instruments in all its versatility, with concerts featuring organ alone or with orchestra, and a programme ranging from Bach to Dusapin.

  • © C.Anderson / Magnum Photos

    CHINA WEEKEND (1) 10 - 16 FEBRUARY 2021
    A look at facets of Chinese culture such as the New Year tradition, kunqu opera and nu shu (a script used exclusively by women in Hunan), juxtaposed with the legend of Marco Polo and Vivaldi’s exoticism.

  • © J. Gaumy / Magnum Photos

    ENFANTILLAGES WEEKEND 19 - 21 FEBRUARY 2021
    A weekend of varied programmes for kids of all ages, in honour of the grand opening of the Children’s Philharmonie.

  • © R. Polidori

    CHUCHO VALDÉS WEEKEND 5 - 7 MARCH 2021
    Chucho Valdés is one of the key figures in the musical fusion between Cuba and Africa. Entering his ninth decade with indefatigable fervour, he continues to keep the flames of Afro-Cuban jazz burning bright. Three concerts to celebrate his 80th birthday.

  • © E. Kooi / Courtesy Galerie Les filles du calvaire

    WOMEN IN MUSIC WEEKEND 12 - 17 MARCH 2021
    From opera heroines to rising women conductors, from female soloists to women composers, this weekend is dedicated to women making their mark in music.

  • © P. Rousteau

    FRENCH MUSIC WEEKEND 19 - 21 MARCH 2021
    Along with the most famous composers, such as Bizet and Ravel, this weekend of French music also features lesser-known figures like Augusta Holmès, as well as musique concrète and the contemporary repertoire.

  • © D.Dailleux/Galerie VU’

    IRAN WEEKEND 26 - 28 MARCH 2021
    A weekend dedicated to Iran, whose rich and ancient traditional culture reflects the past of the Persian empire. The Philharmonie de Paris has invited the most eminent artists to present this musical heritage that is both historic and irrepressibly alive.

  • © M. Macdonald / Galerie VU’

    STRAVINSKI WEEKEND 29 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2021
    Between the orchestral pyrotechnics of The Firebird (1910) and the striking austerity of Requiem Canticles (1966), Stravinsky left a monumental body of work, exceeding all expectations. Russian conductor Valery Gergiev directs the composer’s great orchestral, concertante and choral scores.

  • © S. Salgado

    AMAZONIA WEEKEND (1) 9 - 11 APRIL 2021
    A weekend that explores the musical traditions of Guiana, along with a work by Villa-Lobos celebrating the world’s largest river, with photography by Sebastião Salgado.

  • © C. Anderson / Magnum Photos

    CHINA WEEKEND (2) 15 - 18 APRIL 2021
    Within China, traditions have been kept intact over the ages, while outside its borders, facets of Chinese culture are exported and adopted around the world. A weekend between ancient traditions and modern-day icons.

  • © C. Power

    BACH WEEKEND 26 - 29 APRIL 2021
    The music of Bach performed on period keyboards and modern pianos, danced and brought to life in a variety of tones.

  • © S. Dabrowski / La Cinémathèque française

    FUTURISM WEEKEND 7 - 9 MAY 2021
    From Metropolis (with music by Martin Matalon) to the electropop of Zombie Zombie dressed in art by illustrator Philippe Druillet, this weekend explores futuristic visions past and present.

  • © S. Salgado

    AMAZONIA WEEKEND (2) 22 - 23 MAY 2021
    The Jungle Book revisited, Amazonian folk songs, a work by Philip Glass celebrating the world’s largest river, a concert by poet, guitarist, singer and activist Caetano Veloso, etc.: the artists of today pay homage to the ‘lungs of the world’, now more fragile than ever.

  • © Nasa

    SPACE WEEKEND 29 - 30 MAY 2021
    Space inspires musicians—from sounds recorded by probes launched into the ether, to images from the Hubble Space Telescope, and from the planets of our solar system to alien lifeforms.

  • © D. Dorsa

    AMATEURS WEEKEND 5 - 6 JUNE 2021
    Each year, the Philharmonie opens its doors to amateurs—singers and instrumentalists alike. For this edition, with the associations Emmaüs and Aurore, and with refugee choirs, the emphasis is on inclusion and solidarity.

  • © J. Eaton

    LARGE-SCALE WEEKEND 11 - 13 JUNE 2021
    From Handel’s hymns for the coronation of King George II to Verdi’s choruses, this weekend celebrates works on a monumental scale.

  • © A. du Parc pour J’Adore ce que vous faites

    DÉMOS ORCHESTRAS WEEKEND 19 & 20 JUNE 2021
    These two days of concerts are the culmination of the past year of collective musical practice through the Démos project.

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  • Joe Hisaishi Weekend
  • The Beatles Weekend
  • Nuit Blanche 2020
  • Lusitania Weekend
  • Jean-Michel Jarre Weekend
  • African Orchestras
  • Nico Muhly Weekend
  • Beethoven Variations Weekend
  • Eros Weekend
  • Tango Weekend
  • 2nd Pierre Boulez Biennial
  • Lieder and Songs
  • Women in Jazz Weekend
  • Organs Weekend
  • China Weekend (1)
  • Enfantillages Weekend
  • Chucho Valdés Weekend
  • Women in Music Weekend
  • French Music Weekend
  • Iran Weekend
  • Stravinski Weekend
  • Amazonia Weekend (1)
  • China Weekend (2)
  • Bach Weekend
  • Futurism Weekend
  • Amazonia Weekend (2)
  • Space Weekend
  • Amateurs Weekend
  • Large-scale Weekend
  • Démos Orchestras Weekend
Exhibitions
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.

Renaud

From his childhood to his musical universe peopled with characters sketched in verse, this exhibition explores the work of Renaud, a major torchbearer in realistic French songwriting who remains one of France’s most popular singers today.

Indien Yawanawa

Accompanied by a soundtrack created by Jean-Michel Jarre using sounds of the forest, this exhibition presents Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Amazon—gripping images conveying the extraordinary power of nature.

Philharmonie for Kids

Opening in February 2021

Discover the Philharmonie for Kids

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

FROM TUESDAY TO SUNDAY

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.

Démos

Démos

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
  • Augusta Holmes © Lebrecht Music Arts / Bridgeman Images
  • Beethoven © Joseph Willibrord Mähler / Bridgeman Images 
  • Daniel Barenboim © Julien Mignot
  • Deep Field, Jupiter © deepfieldfilm com
  • Grande Salle Pierre Boulez © Gil Lefauconnier
  • Yawanawa Indians © Sebastiao Salgado
  • Joe Hisaishi © DR
  • Khatia Buniatishvili © Esther Haase Sony
  • Philharmonie for kids © Nora Houguenade
  • Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel
  • Orchestre de Paris © Marco Borggreve
  • Pierre Boulez © Siegfried Lauterwasser / Bridgeman Images
  • Renaud © Martin Lengeman
  • The Beatles Abbey Road © Apple Corp. photo : Iain Macmillan
  • Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
  • Iran, Isfahan, August 2016. © Denis Dailleux/Galerie VU
  • Paris, near the Grand Palais, 2016 © Christopher Anderson / Magnum Photos
  • Poussières bleues, USA, 2016. © Kyle Thompson / Agence VU
  • Mozambique, Isla de Mozambique, Santo Antonio chapel © Navia / Galerie VU
  • Zhang Jun, Le Palais de l'éternelle Jeunesse © Huang Xi