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2022/23 season

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  • Subscriptions: April 7, 12pm
  • Youth Subscriptions: April 11, 12pm
  • Single tickets for concerts and activities: May 9, 12pm
  • Concerts and activities for children and families: June 2, 12pm

The Orchestre de Paris

The Orchestre de Paris welcomes the most prestigious conductors and young talents. It performs weekday concerts, participates in cross-projects and thematic weekends at the Philharmonie, and offers numerous shows.
The Orchestre de Paris
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Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
8 & September 9, 2022

Exemplifying Pythagoras’ theorem of a ‘music of the spheres’, this concert draws us into a cosmic journey, between philosophy, celestial poetry, and spiritual imagining—and unveils a new orb with the premiere of a work by Jimmy López.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Esa-Pekka Salonen
14 & September 15, 2022

In a stunning acoustic alchemy between the orchestral colours and the ethereal, with the embodied magic of the voice, Ligeti’s exploration and Debussy’s symbolism prepare us for the aesthetic and mystical shock of the Turangalîla-Symphonie.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
21 & September 22, 2022

The temporal and spiritual journey promised by Gautier Capuçon’s bow in Schelomo is paired with two emblematic scores: the much-loved marvel and ‘barbarian’ dance of The Firebird, and the delicate formality and radical modernity of Jeux

Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Paavo Järvi
29 & September 30, 2022

The seductive Scandinavian tableau Peer Gynt, a hymn to Norway, is showcased here with the thrilling Symphony No.2 by Nielsen, who was also a great violinist. Speaking of violin, we can count on the masterful bow of Maria Dueñas to ignite Tchaikovsky’s formidable Concerto!

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
5 & October 6, 2022

The totemic Rite of Spring magnifies the telluric force of the orchestra, while the Concerto in G radiates subtle modernity. Accompanying these two pillars of the repertoire is an exciting new work by Kaija Saariaho.  

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris
8 & November 9, 2022
Family Concert
Le Carnaval des animaux / Fantaisie de la nature
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

On stage and on a big screen, this show invites us to follow an excentric professor into a musical observation of nature—exploring the fascinating microcosm of the world of insects with Roussel, and wandering the alleys of a sometimes strikingly human zoo with Saint-Saëns!

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Stanislav Kochanovsky
23 & November 24, 2022

With a luminous Beethovenian dialogue between soloists and orchestra, Brahmsian majesty inspired by folklore, and sensual hedonism bathed in the ancient light of Debussy’s Faun, the entire orchestral palette is here assembled! 

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
November 30 & December 1, 2022

Opening with a special event in honour of Betsy Jolas, whose new work the Orchestre de Paris has the privilege of premiering, the concert continues with Mahler, immersing us in an existential dialectic between joy and distress, finitude and resurrection.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Karina Canellakis
7 & December 8, 2022

To accompany Brahms’ lyricism, brought to incandescence by the bow of Gil Shaham, what better than razor-sharp acoustic precision and refinement with Webern, and expressive elegance and range with Lutosławski?

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Lahav Shani
14 & December 15, 2022

Like the famous ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 entrusts the orchestra with the secrets of an anguished and idealistic soul. In counterpoint, the verve of young Beethoven unfolds under the fingers of Martha Argerich.

Film & Music Performance
L’Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack
from 23 to December 21, 2022

The delights of fright and the grotesque, the strangeness of communication between realms... Tim Burton’s Gothic aesthetic shines in this ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ set to Danny Elfman’s brilliant score, full of delicious reminiscences. 

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Jukka-Pekka Saraste
11 & January 12, 2023

Two masterpieces of the Russian school are paired in this Philharmonie de Paris concert—for an evening of galvanizing pianistic virtuosity and orchestral immensity, plus hedonistic charm and dramatic intensity.

Film & Music Performance
West Side Story
18 & January 19, 2023

With its electrifying music, unforgettable ‘hits’, and astonishingly modern choreography, West Side Story is an enduring beacon in the Musical genre. This film-in-concert is an exceptional opportunity to rediscover Wise’s movie and Bernstein’s exhilarating score.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Esa-Pekka Salonen
25 & January 26, 2023

Vast and fertile Finland dominates this programme, with the exceptional premiere of Salonen’s Organ Concerto and the most stirring of Sibelius’ Symphonies, while Stravinsky, with his love for acoustic precision, celebrates the wind instruments. 

Family Concert
Tableaux d’une exposition
Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm

This family-friendly concert, preceded by preparatory workshops, features live illustrations by Dominique Bertail, who gives free rein to his imagination as the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Joana Mallwitz
8 & February 9, 2023

A programme of thrilling contrasts, with an early Mozart gem, a symphony by Kurt Weill imbued with his infallible sense of the stage, and Schubert’s brilliant ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, one of the most illustrious scores in all music.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Elim Chan
15 & February 16, 2023

A concert featuring two monuments in the repertoire, elegantly escorted by rarely performed gems of choral music: Nänie and the radiant Hymn of the Cherubim.  

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
1 & March 2, 2023

A programme featuring all the charms and powers of the orchestra, with Saariaho’s surreal acoustic textures, the irresistible lyricism of Sibelius’ Concerto under the bow of Janine Jansen, and the immensity and immoderation of the Symphonie fantastique.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Xu Zhong
29 & March 30, 2023
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Xu Zhong
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Herbert Blomstedt
7 & April 6, 2023

An immense symphonic oeuvre opens and closes in this programme, featuring the melodic genius of Schubert, with its peaks of emotionality, gathered here and shared with us by a legendary conductor.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
13 & April 14, 2023

Here on display, two contrasting icons of Russian art: the passionate romanticism of Tchaikovsky and the ‘barbaric’ modernity of Prokofiev; along with a special event: the premiere of Lindberg’s new Piano Concerto under the electrifying fingers of Yuja Wang.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Marin Alsop
20 & April 21, 2023

A concert based on the fascinating ‘correspondence of the arts’ and the philosophical extensions of this idea: here, music responds to painting, represented by the ebullient and tragic Basquiat, and to the poignant, existential poetry of W.H. Auden.

Symphonic Concert
Giuseppe Verdi / Requiem
26 & April 27, 2023

Verdi’s powerful, stirring, contrasted and dramatic Requiem—at once a Mass for the Dead, a poetic homage, and a metaphysical and human drama—is every bit as masterful as Aida and Nabucco. 

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
10 & May 11, 2023

An exhilarating and poignant Russian evening with Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody in the virtuoso hands of Beatrice Rana, and the monument of strength, tragedy, and ambiguity of Shostakovich’s great ‘war symphony’.

Film & Music Performance
Metropolis
19 & May 20, 2023
Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Ariane Matiakh
24 & May 25, 2023

With a captivating cosmic sketch and shimmering scenes of the sea, this program immerses us in the mystery of ‘musical landscape’, accompanied by Chopin’s bewitching Piano Concerto No.2 exquisitely performed by Lise de la Salle. 

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
30 & May 31, 2023

Accompanying Sol Gabetta in Shostakovich’s poignant Concerto No.2, are two scores reflecting the influence of jazz, including Walton’s impressive Belshazzar’s Feast on a theme drawn from the Book of Daniel.

 

Show
Orchestre de Paris / Alain Altinoglu
8 & June 9, 2023

Cortèges, an experimental form with an emancipatory message, was born from the meeting of artists in search of new visual and acoustic dynamics: it is a resolutely contemporary gesture, placed in dialogue with the modern art icon Edgard Varèse. 

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
13 & June 14, 2023

The brio of Marsalis and his Orchestra ignites the musicians of Paris for this unforgettable event: the French premiere of his Concerto in D by the violinist for whom it was written, and his Jungle Symphony imbued with the immoderation of New York!

Information to the public

Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Philharmonie de Paris decided to modify its program and cancel or adapt certain concerts.

International orchestras

From all over the world, the greatest orchestras are invited to the Philharmonie. They give their full measure in the exceptional acoustics of the Grande salle Pierre Boulez.
International orchestras
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Symphonic Concert
The Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm

For two evenings, the Philharmonie de Paris welcomes the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America’s ‘Big Five’, with its Musical Director since 2012, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Symphonic Concert
The Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm

For two evenings, the Philharmonie de Paris welcomes the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America’s ‘Big Five’, with its Musical Director since 2012, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Symphonic Concert
Czech Philharmonic / Semyon Bychkov
Monday, October 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Musical Director Semyon Bychkov dedicate the first of two evening concerts in Paris to Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony and Haydn’s First Cello Concerto with Gautier Capuçon.

Symphonic Concert
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Sir Simon Rattle, at the head of the London Symphony Orchestra, reunites with Mitsuko Uchida for a score familiar to them both—Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

Symphonic Concert
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The striking orchestral textures—by turns powerful and ethereal, serene and tormented—of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony drawn out by the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the head of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Symphonic Concert
Filarmonica della Scala - Milan / Riccardo Chailly
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm

The Filarmonica della Scala and its Musical Director Riccardo Chailly return to the Philharmonie de Paris with a Russian programme including Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Symphonic Concert
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Paavo Järvi
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Antoine Tamestit was hailed for his performance in a Hindemith programme with Paavo Järvi conducting. This time he plays Berlioz’s Harold en Italie, accompanied by the musicians of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.

Symphonic Concert
Santa Cecilia / Sir Antonio Pappano
Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Martha Argerich reunites with the Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G.

Symphonic Concert
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

After their stunning Shostakovich collaboration several years ago with the Orchestre de Paris, Lisa Batiashvili and Paavo Järvi this time join forces in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre national symphonique de Lettonie / Andris Poga
Friday, February 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Andris Poga conducts the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. IIveta Apkalna undertakes the impressive Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’ by Liszt/Dupré.

Symphonic Concert
Münchner Philharmoniker / Lorenzo Viotti
Monday, February 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Lorenzo Viotti and the Münchner Philharmoniker present the ‘Tragic’ Symphony No. 6. by Mahler, a composer with which the orchestra has a historic bond. 

Concert Opera
Dmitri Chostakovitch / Katerina Ismaïlova
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Concert Opera
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski / La Dame de pique
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Symphonic Concert
San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm

From Jean Sibelius to Samuel Barber and Steven Stucky, from Finland to New York and California, Esa-Pekka Salonen here brings together his native country and the prestigious San Francisco Symphony, of which he has been the Musical Director since 2020.

Symphonic Concert
San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm

For their second concert in Paris, the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen offer a American programme, with two pieces born in New York and a premiere by the young Gabriella Smith, originally from Berkeley and now based in Marseille.

Symphonic Concert
RSO Wien / Marin Alsop
Monday, March 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm

This programme of contrasts from Marin Alsop, at the head of his Viennese orchestra, brings us from the peregrinations of Judit Varga to the Mitteleuropa romanticism of Antonin Dvořák.

Symphonic Concert
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra vividly bring to life some of Richard Strauss’s finest symphonic pages. Rudolf Buchbinder performs Beethoven’s jocund Concerto No. 4.

Vocal Concert
Vêpres
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Vocal Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach / Messe en si
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Symphonic Concert
Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Daniel Barenboim, guest of honour at the Pierre Boulez Biennial, conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin, places the composer’s Book for Strings (Livre pour cordes) in a poetic pairing, with works from the romantic heritage by Liszt and Berlioz. 

Symphonic Concert
The Met Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin galvanises the lifeblood of the Met Orchestra in the frenzied rhythms of West Side Story and the contrasts of Romeo and Juliet. Renée Fleming and Thomas Russell join them in a passionate rendition of Verdi’s Othello.

Symphonic Concert
The Met Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

A Berliozian season’s end for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who became its Musical Director in September 2018.

Themes

Mini-festivals on a theme, genre, musician, instrument or geographic area—with concerts, conferences, shows and family workshops, etc.
Discover the season’s themes
Themes

Shows and films-in-concert / Staged music

With dance, special projects, films-in-concert, etc., dialogue between forms and disciplines is a core part of the programming at the Philharmonie de Paris.
Shows and films-in-concert / Staged music
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Concert
Marta Gentilucci / Moving Still
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Always fascinated, since the start of her career, with the voice and its possibilities, with or without electronics, and by poetesses of all origins, composer Marta Gentilucci makes her first foray into opera.

Opera
Olga Neuwirth / The Outcast
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Olga Neuwirth has long been fascinated with the work of Hermann Melville. In 2011, she paid tribute to him with a surprising, genre-bending opera, The Outcast, combining art installation, theatre, music and video.

Show
Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
In a staging both reflective and compulsive, set to a crackling soundtrack, Serge Aimé Coulibaly’s Kalakuta Republik vividly recounts Fela Kuti’s political force as an untameable musician and activist who fought injustice all his life.

Concert
Qudus Onikeku
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm
With Re:Incarnation, orchestrating an inter-generational mix of movements and sounds under the primordial influence of Afrobeat, Nigerian choreographer Qudus Onikeku transports us to the astonishing metropolis of Lagos, a city in constant metamorphosis.

Show
Molière
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Imaginary Invalid, George Dandin… These great classics among the theatrical works of Molière came to light at the dawn of the comédie-ballet genre—a mix of theatre, dance and music co-invented by Molière and Lully. 

Show
Yoann Bourgeois & Patrick Watson
from 5 to November 4, 2022
United by a shared passion for poetry and activism, director and performer Yoann Bourgeois and Canadian musician Patrick Watson have created a powerfully provocative show offering a profoundly questioning gaze on our world today.

Concert Opera
Philip Glass / Einstein on the Beach
from 15 to November 16, 2022

Ensemble Ictus and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Philip Glass’s first opera, Einstein on the Beach.

Opera
Karlheinz Stockhausen / Freitag aus Licht
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Started in 1977 and completed in 2003, Licht (Light) is a work that defies all labels: over the course of these seven operas, lasting a total of 29 hours, Karlheinz Stockhausen seeks to create a whole universe, reorchestrating the battle of good versus evil.

Concert
Ryoji Ikeda / Superposition
23 & November 24, 2022
Superposition, Ryoji Ikeda’s major work inspired by quantum physics, combines electronic sounds, visual elements, mathematical concepts, human behaviours and random data to create a striking immersive experience.

Concert
Ryoji Ikeda / 100 cymbals
Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm

100 Cymbals, a hybrid piece poised between audio-visual installation and stage performance, created by Ryoji Ikeda with Les Percussions de Strasbourg, opens up a seemingly infinite field of expression for the cymbals, forging a new acoustic world.

Family ciné-concert
Ernest et Célestine
from 17 to December 16, 2022
The wonderful animated feature Ernest & Celestine, about a bear and a young mouse on the run, shines in full splendour in this film-concert format, with the score performed live by Benjamin Moussay and Les Forces Majeures.

Film & Music Performance
L’Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack
from 23 to December 21, 2022

The delights of fright and the grotesque, the strangeness of communication between realms... Tim Burton’s Gothic aesthetic shines in this ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ set to Danny Elfman’s brilliant score, full of delicious reminiscences. 

Show
Hofesh Shechter
from 6 to January 8, 2023
With LIGHT: Bach Dances, a monumental new work inspired by Bach’s cantatas, Israeli choreographer Hofesh Schechter stages a stunning celebration of life with a masterful mix of dance, theatre and music.

Film & Music Performance
West Side Story
18 & January 19, 2023

With its electrifying music, unforgettable ‘hits’, and astonishingly modern choreography, West Side Story is an enduring beacon in the Musical genre. This film-in-concert is an exceptional opportunity to rediscover Wise’s movie and Bernstein’s exhilarating score.

Show
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / 3S
from 21 to January 24, 2023

The elaborate hybrid project 3S, a recent creation by the leading French contemporary dance figure Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui stages a vast and probing reflection on solitude in the world today.

Show
Germaine Tailleferre, l’oubliée du groupe
Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Germaine Tailleferre, undoubtedly the most overlooked member of ‘Les Six’, is brought back to life by Marie Jacquot and Dominique Reymond, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Marie Perbost.

Show for kids
Poupoule
28 & January 29, 2023

This imaginative concert by actress and singer Justine Curatolo with pianist Élisa Bellanger and illustrator Marion Auvin interweaves music and drawing to celebrate the unbridled creativity of Francis Poulenc.

Show for kids
Un contre un
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm
With Un contre un, a lively and free-spirited variation on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, director and choreographer Raphaëlle Boitel conjures a whimsical universe at the shifting crossroads between theatre, circus and music.

Show
Théâtre d’ombres wayang kulit de Bali
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

In this magical show, narrated by a puppeteer-storyteller accompanied by two instrumental ensembles, the tale of The Marriage of Abimanyu from the Indian epic Mahabharata is brought to life by Wayang Kulit, the magnificent shadow puppetry of Bali.

Show for kids
Ombres épiques
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 am

The magnificent shadow puppetry of Indonesia, wayang kulit, recognised by UNESCO as a masterpiece of the heritage of humanity, takes the stage in Ombres épiques, an enchanting show sure to delight spectators of all ages.

Show
Danse et Ballet masqué de Bali
18 & March 19, 2023

This evening in two parts, each introduced by a piece of gamelan music, highlights several treasures of Balinese dance, including the narrative ballet form Legong Kraton, a royal art at the pinnacle of classical choreography.

Show
Gregory Maqoma
from 24 to March 26, 2023

Broken Chord by choreographer Gregory Maqoma, a show that moves between concert, dance and performance, is a powerfully expressive retelling of the story of the first African choir which, in the late 19th century, performed in Great Britain and the United States.

Show for kids
Et puis
from 25 to March 26, 2023
ET PUIS, a new show by La Soupe Compagnie combining puppets, paper theatre and music, transposes to the stage Icinori’s stunning book by the same name, in a rich visual and acoustic tapestry.

Show
We are eternal
19 & April 20, 2023

Marie-Louise Bischofberger, David Stern and Opera Fuoco present a colourful show, worthy of the tumultuous life of Mozart’s brilliant librettist, Da Ponte.

Show
Saburo Teshigawara / Rihoko Sato
4 & May 5, 2023

Eminent Japanese dancer and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara presents a special programme inspired by works for solo violin by Bach and Bartók, danced alongside Rihoko Sato, his long-term partner.

Show
Saburo Teshigawara / Rihoko Sato
11 & May 12, 2023

With Rihoko Sato, dancer and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara captures the essence of the Viennese School, creating a multidisciplinary show in collaboration with the soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain.

Show for kids
Allo cosmos
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm

With Allo Cosmos, weaving together science-fiction, dance, video mapping and electronic music, multimedia artist Marc de Blanchard and choreographer Fanny Paris have created a colourful reverie in the stars, in a staging that is full of surprises.

Concert avec images
Hubble vers l’infini
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 8:00 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.

Show
Pierre Rigal
from 15 to May 17, 2023

In this irresistible concert-show full of surprises, dancer and choreographer Pierre Rigal, known for his playful artistic language, enters into an odd sort of duet/duel with a mechanical piano self-playing one of Bach’s suites.

Film & Music Performance
Metropolis
19 & May 20, 2023
Show for kids
Muerto o vivo
20 & May 21, 2023
With this highly inventive hybrid show Muerto o vivo, the company Le Grand L’Ombre combines animated film, theatre and music to tell a scintillating futuristic fable, in constant oscillation between burlesque and fantastical.

Concert avec images
Philippe Druillet & Zombie Zombie
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 7:00 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 Concert
Le Chat du rabbin
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Show
Orchestre de Paris / Alain Altinoglu
8 & June 9, 2023

Cortèges, an experimental form with an emancipatory message, was born from the meeting of artists in search of new visual and acoustic dynamics: it is a resolutely contemporary gesture, placed in dialogue with the modern art icon Edgard Varèse. 

Family Concert
Le Carnaval des animaux / Fantaisie de la nature
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

On stage and on a big screen, this show invites us to follow an excentric professor into a musical observation of nature—exploring the fascinating microcosm of the world of insects with Roussel, and wandering the alleys of a sometimes strikingly human zoo with Saint-Saëns!

Show for kids
Le Carnaval des animaux sud-américains
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 11:00 am
This stage adaptation of Le Carnaval des animaux sud-américains, a read-along storybook and album created by composer Ezequiel Spucches and author Carl Norac, explores the history South America through a musical tale full of rhythm and fantasy.

Family Concert
Tableaux d’une exposition
Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm

This family-friendly concert, preceded by preparatory workshops, features live illustrations by Dominique Bertail, who gives free rein to his imagination as the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition.

Film & Music Performance
Buster Keaton / Le Caméraman
Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 4:00 pm

The timeless jewel of burlesque cinema The Cameraman, starring and co-directed by Buster Keaton at his peak, is a great film concert classic. Here, it inspires a highly spirited musical accompaniment by Vincent Delerm, in perfect harmony with the images.

Voices

The voice has pride of place in the programme: operas of yesterday and today, oratorios, recitals, young talents and stars follow one another.
Voices
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Opera
Olga Neuwirth / The Outcast
Monday, September 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Olga Neuwirth has long been fascinated with the work of Hermann Melville. In 2011, she paid tribute to him with a surprising, genre-bending opera, The Outcast, combining art installation, theatre, music and video.

Recital
Schubert / Voyage d’hiver
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

As did Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau before him, Matthias Goerne has a special bond with Schubert. The German baritone performs the Winterreise (Winter Journey) song cycle with the superb pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

Recital
Airs d’opéra
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Debora Waldman, the new Musical Director of the Orchestre national Avignon-Provence, in a concert of opera arias featuring mezzo-sopranos Karine Deshayes and Delphine Haidan.

Vocal Concert
Mein Traum
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm

‘Mein Traum’: This concert orchestrated by Raphaël Pichon for his Ensemble Pygmalion and baritone Stéphane Degout is titled after one of the few texts that Schubert left behind—a strange and phantasmic tale giving voice to the composer’s deeply emotive side.

Recital
Sabine Devieilhe
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Sabine Devieilhe—a familiar performer at the Philharmonie de Paris, notably with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion—returns this time in a recital with piano, a format in which Paris audiences have not yet heard her.

Show
Molière
Friday, November 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Imaginary Invalid, George Dandin… These great classics among the theatrical works of Molière came to light at the dawn of the comédie-ballet genre—a mix of theatre, dance and music co-invented by Molière and Lully. 

Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach / Messe en si
Monday, November 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Japan’s foremost Baroque ensemble Bach Collegium Japan, under the baton of its director Masaaki Suzuki, performs Bach’s towering Mass in B Minor.

Concert Opera
Philip Glass / Einstein on the Beach
from 15 to November 16, 2022

Ensemble Ictus and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Philip Glass’s first opera, Einstein on the Beach.

Opera
Karlheinz Stockhausen / Freitag aus Licht
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Started in 1977 and completed in 2003, Licht (Light) is a work that defies all labels: over the course of these seven operas, lasting a total of 29 hours, Karlheinz Stockhausen seeks to create a whole universe, reorchestrating the battle of good versus evil.

Concert Opera
Soirée Mozart / Cecilia Bartoli
Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Cecilia Bartoli is accompanied by the ensemble she leads as Artistic Director, Les musiciens du Prince-Monaco, under the baton of their close collaborator, Gianluca Capuano.

Vocal Concert
Telemann & Haendel
Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

It is a story of two friends called Georg, both virtuoso multi-instrumentalists and brilliant composers. Yet the lives of Telemann and Handel, seemingly so similar, followed vastly different trajectories.

Recital
Schubert / Voyage d’hiver
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

As did Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau before him, Matthias Goerne has a special bond with Schubert. The German baritone performs the Winterreise (Winter Journey) song cycle with the superb pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

Symphonic Concert
Soirée Offenbach
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

In the spirit of the great Germanic tradition of year-end concerts, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France presents an evening of Offenbach, with Karen Kamensek conducting.

Recital
Enchanteresse
Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Marie-Nicole Lemieux in the repertoire in which she is a favourite, that of the great heroines of French baroque opera, from Lully’s Armide to Charpentier’s Médée.

Concert
La Voix humaine
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Véronique Gens performs the heart-wrenching monologue of a woman on the telephone with the lover who is leaving her. The text by Cocteau, which Éluard found indecent, inspired a one-act opera by Poulenc, who seized on it as an emotional release.

Vocal Concert
Angela Gheorghiu
Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The extraordinary Angela Gheorghiu, seldom seen on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris, performs a concert in pair with the young Chilean tenor Jonathan Tetelman.

Concert Opera
Georg Friedrich Haendel / Alcina
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast including the sparkling mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená.

Concert on period instruments
Salon romantique
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The duo formed by Georg Nigl and Olga Pashchenko in a concert exploring the meanders of the human soul, with lieder by Schubert and Beethoven and the French premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Vermischter Traum.

Concert Opera
Christoph Willibald Gluck / Orphée et Eurydice
Monday, February 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Orfeo and Eurydice is the founding myth of music, emblematic of its mystery and power against dark forces. From this tale was born Gluck’s masterpiece, which became the matrix and model for all the works of opera seria that would follow.

Recital
Pretty Yende / Nadine Sierra
Monday, March 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Two sopranos among the rising stars in the field, Pretty Yende and Nadine Sierra, in a recital of arias and duets, accompanied by the Les Frivolités Parisiennes.

Opera
Henry Purcell / Didon et Énée
from 11 to March 10, 2023

The Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris and students from the department of vocal studies perform, as part of their curricular project, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Recital
Franz Schubert / Le Chant du cygne
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The world of romantic German lied is a great source of inspiration for Florian Boesch. Here, he and Malcolm Martineau explore Schubert’s final lieder, his Swan Song.

Vocal Concert
Accentus 30 / concert anniversaire
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Accentus, the vocal ensemble founded by Laurence Equilbey, celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Philharmonie de Paris, with an all-Mendelssohn programme.

Recital
Nadia & Lili
Monday, March 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Lucile Richardot and Anne de Fornel pay tribute to Nadia and Lili Boulanger, the brilliant sisters who, in the early 20th century, left their indelible mark on French music.

Concert
Joseph Haydn / Les Saisons
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants unveil the splendid tapestry of Hadyn’s Seasons, an idealised tableau of country life.

Vocal Concert
Vêpres
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Vocal Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach / Messe en si
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

This concert is not on sale due to the international crisis.

Symphonic Concert
Salomé & Elektra
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:00 pm

With Salomé and Elektra, Richard Strauss marked the history of 20th century opera. One of his lesser-known works is the ballet Josephs Legende (‘The Legend of Joseph’), which Mikko Franck conducted at the Vienna State Opera and presents here in concert version.

Vocal Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach / Saint Matthieu
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Ian Bostridge’s talent in the role of the Evangelist is known around the world. Here he joins forces with Christophe Rousset’s ensemble Les Talens Lyriques for a St Matthew Passion that promises to be exceptional.

Concert
Dérive
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble Intercontemporain revisit one of their founder’s major aesthetic influences, the Second Viennese School, here represented in its most dramatic form.

Recital
Véronique Gens / Lea Desandre
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Véronique Gens and Lea Desandre: two musical figures in dialogue, from one generation to another. Two destinies united by a bond of complicity and friendship, and by a shared mentor, William Christie.

Show
We are eternal
19 & April 20, 2023

Marie-Louise Bischofberger, David Stern and Opera Fuoco present a colourful show, worthy of the tumultuous life of Mozart’s brilliant librettist, Da Ponte.

Vocal Concert
Cantates Bach - Graupner
Monday, April 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants take on an edifying experiment: performing the same cantata libretto, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, in scores by two different composers—Johann Sebastian Bach and one of his contemporaries, Christoph Graupner.

Symphonic Concert
Giuseppe Verdi / Requiem
26 & April 27, 2023

Verdi’s powerful, stirring, contrasted and dramatic Requiem—at once a Mass for the Dead, a poetic homage, and a metaphysical and human drama—is every bit as masterful as Aida and Nabucco. 

Participatory Concert
Chanter Bach
Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

To perform with the musicians of Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew has chosen a selection of Bach cantatas from the Weimar cycle, inviting the public to join in for a chorus during a participatory encore.

Vocal Concert
Ludwig van Beethoven / Missa Solemnis
Monday, May 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm

After their unforgettable complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies, from 2019 to 2021, Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations turn their gaze to the Missa solemnis, considered by the composer to be his greatest opus.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä
30 & May 31, 2023

Accompanying Sol Gabetta in Shostakovich’s poignant Concerto No.2, are two scores reflecting the influence of jazz, including Walton’s impressive Belshazzar’s Feast on a theme drawn from the Book of Daniel.

 

Recital
Les Mondes
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Marlis Petersen and Stephan Matthias Lademann invite us on a musical exploration of the Germanic world of lied, from Schubert to Hans Sommer.

Symphonic Concert
The Met Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin galvanises the lifeblood of the Met Orchestra in the frenzied rhythms of West Side Story and the contrasts of Romeo and Juliet. Renée Fleming and Thomas Russell join them in a passionate rendition of Verdi’s Othello.

Symphonic Concert
The Met Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

A Berliozian season’s end for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who became its Musical Director in September 2018.

Instrumental recitals and chamber music

Instrumental recitals and chamber music concerts allow to experience music up close with the performers.
Instrumental recitals and chamber music
Avec notamment
Piano Recital
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Continuing in the vein of thematic recital programmes, Pierre-Laurent Aimard explores the musical genre of fantasy, from the Renaissance with Sweelinck to the latter half of the 20th century with Andrei Volkonsky.

Concert on period instruments
Salon Beethoven
Monday, October 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Kristian Bezuidenhout offers a journey through Beethoven’s sonatas on the facsimile of an 1802 Erard piano held by the Musée de la musique, one of the first grands ever produced by the celebrated French piano maker.

Chamber Music
Schubertiade
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm

A gathering of some of today’s leading instrumentalists and singers revives the sprit of the original ‘Schubertiades’, with a programme of lieder and chamber music.

Chamber Music
Octuor
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm

This concert presented by the musicians of the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France showcases one of Schubert’s chamber music masterpieces—his grand and luminous Octet.

Recital
Yo-Yo Ma
Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

This is Yo-Yo Ma’s third recording of Bach’s six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, but he hasn’t tired of them. For his latest album, called Six Evolutions, he has embarked on a world tour to six continents.

Chamber Music
West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The West Eastern Divan Ensemble—‘little brother’ of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra—performs a panorama of chamber music ranging from romanticism to present-day composition.

Piano Recital
Transcriptions
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The piano duo formed by Ludmila Berlinskaïa and Arthur Ancelle, which recently celebrated its first decade, presents a resolutely Russian programme: Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov rub shoulders with the ‘European’ Tchaikovsky and the Rachmaninov of melodies.

Chamber Music
Bestiaire
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm
This concert of contrasting pieces presents a whole microcosm of animals, tender and picturesque: inspiring birds, grotesque poultry, ants and crickets, and a dromedary ready to set out around the world!

Piano Recital
Piotr Anderszewski
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski presents a dialogue between Bach and Beethoven, or, as conductor, pianist and composer Hans von Bülow would say, the ‘Old Testament’ (The Well-Tempered Clavier) and the ‘New Testament’ (Beethoven’s sonatas) of piano.

Piano Recital
Beatrice Rana
Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike since rising to renown in 2011 at the Concours musical international de Montréal, presents a programme of Chopin and Beethoven.

Chamber Music
L’essence de la musique
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Synaesthetic experience—praised by Baudelaire and explored by Huysmans in À Rebours—is a poetic feat taken up here by cellist Klaus Mäkelä and perfumier Francis Kurkdjian, in this multisensory performance of the eternal Bach. 

Chamber Music
Yuja Wang / Leonidas Kavakos
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

The careers of Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang have brought them around the world. Together forming a duo of titans, they jubilantly tackle the wonders of chamber music.

Chamber Music
Hommage à Betsy Jolas
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

French-American composer Betsy Jolas has offered so many homages to her elders through her works that it is only fair to honour her in turn—as have undertaken the musicians of three of the Philharmonie de Paris’ resident ensembles.

Chamber Music
Quatuor Diotima
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Quatuor Diotima has been at the avant-garde for twenty years, passionately bringing to life the music of our time. For this concert, it devotes its combined talents to works by Beat Furrer and Philippe Manoury, and by the young Berlin-based Chinese composer Ying Wang.

Concert
Duo Solo / Astrig Siranossian
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Returning to the Philharmonie after last season’s Nadia Boulanger Salon, Astrig Siranossian leads us from the profundity of Bach’s eternal genius to modernist innovations from Central Europe.

Piano Recital
Khatia Buniatishvili
Friday, December 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Khatia Buniastishvili, the piano ‘phenomenon’ whose concerts are always sold out, in a solo recital. A musician of great artistry, with a deeply personal voice.

Chamber Music
Jean-Guihen Queyras / Alexandre Tharaud
Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm

A captivating duo since they began traveling the world together two decades ago, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud return to the Philharmonie with a programme ranging from Marin Marais to Poulenc.

Piano Recital
Elisabeth Leonskaja
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Celebrated pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja presents a virtuoso programme culminating in two Brahms sonatas, before a foray into Schoenberg’s modernism.

Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Chamber Music
Les soirées du groupe des six
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:00 am

In Paris between the wars, six composers created a new genre of music inspired by jazz and the chanson and circus traditions.

Chamber Music
Hommage à Enesco
Monday, January 30, 2023 at 8:00 pm

For Enesco’s complex and passionate Octet Op. 7, Nicolas Dautricourt has gathered a group of musician friends—most, instrumentalists in the Orchestre de Paris or the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Concert on period instruments
Salon Stradivari
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The ‘Davidoff’ is one of the gems of the Musée de la musique collections, which include five violins by the legendary luthier Antonio Stradivari. Sayaka Shoji plays this exceptional instrument in Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 and Schumann’s Märchenbilder.

Piano Recital
Maria João Pires
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm

There is a special quality to the recitals of Maria João Pires, due in part to the resonance she cultivates with the audience. A remarkable artist, she takes the time to fully develop her interpretations.

Piano Recital
Maurizio Pollini
Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm

More than sixty years of performing have not diminished Pollini’s love for his instrument. The Italian pianist says his recitals, which he aims to keep giving until his final breath, are rare moments of musical communion.

Chamber Music
Lettres intimes
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Not a single word will be spoken during this concert, yet it will be pervaded by locutions. As Peter Eötvös says, ‘The strings allow for eminently subtle “linguistic” articulations’, making possible this paradox—of epistolary music.

Organ recital
Olivier Latry
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Olivier Latry performs Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony No. 5, whose final movement, the virtuoso Toccata, is one of the most famous pieces in the organ repertoire.

Piano Recital
Sir András Schiff
Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

The enemy of pomp, at once demanding and aristocratic, an acclaimed interpreter of Mozart and Schubert for over 40 years… András Schiff is a crucial part of the legacy of philosophers and architects of the piano.

Chamber Music
Ligeti / Nancarrow
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Ligeti’s quartets show us the composer at two key periods in his life: the first was composed in Budapest but did not premiere until he was exiled in Austria. The second, written fifteen years later, is that of an artist in full command of his craft.

Piano Recital
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Few pianists know Ligeti’s Études as intimately as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a former member of Ensemble intercontemporain. Indeed, he spent time with Ligeti, who dedicated to him some of these virtuoso explorations in piano composition.

Concert
Rising Stars / Quatuor Aris
Monday, March 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm

As part of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) ‘Rising Stars’ programme, Quatuor Aris plays Mozart and Schubert, along with the French premiere of a work by Misato Mochizuki.

Concert
Rising Stars / Diana Tishchenko et José Gallardo
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8:00 pm

As part of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) ‘Rising Stars’ programme, young violinist Diana Tishchenko performs in a recital with José Gallardo.

Concert
Rising Stars / Vanessa Porter et Daniel Mudrack
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm

As part of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) ‘Rising Stars’ programme, percussionist Vanessa Porter performs alongside sound designer Daniel Mudrack.

Concert
Rising Stars / Cristina Gómez Godoy, Mario Häring, Sara Ferrández
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm

As part of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) ‘Rising Stars’ programme, oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy is accompanied by pianist Mario Häring and altist Sara Ferrández.

Piano Recital
Rafał Blechacz
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The maturity and astonishing—yet never ostentatious—virtuosity of Rafal Blechacz have made him an undeniable master of the piano. His smooth rise to the top has already seen him linked to some of the greatest artists of the past.

Concert on period instruments
Gradus ad Parnassum
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm

After his concert dedicated entirely to Bach in the spring of 2022, Jean Rondeau returns to the Philharmonie for a more varied programme, showcasing period instruments from the Musée de la musique.

Piano Recital
Alexandre Kantorow
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8:00 pm

In January 2021, Alexandre Kantorow’s recital was not able to be held in its usual format. The French pianist includes in his programme two formidable scores along with a selection of Schubert's lieder arranged by Liszt.

Chamber Music
Festival de Jérusalem
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Elena Bashkirova and friends restore the remarkable composer Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn) to her rightful place.

Chamber Music
Festival de Jérusalem
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Elena Bashkirova and friends explore the works of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, before together performing one of Mozart’s chamber music masterpieces.

Concert
Mozart / Poulenc
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm
This programme of lively works offers a blend of the piano’s harmonic density and the kaleidoscope of woodwind timbres full of vitality: the height of Mozartian grace, and the joyous alacrity, with just a hint of irony, of Poulenc.

Piano Recital
Lucas Debargue
Monday, April 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm

With this new recital, Lucas Debargue mixes pillars of the canon with one of the most astonishing works of the 19th century, Alkan’s Concerto for Solo Piano.

Chamber Music
Pierre Boulez / Livre pour quatuor
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

For a project intended as a break from the past, Pierre Boulez’s Quartet-Strings (Livre pour quatuor) is full of references. Yet, in these pages, he reinvents his musical form and composition, while at the same time achieving remarkable expressiveness.

Chamber Music
Domaines
Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm

If there is a repertoire that the Ensemble Intercontemporain (EIC) knows better than any other, it is the work of its founder Pierre Boulez. The EIC Soloists here present his soloist and chamber opuses alongside pieces by Debussy and Eötvös.

Concert
Dialogue
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 8:00 pm

With his son Michael on violin and composer Jörg Widmann on clarinet, Daniel Barenboim pays homage to Pierre Boulez, the family friend, and to his cutting-edge work at the juncture between electronic music and instrumental playing.

Concert
Kronos Quartet
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 4:00 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.

Chamber Music
Trois Temps
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm

In three parts, three composers and three periods, the three resident ensembles at the Philharmonie de Paris perform in counterpoint to each other, spanning the centuries, from one repertoire to another. A concert in three parts but with one indivisible whole—the music.

Piano Recital
Alexandre Tharaud
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Navigating from Debussy to Beethoven and Grieg, Alexandre Tharaud draws us into new musical peregrinations in which he works wonders with his palette as a composer and transcriber.

Concert on period instruments
Salon Geneviève de Chambure
Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm

For their reunion on stage, William Christie and Jordi Savall have prepared a programme of some of the most beloved pieces by Geneviève de Chambure, drawn from the 17th century French baroque repertoire.

Chamber Music
Hommage à Marguerite Duras
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm

A concert celebrating the profound musicality of Marguerite Duras’ writing, in the form of dialogue.

Chamber Music
Ivry for ever
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm

The finest musicians of our time pay tribute to the godfather of the violin: Ivry Gitlis. A friend of Menuhin and Oïstrakh; fiery performer of Bartók, Sibelius, and Kreisler; and an incomparable artist, and fiercely free figure.

Piano Recital
Arcadi Volodos
Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Acclaimed for his uncommon mastery of the piano and his surprisingly varied palette of sonorities, Arcadi Volodos is an artist who seeks truth. Beneath the fingers of this sorcerer, Schumann and Scriabin appear in all their purity.  

Piano Recital
Nicholas Angelich
Monday, June 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm
It was with great sadness that we learned of the disappearance of Nicholas Angelich, died on April 18, 2022 following a long illness. We are currently studying the future of this concert.

Jazz and world music

La Philharmonie de Paris accueille de nombreux musiciens de jazz ou défendant des répertoires traditionnels.
Jazz and world music
Avec notamment
Concert
Lagos meets London
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Femi and Made Kuti, both excellent musicians and son and grandson of Fela himself, meet rising talents on the London scene, including Nubya Garcia and Obongjayar, to celebrate the father of Afrobeat in fitting style.

Concert
Viva Nigeria, Viva Africa
Monday, October 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Nigeria, one of Africa’s major musical centres, is showcased with this exclusive evening featuring concerts by Keziah Jones—paying a vibrant tribute to Fela Kuti—and by Seun Kuti with the iconic Afrobeat band Egypt 80.

Concert
Chants populaires et traditions du Maqom
Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Maqom, a genre blending music and poetic brilliance, and a true national treasure of Uzbekistan, dazzles in this concert featuring vocalists and instrumentalists gathered around the illustrious and iconic Nodira Pirmatova.

Concert
Chant des bardes nomades bakhshis
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm
This multidimensional evening dedicated to bakhshi, the nomadic bards emblematic of traditional Uzbek music, is divided into three parts, each an invitation to explore a specific region through the performances of highly talented artists.

Concert
De Samarkand à Boukhara
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00 pm

This concert connecting two world-renowned cities offers a rich journey through Uzbekistan via its music – from Sufi songs to shashmaqom and a festive ceremony, exploring multi-secular art blending instrumental music, song and poetry.

Concert
Angélique Kidjo
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Franco-Beninese diva Angélique Kidjo offers her resplendent re-imagining of the classic Talking Heads album Remain in Light, a landmark of funky new wave. Accentuating the African influences in the original songs, she augments their power of attraction.

Concert
Celebrating Tony Allen
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm
A celebration of Tony Allen, the superlative drummer whose phenomenal career included a central role in the creation of Afrobeat. Artists Sébastien Tellier, Oxmo Puccino, Vincent Taeger, Oumou Sangaré and others gather for this evening in his honour.

Concert
Moodswing
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Here reunited, the quartet formed by Joshua Redman (saxophone), Brad Meldhau (piano), Christian McBride (double bass) and Brian Blade (drums) revisits Moodswing, its immutable first album, and presents a bonus selection of more recent pieces.

Concert
Quest
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm

For forty years, the emblematic American jazz group Quest has been in free gravitation, distilling modernist music at the confluence of several styles, with John Coltrane being a particular influence. In live performance, their artistry resounds in full relief.

Concert
Yazz Ahmed Quartet
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm
A rising star in the effervescent London jazz scene, intrepid trumpetist Yazz Ahmed appears here at the head of a quartet with which she explores an incandescent musical universe traversed by psychedelic swirls—heady and bewitching.

Concert
Three Quartets Revisited
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Under the expert leadership of Christophe Dal Sasso, three remarkable saxophonists – David El Malek, Stéphane Guillaume and Rick Margitza – revisit Chick Corea’s essential album Three Quartets, at the crossroads between jazz and classical music.

Concert
Kenny Garrett
Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett has led a long and accomplished career at the centre of American jazz. Distinguished by his powerful and contrasted style, and often a flamboyant performer, here he leads a quintet of intense brilliance.

Show
Théâtre d’ombres wayang kulit de Bali
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

In this magical show, narrated by a puppeteer-storyteller accompanied by two instrumental ensembles, the tale of The Marriage of Abimanyu from the Indian epic Mahabharata is brought to life by Wayang Kulit, the magnificent shadow puppetry of Bali.

Concert on period instruments
Salon gamelan de Java
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 4:00 pm

With its expertise in Javanese gamelan, the French ensemble Genthasari, created in 2011 and led by Christophe Moure, presents a concert featuring the most prestigious gamelan in the Musée de la Musique collections, an instrument gifted to France in 1887.

Show
Danse et Ballet masqué de Bali
18 & March 19, 2023

This evening in two parts, each introduced by a piece of gamelan music, highlights several treasures of Balinese dance, including the narrative ballet form Legong Kraton, a royal art at the pinnacle of classical choreography.

Concert
The Köln Concert / Keith Jarrett
from 5 to April 7, 2023

Two inspired pianists from different musical spheres – Thomas Enhco and Maki Namekawa – together tackle Keith Jarrett’s legendary album The Köln Concert, rendering the incredible luminance of its music freely oscillating between jazz and classical.

Concert
James Brandon Lewis & Thomas Sayers Ellis
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm

With The Dead Lecturers, poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis – two influential heralds of African-American music – orchestrate a passionate flow of sounds and words as a tribute to the creativity of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Concert
Bird & Basquiat : Now’s the Time !
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Ambrose Akinmusire, acclaimed composer and trumpetist of stunning intensity at the forefront of contemporary American jazz, leads an exceptional line-up in a concert he has orchestrated as a dream encounter between Basquiat and Charlie Parker.

Concert
Chassol joue Basquiat
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Chassol, a unique experimenter in the French scene, who has developed concepts such as ultrascore and ‘harmonizing the real’, unveils a new musical work created in resonance with recurring themes and characters in the art of Basquiat.

Concert
Du Mali au Mississippi
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Led by guitarist and singer Eric Bibb, an international team of acclaimed artists draws us into a journey retracing Jean-Michel Basquiat’s major musical influences, from the griots of West Africa to Cajun zydeco and the Delta blues.

Symphonic Concert
Stacey Kent symphonique
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm

American singer Stacey Kent—a sparkling ambassador of suave vocal jazz, who enjoys a special popularity in France—performs her majestic album I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions with the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France.

Concert
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Big band at its finest: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra conducted by the flamboyant trumpetist Wynton Marsalis delivers its sophisticated art of swing, between classicism and modernity, with irresistible panache.

Symphonic Concert
Orchestre de Paris / Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
13 & June 14, 2023

The brio of Marsalis and his Orchestra ignites the musicians of Paris for this unforgettable event: the French premiere of his Concerto in D by the violinist for whom it was written, and his Jungle Symphony imbued with the immoderation of New York!

Pop, folk, hip-hop

Songwriters, singers, rappers, texts and music are in dialogue at the Philharmonie.
Pop, folk, hip-hop
Avec notamment
Concert
Jane Birkin
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Jane Birkin offers a stunning demonstration of her artistry on Oh ! Pardon tu dormais…, her new studio album (adapted from her eponymous play) which she performs here live accompanied by her collaborator on the album, Étienne Daho.

Concert
The Divine Comedy / Rétrospective
Monday, September 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Master songwriter Neil Hannon has been leading The Divine Comedy to the flamboyant summits of orchestral pop for thirty years. Over five evenings, he revisits (nearly) the group’s entire discography, accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble.

Concert
The Divine Comedy / Rétrospective
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Master songwriter Neil Hannon has been leading The Divine Comedy to the flamboyant summits of orchestral pop for thirty years. Over five evenings, he revisits (nearly) the group’s entire discography, accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble.

Concert
The Divine Comedy / Rétrospective
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Master songwriter Neil Hannon has been leading The Divine Comedy to the flamboyant summits of orchestral pop for thirty years. Over five evenings, he revisits (nearly) the group’s entire discography, accompanied by an ensemble of sixteen musicians.

Concert
The Divine Comedy / Rétrospective
Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Master songwriter Neil Hannon has been leading The Divine Comedy to the flamboyant summits of orchestral pop for thirty years. Over five evenings, he revisits (nearly) the group’s entire discography, accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble.

Concert
The Divine Comedy / Rétrospective
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Master songwriter Neil Hannon has been leading The Divine Comedy to the flamboyant summits of orchestral pop for thirty years. Over five evenings, he revisits (nearly) the group’s entire discography, accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble.

Concert
Agnes Obel
22 & October 23, 2022
Cherished by audiences and critics alike, Danish singer Agnes Obel has claimed an important place in current music. In live performance, the crystalline beauty of her unclassifiable music—between folk, pop, neoclassical and jazz—is nothing short of dazzling.

Concert
Mc Solaar New Big Band Project
25 & October 26, 2022

Still as luminous as ever, legendary French rap star MC Solaar celebrates the re-release of his first three albums with a concert in big band formation that only heightens the impact of his musical repertoire.

Concert
Yasiin Bey
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Yasiin Bey, a major figure in East Coast American hip-hop, known for his social justice and political activism, presents a special concert celebrating the reciprocal, and highly fertile, influence between Jean-Michel Basquiat and hip-hop.

Children & Families

Concerts & spectacles

Numerous concerts and shows throughout the year and during school holidays.

Children & Families

Concerts & spectacles
Avec notamment
Family Concert
Les routes de la soie
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 am
Family Concert
Le Carnaval des animaux / Fantaisie de la nature
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

On stage and on a big screen, this show invites us to follow an excentric professor into a musical observation of nature—exploring the fascinating microcosm of the world of insects with Roussel, and wandering the alleys of a sometimes strikingly human zoo with Saint-Saëns!

Family Participatory Concert
La Fabuleuse histoire de l’Oiseleur Papageno
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Family Concert
Le Carnaval des animaux / Fantaisie de la nature
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am

On stage and on a big screen, this show invites us to follow an excentric professor into a musical observation of nature—exploring the fascinating microcosm of the world of insects with Roussel, and wandering the alleys of a sometimes strikingly human zoo with Saint-Saëns!

Show for kids
Le Carnaval des animaux sud-américains
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 11:00 am
This stage adaptation of Le Carnaval des animaux sud-américains, a read-along storybook and album created by composer Ezequiel Spucches and author Carl Norac, explores the history South America through a musical tale full of rhythm and fantasy.

Family Concert
Balladines
from 3 to December 4, 2022

With this original and sensitive concert, Ceilin Poggi (voice), Thierry Eliez (piano) and Ilya Green (live illustrations) stage a bouquet of charming melodies, subtly revisited and sure to delight a wide audience.

Family Concert
Ondin et la petite sirène
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:00 am

With this delightful variation on Andersen’s Little Mermaid, author Julie Martigny and composer Julien Le Hérissier have created a lively participatory musical tale that probes the ecological issues of our time.

Family ciné-concert
Ernest et Célestine
from 17 to December 16, 2022
The wonderful animated feature Ernest & Celestine, about a bear and a young mouse on the run, shines in full splendour in this film-concert format, with the score performed live by Benjamin Moussay and Les Forces Majeures.

Family Participatory Concert
Chantons Noël
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Celebrating Christmas in song at the Philharmonie de Paris! An enchanted journey for the whole family, joining the children’s and youth choirs in song, to (re)discover beloved Christmas melodies through the ages. 

Family ciné-concert
Ernest et Célestine
from 17 to December 16, 2022
The wonderful animated feature Ernest & Celestine, about a bear and a young mouse on the run, shines in full splendour in this film-concert format, with the score performed live by Benjamin Moussay and Les Forces Majeures.

Family Participatory Concert
Sing’in Philharmonie
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Family Concert
Debussy / Iberia
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Show for kids
Poupoule
28 & January 29, 2023

This imaginative concert by actress and singer Justine Curatolo with pianist Élisa Bellanger and illustrator Marion Auvin interweaves music and drawing to celebrate the unbridled creativity of Francis Poulenc.

Show for kids
Un contre un
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm
With Un contre un, a lively and free-spirited variation on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, director and choreographer Raphaëlle Boitel conjures a whimsical universe at the shifting crossroads between theatre, circus and music.

Family Concert
Tableaux d’une exposition
Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm

This family-friendly concert, preceded by preparatory workshops, features live illustrations by Dominique Bertail, who gives free rein to his imagination as the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s famous Pictures at an Exhibition.

Family Concert
Robert Schumann / Liederkreis
Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Family Concert
Ève et Adam
Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Les Vibrants Défricheurs, Murmures Machines
Family Concert
Murmures machines
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm

In Murmures machines, musicians Antoine Berland and Denis Brély, both members of Les Vibrants Défricheurs collective, share the acoustic space with a fleet of automated instruments and recorded voices, in an innovative hymn to musical freedom.

Family Concert
Stravinski / Le chant du rossignol
Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Family Participatory Concert
Community Project
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

For forty years, the San Francisco Symphony has been engaged in education and community outreach for young and older audiences alike. Today, it shares this wealth of experience with the amateur musicians of the Greater Paris region.

Show for kids
Ombres épiques
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 11:00 am

The magnificent shadow puppetry of Indonesia, wayang kulit, recognised by UNESCO as a masterpiece of the heritage of humanity, takes the stage in Ombres épiques, an enchanting show sure to delight spectators of all ages.

Show for kids
Et puis
from 25 to March 26, 2023
ET PUIS, a new show by La Soupe Compagnie combining puppets, paper theatre and music, transposes to the stage Icinori’s stunning book by the same name, in a rich visual and acoustic tapestry.

Family Concert
Ornithologie
15 & April 16, 2023
Un Poco Loco trio, specialising in reinterpreting jazz standards, presents Ornithologie, a concert devoted entirely to Charlie Parker, the peerless Bird whose music they transmit here with playful lightness and didactic clarity.

Show for kids
Allo cosmos
Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm

With Allo Cosmos, weaving together science-fiction, dance, video mapping and electronic music, multimedia artist Marc de Blanchard and choreographer Fanny Paris have created a colourful reverie in the stars, in a staging that is full of surprises.

Show for kids
Muerto o vivo
20 & May 21, 2023
With this highly inventive hybrid show Muerto o vivo, the company Le Grand L’Ombre combines animated film, theatre and music to tell a scintillating futuristic fable, in constant oscillation between burlesque and fantastical.

Show for kids
Lewis Murphy / Belongings
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 11:00 am
Family Concert
Chantons et jouons avec Victor Hugo
Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:00 am
Family Concert
Le Chat du rabbin
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm

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Philharmonie des enfants

A new area dedicated to children aged 4 to 10: to play, explore, listen, live and feel the music.
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Philharmonie des enfants

Exhibition

Musicanimale

Musicanimale turns an ear to the natural living world, from bird calls and insect chirping to melodic whale song and choral howling of wolves. While showing the extraordinary influence of animal voices in the history of art and music, the exhibition…

Exhibition

Musicanimale

Exhibition

Fela Kuti

Afrobeat rebellion

from October 20, 2022 to June 11, 2023

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti—trumpeter, saxophonist, singer, pianist and composer—left an immense legacy, as much musical as political, that has influenced generations of artists, from the jazz scene to hip-hop. 

Exhibition

Fela Kuti

Afrobeat rebellion

from October 20, 2022 to June 11, 2023

Exhibition

Basquiat Soundtracks

 

 

Designed in collaboration with the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, this exhibition offers a new perspective on the work of the prodigious American painter, for whom music was a powerful thread running through his life and work. Offering as much to hear…

Exhibition

Basquiat Soundtracks

 

 

Festival July 2 to 13, 2022

Days Off

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The Smile, Celeste, Kae Tempest, Jarvis Cocker, Kings of Convenience, Andrew Bird & l’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, St. Vincent ...

Festival from August 31 to September 11, 2022

Jazz à la Villette

Discover the 2022 line-up and book your tickets now.

Jacob Banks, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kokoroko, Roberto Fonseca, Cimafunk & Fred Wesley, Tank and the Bangas, Angel Bat Dawid, Emile Parisien, Chief Adjuah (Christian Scott), Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Knower, …

3rd edition

Pierre Boulez biennial

from April 12 to 16, then form May 2 to 3, 2023

The third edition of this event, served by exceptional performers – Daniel Barenboim, at the piano, with his Boulez Ensemble or conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Arditti Quartet and, of course, the Ensemble intercontemporain – brings together the…

3rd edition

Pierre Boulez biennial

from April 12 to 16, then form May 2 to 3, 2023

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You wish to awaken the interest of your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces in music… to give them the opportunity to discover activities  which are rich, varied and suitable for their age-group?

Programming
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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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  • Subscriptions: April 7, 12pm
  • Youth Subscriptions: April 11, 12pm
  • Single tickets for concerts and activities: May 9, 12pm
  • Concerts and activities for children and families: June 2, 12pm