The Philharmonie de Paris begins with a bang, its first season filled with original events, from prestigious concerts and family weekends to collective and participative musical practice workshops.
Setting the tone with an exciting first season, the Philharmonie aims to be a new cultural hub with something for everyone. From international to local artists, amateur musicians to music lovers – everyone is invited to take part in the adventure. It has been designed as a welcoming place of exchange and sharing, with high artistic standards and the core mission of reaching out to new audiences, for the exploration of both existing repertories and musical creation – in classical music, dance, jazz, world music and contemporary music.
A multitude of unique spaces
The buildings created by Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc offer a multitude of spaces for unique new ways to experience music. The Grande Salle is the ideal setting for the symphonic and choral repertory – whether classical, romantic or contemporary – as well as for Baroque works, piano recitals, and jazz or world music concerts. Appreciated over the past twenty years for its excellent qualities, the concert hall is well-suited to combined- and mixed-genre events. For smaller, more intimate gatherings, there are the Amphitheatre, educational spaces and rehearsal rooms. “La Rue musicale” (a large area beneath a glass roof) and outdoor locales around the buildings provide spaces for the expression of urban music.
A Philharmonie for everyone
From traditional concerts to musical practice workshops, Museum concert-walks to participative concerts and family-friendly theme weekends, conference cycles and exhibitions at the Museum, the public is invited to bring to life and appropriate a project that has room for everyone. The variety of original event formats gives everyone the freedom to choose their path and to appreciate music in their own way.