Symphonic Concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Capacity 2400 seats
1 hour and 30 minutes
For all ages
The greatest orchestras, made up of the greatest international conductors, stop in Paris to give us a taste of their interpretations of the greatest masterpieces of all time. Along with the best soloists the world has to offer, their performance will be one you’ll never forget! Their talents will undoubtedly honor the works of Strauss, Beethoven, Saariaho, Ligeti, Messiaen, Debussy, Stravinsky, Grieg... A fantastic mix of demanding creations and more classical pieces.
To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such a glass of champagne and or to the Salon Berlioz. See below for more details.
From the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin to the Met Orchestra conducted by the same conductor, or the London Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Simon Rattle, or the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Salonen… these orchestras have it all! The preciseness of the conductors and musicians mixes beautifully with the violence and poetry of the symphonies at the Philharmonie de Paris. Soloists such as Angel Blue (soprano), Martha Argerich (piano) or Renée Fleming (soprano) will bring additional nuances of feelings to an already full plate. A night full of sensations you must experience for yourself!
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Paavo Järvi, with María Dueñas (violin)
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 “The Four Temperaments”
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, with Alice Sara Ott (piano)
Kaija Saariaho: Vista (French creation)
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December 2022 at 8 p.m.
With the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Lahav Shani, with Martha Argerich (piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Saturday 14 January 2023 at 8 p.m.
With the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Jean Sibelius: The Oceanides
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
Sunday 29 January 2023 at 4 p.m.
With the Filarmonica della Scala - Milan conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin)
Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Sarabande and Dance
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Friday 10 March 2023 at 8 p.m.
With the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with Johan Dalene (violin)
Steven Stucky: Radical Light
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Thursday 6 April and Friday 7 April 2023 at 8 p.m.
With the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Herbert Blomstedt
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 9 “The Great”
Wednesday 12 April 2023 at 8 p.m.
With the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, with Martha Argerich (piano)
Pierre Boulez: Book for Strings
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Fantastical Symphony)
Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May 2023 at 8 p.m.
With the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, with Beatrice Rana (piano)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad”
Tuesday 27 June at 8 p.m.
With The Met Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with Renée Fleming (soprano) and Russell Thomas (tenor)
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Matthew Aucoin: Lear Sketches (European premiere)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture)
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Wednesday 28 June 2023 at 8 p.m.
With The Met Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens (The Trojans) - “Dear Tyrians”, Chasse Royale et Orage, “Adieu, fière cité”
Symphonie fantastique (Fantastical Symphony)
Philharmonie de Paris
If Paris were to be defined in terms of monuments, we would include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Pyramid, the Opéra Garnier, and the Opéra Bastille to name a few.. But from this list the Philharmonie de Paris is surely missing! This impressive monument, inaugurated on January 15th, 2015, is dedicated to symphonic music, chamber music, jazz and world music. Composed of over 340,000 aluminum shiny plates, its impressive facade of the Philharmonie de Paris has become a famous landmark of north-eastern Paris.
All types of music can be found at the Philharmonie de Paris. This venue hosts orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France and welcomes major international orchestras, conductors, and musicians who make their difficult scores look easy as they perform them for 2,400 astonished spectators. The acoustic excellence of the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, entrusted to New Zealand’s Sir Harold Marshall and Japan’s Yasuhisa Toyota, creates particularly favorable conditions for listening to pianissimo, pizzicato, or even delicate harp chords.
The soft colors of the blond wood featured in the hall paired with the balconies, which seem to loom weightless, create a real sense of intimacy, especially since the distance between the conductor and the closest listener is a mere 32 meters! A hall that holds a sense of esteemed intimacy despite its size, and with an international and varied programme... You must experience it for yourself first-hand!
Fast Facts Capacity: 2,400 Wheelchair accessible? Yes Airconditioned? Yes