Paris Chamber Orchestra at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
Between 1h 30min and 2h
For all audiences
One of the most beautiful theatres in Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, welcomes the Paris Chamber Orchestra this season in its sublimely colored and gold-adorned large hall. Forty-three musicians deploy all their talents to sublimate the works of Ravel, Haydn, Schumann, Cimarosa, Mozart, Danzi, Stravinsky, Strauss, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Suk... under the fiery baton of conductor Lars Vogt.
Spectators will revel in famous melodies by well-known or, sometimes, forgotten composers. Intense concerts, an intimate yet grandiose atmosphere, an exceptional place! An unforgettable moment to savor together!
Lars Vogt, a German pianist and conductor, has been responsible for the musical direction of the Paris Chamber Orchestra for a glorious two years. This orchestra welcomes a new generation of French musicians, which now makes it one of the youngest permanent orchestras in France. This season is an opportunity to discover these young talents through moving melodies such as Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2, Boieldieu’s Harp Concerto, and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K. 622... Chamber music will be most appreciated in the pink and gold decor of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Matthew Halls (conductor and piano), Marie-Ange Nguci (clarinet)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto K.622
Piano Concerto No. 24 K. 491
Symphony No. 41 K. 551 “Jupiter”
Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 8 p.m
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Trevor Pinnock (conductor) and Les Vents Français
Cimarosa Sinfonia concertante for flute, oboe and orchestra
Mozart Sinfonia concertante for flute, oboe, horn, bassoon and orchestra K. 297b
Symphony No. 31 K. 297 “Paris”
Danzi Sinfonia concertante for flute, clarinet and orchestra
Wednesday, January 11st, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Jonathan Fournel (piano)
Stravinsky Pulcinella, suite
Mozart Concerto for piano No. 18 K. 456
Strauss Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, suite for orchestra
Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (conductor and piano), Christoph and Julian Prégardien (tenors), father and son
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus, overture
Schubert-Reger Prometheus D.674
Schubert-Brahms Greisengesang D. 778
Schubert Der Vater mit dem Kind D. 906
Schubert-Reger Erlkönig D. 328
Beethoven Coriolan, Overture
"Meine Seele ist erschüttert", aria from Christus am Öhlberge op. 85
Schubert "Lied vom Wolkenmädchen", aria from Alfonso und Estrella D. 732
Schubert-Webern “Der Wegweiser”, excerpt from Winterreise D. 911
Schubert Totengräbers Heimweh D. 842
“Der Doppelgänger”, excerpt from Der Schwanengesang D. 957,
Nacht und Träume (orchestration by Clara Olivares)
Im Abendrot D. 799
Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Antonio Méndez (conductor), Célimène Daudet (piano)
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op. 52
Brouard Baron la Croix, for piano and orchestra
Brahms Symphony No. 2 Op. 73
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (conductor), Vilde Frang (violin)
Suk Serenade for strings op. 6
Schumann Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Op. 36
Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (conductor), Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello)
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Double concerto for violin and cello op. 102
Symphony No. 1 op. 68
Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (conductor and piano), Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Brahms Violin Concerto
Piano concerto no. 2 op. 83
Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Paris Chamber Orchestra, Pekka Kuusisto (conductor and violin)
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 K. 219
Clyne Sound and Fury
Haydn Symphony No. 88 Hob. I:88
Friday, June 23rd, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Paris Chamber Orchestra, Hervé Niquet (conductor), David Kadouch (piano)
Bertin The Werewolf, overture
Farrenc Great variations on a theme by Count Wallenberg for piano and orchestra op. 25 Holmès Night and Love
Danglas Love awakens, waltz for orchestra
Bonis Suite in the form of a waltz
De Grandval Entracte, Ukrainian Dance, extracts from Mazeppa
Jaëll Piano Concerto No. 2
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.
Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No
How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theatre is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theatre is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80, and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.
What should I do when I at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the chamber music concert. Show your ticket to the reception at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the staff will take care of you.
Is it mandatory to tip the usher?
Each spectator at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.
Can I take photos during the chamber music concert?
In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the show. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!