Piano Recitals at the Philharmonie de Paris

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Philharmonie de Paris

Until June 22, 2023

No dialogue

Location

Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Capacity 2400 seats

Duration

Approximately one hour

With intermission


Details

Concert 

Suitable for all

No dialogue


Highlights

The grand piano is sitting there on stage, glowing under the spotlights, imposing in size, and all are sitting in silence. The lights go out in the large Pierre Boulez hall of the Philharmonie de Paris. Then each pianist enters the stage with their own personality, confident, charismatic, and waiting to introduce you to their art: Piotr Anderszewski, Maria João Pires, Sir András Schiff, Rafał Blechacz, Maurizio Pollini, Lucas Debargue, Alexandre Tharaud, Arcadi Volodos. Serenely, they adjust their seats in front of the keyboard. Craving the expectations of the audience, the magic begins. Without a single sheet of music for reference, the artists engulf their eager listeners in glorious notes all while sitting in the large, sophisticated yellow and black hall called the Philharmonie de Paris.

Story

The scores of Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy, Scriabin, and Schumann will not unfold over the keyboard. Only the supple and agile fingers of internationally renowned pianists will graze the keyboard of the Philharmonie de Paris. The hall, with its impressive acoustics, lends itself to all pianissimi. From their confidence and ease on this massive instrument, you will understand that each note has been engraved in the minds and hearts of each of these pianists. Book your tickets now to enjoy these strings of notes in an absolutely grandiose yet intimate hall.

 

 

Concert programme

Tuesday the 22nd of November 2022 at 8 p.m.

With Piotr Anderszewski

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier (excerpts from Book II)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31

 

Tuesday the 31st of January 2023 at 8 p.m.

Maria João Pires

Programme to be announced

 

Friday the 3rd of February 2023 at 8 p.m.

Maurizio Pollini

Programme to be announced

 

Sunday the 26th of February 2023 at 4 p.m.

Sir András Schiff

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert

 

Wednesday the 15th of March 2023 at 8 p.m.

Rafał Blechacz

Works by Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert

 

Monday the 3rd of April 2023 at 8 p.m.

Lucas Debargue

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, KV 310

Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 2 op. 38

Prelude op. 45

Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61

Charles-Valentin Alkan: Concerto for solo piano op. 39 No. 8

 

Tuesday the 23rd of May 2023 at 8 p.m.

Alexandre Tharaud

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) transcription by Alexandre Tharaud

Edvard Grieg: 10 Lyrical Pieces

Alexandre Tharaud: Corpus Volubilis

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 “Appassionata”

 

Thursday the 22nd of June 2023 at 8 p.m.

Arcadi Volodos

Works by Robert Schumann and Alexander Scriabin


 

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Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 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

FAQ

How do I get to the Philharmonie de Paris?

The closest station to The Philharmonie de Paris is Porte de Pantin, which you can access by taking the line 5 of the metro, the line T3b of the tramway or the lines 75 and 151 of the bus. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Philharmonie de Paris?

We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of the show and present yourself at the “Invitation” desk on the left as you enter Hall 3. The bilingual staff of the Philharmonie de Paris will take you to your seats. In case of delay, they will be able to collect your ticket but access to the hall will be either on a forté, between two pieces or at the intermission.

What do I get with a Prestige ticket?

The Prestige ticket includes placement in the Prestige category, delivery of a programme on arrival, access to a dedicated reception desk, provision of reception staff for arrival, orientation and screening at reception.

Where will I be seated in the Philharmonie de Paris?

The seats will be in the 1st category in the parterre (left side, right side or center), between rows D and L in general (but there may be exceptions) or at the first balcony level.

Does the Philharmonie have a specific dress code?

For Parisians venues, the dress code tends to be a bit fancier than in other venues, so feel free to have a little fun and dress to impress. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in casual chic attire. Generally, elegant casual wear is required, jackets are recommended for men. Shorts, bermuda shorts, flip-flops, sportswear and trainers are discouraged.

Can I take photos during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, it is not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Philharmonie de Paris to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

At the Philharmonie de Paris, tipping is not allowed.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19