Musée d'Orsay: Monet Night

Monet Night

Claude MonetLe jardin de l'artiste à Giverny© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Between Luncheon on the Grass, the large format painting that he began when he was just twenty-five years old, and the Water Lilies cycle, which occupied the latter years of his life, Claude Monet (1840-1926) produced many masterpieces, which are today part of European and World artistic heritage.

In 1918, to mark the end of the war and the return of peace in Europe, the artist gave the first two panels of The Water Lilies to the French State. This centenary is being celebrated with the exhibition The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet at the Musée de l'Orangerie. For Museum Night, his work and his legacy will be in the spotlight both at the Musée d'Orsay and at the Musée de l'Orangerie, to the sound of a decidedly modern popular music which arrived in Europe in the same era and which will resonate on both sides of the Seine: jazz.

Swing jazz, at the Musée d'Orsay, with the Umlaut Big Band, a group of 14 young jazzmen who will perform the tunes of European composers from 1926 to 1940.

At the Musée de l'Orangerie, the music of Charlie Parker and Morton Feldman, among others, will be performed by the Julien Pontvianne Quartet

19 May 2018
Musée d'Orsay

From 6pm to midnight, last entry at 11pm and rooms cleared at 11.30pm

Free admission to the collections and to the Wild Souls exhibition

Presentations of Claude Monet’s works

The museum guides will present, in the Musée d'Orsay collections, several works by Claude Monet, including Women in the Garden, Poppy Field, The Artist’s Garden at Giverny.

See French version for the list of works

Sat 19 May 2018 - 19h30
Sat 19 May 2018 - 20h30
Sat 19 May 2018 - 21h30
Sat 19 May 2018 - 22h30
Musée d'Orsay

Level 0, room 18 and level 5

Duration each presentation: 20 min



In French

This is a Big Band!, Concert for children

A partir de 5 ans

Both entertaining and educational, the musicians of the Umlaut Big Band will introduce children to the different families of instruments that make up a Big Band.

Sat 19 May 2018 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Allée centrale des sculptures

Duration 10 min



Concerts Europe in the time of Swing

Jazz was the most sensational dance music being played in Europe in the inter-war period. A huge network of European musicians made it very popular then. Come and discover the richness of their repertoire, and celebrate the Golden Age of Swing with the Umlaut Big Band.

On the program: Alexander Tsfasman, Sid Phillips, Jo Bouillon, Luis Bienvenido, James Kok, Jack Hylton, Jan Sima, Charles Redland…

Umlaut Big Band
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
, musical director and saxophone
Antonin-Tri Hoang, Rémi Fox, Geoffroy Gesser, Pierre Borel, saxophone
Louis Laurain, Brice Pichard, Jules Jassef, trumpet
Bastien Ballaz, Jules Boittin, trombone
Romain Vuillemin, guitar
Yannick Lestra, piano
Sebastien Beliah, double bass
Antonin Gerbal, drums

Umlaut Big Band© Dominique Hamot

Sat 19 May 2018 - 21h00
Sat 19 May 2018 - 22h00
Sat 19 May 2018 - 23h00
Musée d'Orsay
Allée centrale des sculptures

Duration each concert : about 15 min



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