Musée d'Orsay: Evening Concerts at Orsay

Evening Concerts at Orsay

Subject to the sanitary measures in force for the opening of our facilities to the public

Anne Sofie von Otter© Ewa-Marie Rundquist
At night, when the collections go to sleep, the muses awake. From the splendours of the symphonic orchestra to the intimacy of song, from the majesty of the Nave to the cocoon of the auditorium, experience Orsay differently through its great musical events.

18 March - 27 May 2021
Musée d'Orsay

Christoph Prégardien, ténor
Julius Drake, piano

Robert Schumann
Liederkreis, op. 39
Dichterliebe, op. 48

Last season, Christoph Prégardien, heir to the heroes of the German lied such as Häfliger or Schreier, presented us with Winter Journey, a Schubertian classic. He returns to us with these two major cycles by Schumann, in which his skilful diction and musical subtlety will amaze us once again.

Christoph Prégardien© Jean-Baptiste Millot

Thu 18 March 2021 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate A: from €8 to €35

L'Orchestre de Paris et Pablo Heras-Casado dans la nef
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Orchestre de Paris
Pablo Heras-Casado
, direction

Maurice Ravel
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Modeste Moussorgski
Les Tableaux d'une exposition
Maurice Ravel

An honoured guest for the great symphonic concerts in the Nave, the Orchestre de Paris presents some of Ravel’s most famous works (including the unmissable Bolero) together with the fascinating orchestration he produced for Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Orchestre de Paris et Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, dirigé par Pablo Heras-Casado© Mathias Benguigui / Pasco and Co

Sat 27 March 2021 - 20h30
Musée d'Orsay
Allée centrale des sculptures


Special rate: €25 (seated) / free, reservation required (standing)


Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Lawrence Power, alto
Fabian Frederiksson, guitare électrique

Gabriel Fauré
Hymne, op. 7, n° 2
Claude Debussy
Harmonie du soir, FL 70 n° 2
Gabriel Fauré
La rançon, op. 8, n° 2
Claude Debussy
Le Balcon, FL 70 n° 1
Gabriel Fauré
Chant d'automne, op. 5, n° 1
Claude Debussy
Des pas sur la neige, FL 125, n° 6
Charles Martin Loeffler
La cloche félée, op. 5, n°1
Harmonie du soir

Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une infante défunte, O 19
Emmanuel Chabrier
L'invitation au voyage
Claude Debussy
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir, FL 125, n° 4
Jean Musy
La mort des amants
Sofia Karlsson
Moesta et Errabunda
Léo Ferré
Le vin d'assassin
Les bijoux
Remords posthume
La servante au grand cœur

The great Swedish mezzo-soprano does us the immense honour of taking the stage in the auditorium for a tribute to Baudelaire. From Duparc to Léo Ferré, here she is at home with the verses and repertoires that she loves so much and performs so brilliantly.

Anne Sofie von Otter© Ewa-Marie Rundquist

Thu 8 April 2021 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate A: from €8 to €35

Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano
Pascal Jourdan, piano
Musiciens de l'Orchestre de Paris

Maurice Ravel
Shéhérazade, O 41
Chansons madécasses, O 78
Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, O 64
Introduction et allegro, O 46
Menuet antique, O 7
Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot / Ernest Chausson, La Chanson perpetuelle, op. posth 37

Henri Duparc
L'Invitation au voyage
Chanson triste
La Vie antérieure

We welcome Stéphanie d'Oustrac into the prestigious family of the Orsay and Royaumont masters of lied and melody! A hugely talented lyric actress, celebrated on stages throughout the world, this mezzo-soprano cultivates this most intimate of art forms with love. She excels here in Ravel’s taunting sensuality.

Stéphanie d'Oustrac© Jean-Baptiste Millot

Thu 6 May 2021 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate A: from €8 to €35

Michel Portal and Friends, Take Jazz Seriously
Michel Portal
, clarinette
Théo Ceccaldi, violon
Vincent Peirani, accordéon

Œuvres de Ravel, Stravinsky, Gershwin. Improvisations et arrangements de Michel Portal.

Take Jazz Seriously. This is how Ravel put it when he addressed the American composers. The great Michel Portal could take this motto as his own. In order to revisit Maurice Ravel, he has invited the young guard of jazz, including the very promising Théo Ceccaldi on violin and the amazing Vincent Peirani on accordion, for a concert where classical pieces will merge with transcriptions and improvisations by the great master of the clarinet.

Michel Portal © Benjamin de Diesbach

Thu 27 May 2021 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate A: from €8 to €35

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