Musée d'Orsay: Ravel revisited

Ravel revisited

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

© Francesco Tristano
This spring, Ravel is invited to the auditorium, an opportunity to cast a new light on a musician who is famous and poorly understood in equal measure. A brilliant composer of course, but also a very bold decorator, as we can see from his house in Monfort-l'Amaury, truly a place of decorative creations worthy of appearing in the Impressionist Decorations exhibition on the museum’s programme this spring. As passionate about all disciplines of the theatre as he was about the music of his time, the works of Maurice Ravel are today a wonderful playground for performers from a broad range of backgrounds.


27 March - 8 June 2021
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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)


Francesco Tristano, piano

Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit, O 55
Francesco Tristano
Circle Songs
Tokyo Stories

Tōru Takemitsu
For Away

Francesco Tristano© Francesco Tristano

Tue 6 April 2021 - 12h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 50 minutes


Rate C: €8 to €16 / available with subscription

Alexander Ramm, violoncelle
Dmitry Masleev, piano

Maurice Ravel
Sonate pour violon et piano dite « posthume », O 12, no 1
Pavane pour une infante défunte, O 19
transcrit pour violoncelle et piano par Maurice Maréchall
La Valse pour piano, O 72
Tzigane, O 76
transcrit pour violoncelle et piano par Laszlo Vargal
Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot

Alexander Ramm© Marina Frakina

Tue 18 May 2021 - 12h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 50 minutes


Rate C: €8 to €16 / available with subscription

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

Trio Chausson

Maurice Ravel
Rapsodie espagnole, O 54 transcrite pour trio avec piano par Boris de Larochelambert
Trio pour piano et cordes en la mineur, O 67
Joaquín Turina
Trio pour piano et cordes en si mineur, op. 76, no 2

Trio Chausson© Pauline Meyer

Tue 8 June 2021 - 12h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 50 minutes


Rate C: €8 to €16 / available with subscription

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