Musée d'Orsay: Evening Concerts at Orsay

Evening Concerts at Orsay

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.

26 November 2020 - 27 May 2021
Musée d'Orsay

Stéphane Degout, baryton
Ensemble Les Apaches
Julien Masmondet, direction

Darius Milhaud
La Création du monde, op. 81
Pascal Zavaro
Le Bestiaire disparu
Francis Poulenc
Le Bestiaire, FP 15a
Maurice Ravel
Histoires naturelles, O 50
Pascal Zavaro
Bestiaire chimérique

Throughout the 20th century, the questioning of the humanity of animals and… the animality of men increased. The bestiaries of Ravel, Poulenc, Milhaud and Zavaro are mirrors held up to the damage we inflict on nature. The great baritone Stéphane Degout, , Julien Masmondet et Les Apaches bring this small world together on the Ark.

Stéphane Degout© Jean-Baptiste Millot

Thu 26 November 2020 - 19h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate A: from €8 to €35

Le Carnaval Jazz des animaux
The Amazing Keystone Big Band
Samuel Labarthe, récitant

Camille Saint-Saëns
Le Carnaval des animaux, R 125

The Amazing Keystone Big Band© DR

Thu 3 December 2020 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


Rate B: €8 to €25

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
Orchestre de Paris
Pablo Heras-Casado
, direction

Maurice Ravel
Alborada del gracioso, O 43, no 4
Boléro, O 81

Modeste Moussorgski
Les Tableaux d'une exposition, orchestration de 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© Emile Moutaud

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

Œuvres de Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc, Charles Loeffler, Léo Ferré.

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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