Musée d'Orsay: Evening concerts

Evening concerts

Philippe Jordan© Jean-François Leclerc / OnP
Splendid symphonic concerts in the nave or intimate exchange between great artists in the auditorium. With two musicians or with a hundred, the music at the Musée d'Orsay dares to confront different eras, fly on the words of the melody or surrender to pure instrumental extasy.

16 November 2019 - 6 June 2020
Musée d'Orsay

The eternal return: ancient music cycle

Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo García Alarcón, Jodie Devos, Cyril Auvity

Born in Argentina, conductor Leonardo García Alarcón initially embraced his Latin temperament through an Italian baroque repertoire. The ensemble he founded, Cappella Mediterranea, has become one of the world’s best known in this style. But driven by his love for France, this musician also harbours a passion for the music of the Grand Siècle and the Lumières. Don't miss out on his conducting of Rameau, whose orchestral depth and inventive genius constitute one of the apexes of French music.

Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón, direction
Jodie Devos, soprano
Cyril Auvity, ténor

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Airs et danses des opéras Les Indes galantes, Les Boréades, Platée, Dardanus et Hyppolyte et Aricie

Preceded by

Pre-concert (in French): Paris 1900: capital of ancient music

With Ivan Alexandre, musicologist and journalist

In 1900, Debussy wrote his Nocturnes, Satie played Jack in the Box, and Aristide Bruant sung A la Goutte d'or.
Paris was turning to modernity during the Belle Epoque. Yet at the same time, Wanda Landowska rediscovered the harpsichord, Saint-Saëns published the forgotten operas of Rameau, and the Schola Cantorum revived Monteverdi. Thus from a vague memory, ‘ancient music’ became a movement.

Leonardo García Alarcón© Vincent Arbelet

 
Wed 16 October 2019 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration Access the auditorium at 7 pm and enjoy the 30-minute pre-concert

Rates

Rate A
Full rate: €35
Members and friends: €30
Young person and solidarity rate: €8 for the concert,
Subscription (18 concerts)
Full rate: €219
Members and friends: €159, pre-concert free on presentation of the ticket of the concert of October 16 at 8pm

Autumn Musical Promenade

The Académie Orsay-Royaumont in the museum galleries

Les lauréats 2019 de l'Académie Orsay-Royaumont
Elena Harsanyi
, soprano
Toni Ming Geiger, piano
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano
Sarah Ristorcelli, piano
Michael Rakotoarivony, baryton
Teodora Oprisor, piano
Fabian Langguth, baryton
Camille Lemonnier, piano

Romain Louveau © Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

 
Thu 21 November 2019 - 18h00
Musée d'Orsay

Duration until 9.45pm

Rates

Free on presentation of museum entrance ticket

The triumph of Mélodie and Lied

Véronique Gens, Susan Manoff

The passionate patron of the Académie Orsay-Royaumont, Véronique Gens is one of the greatest performers of French repertoire, on stage and at recitals. It is therefore safe to say that you can follow her lead with your eyes closed, or rather wide open to admire each of her gestures and expressions that express the poetry of the music. This year that marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, Véronique Gens will once again be proving what a legendary singer she truly is with her major melody cycle <span class="italiquenoir"Summer Nights.

Véronique Gens, soprano
Susan Manoff, piano

Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'été, H 81A
Camille Saint-Saëns
Mélodies persanes, op. 26
Léo Delibes
Mélodies
Reynaldo Hahn
Mélodies

Véronique Gens© Franck Juery

 
Thu 21 November 2019 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate A
Full rate: €35
Members and friends: €30
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

The Orchestre de Paris in the nave

The Opera is celebrating its 350th anniversary! The perfect opportunity to invite the Paris Opera Orchestra to the museum. Assembled by Lully, the oldest French ensemble has created grandiose lyrical tragedies and baroque amusements, set the standard for romantic opera and composed the leading works of modernity. Philippe Jordan, its musical director, honours this tradition with a combination of technical perfection and ardour. He is presenting a sensational Franco-Russian dual for Orsay’s nave.
Debussy’s Images - a manifesto of French orchestral music - is answered by the spectacular and abundant Suites taken from his ballet Romeo and Juliet. The works of the Russian composer features prominently in the repertoire of the Opera Ballet and Orchestra. As proved once again by this exceptional concert.

Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
Philippe Jordan
direction

Claude Debussy
Images pour orchestre, FL 118
Sergeï Prokofiev
Roméo et Juliette, suites n° 1 et 2, extraits

Philippe Jordan © Jean-François Leclerc / OnP

 

Coproduction musée d'Orsay – Opéra national de Paris

Mon 9 December 2019 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Special rate: €5 (standing) / €20 (seated). Free seating. Some seats afford reduced visibility.

The eternal return

Jean Rondeau, Thomas Dunford

A more intimate but certainly no more conventional take on Rameau and his contemporaries. These pieces for keyboard and chamber ensemble pay tribute to one of the most daring adventures in French music. If daring is one of the facets, then so is virtuosity and an incredible sensitivity. All qualities shared by the rising stars of the French baroque scene, Jean Rondeau and Thomas Dunford, whose mellowness goes hand in hand with self-sacrifice and boundless artistic stringency.

Jean Rondeau, clavecin
Thomas Dunford, luth

Œuvres de Jean-Philippe Rameau, Antoine Forqueray, Marin Marais, Robert de Visée, François Couperin, Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

Jean Rondeau© Shura Rusanova

 
Thu 19 December 2019 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate B
Full rate: €25
Members and friends: €19
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

Winter Musical Promenade

The Académie Orsay-Royaumont in the museum galleries

Les lauréats 2019 de l'Académie Orsay-Royaumont
Elena Harsanyi
, soprano
Toni Ming Geiger, piano
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano
Sarah Ristorcelli, piano
Michael Rakotoarivony, baryton
Teodora Oprisor, piano
Fabian Langguth, baryton
Camille Lemonnier, piano

Romain Louveau © Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

 
Thu 20 February 2020 - 18h00
Musée d'Orsay

Duration until 9.45pm

Rates

Free on presentation of museum entrance ticket

The triumph of Mélodie and Lied

Christoph Prégardien, Ulrich Eisenlohr

In terms of the intensity of the internal drama, literary prowess and visionary music, Winterreise [Winter Journey] stands unrivalled, a fundamental masterpiece in the history of lied - and perhaps of all western melody -, a remorseless cycle of the ill-fated lover on the edge of madness. Although many singers have taken their shot, few are equal to the immensity of the challenge. Christoph Prégardien, one of the greatest German tenors, is one of these rare few.

Christoph Prégardien, ténor
Ulrich Eisenlohr, piano

Franz Schubert
Winterreise, D 911

Christoph Prégardien© Hans Morren

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

Rates

Rate A
Full rate: €35
Members and friends: €30
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

The Opera Orchestra in the nave

Created almost two centuries ago for the symphonic repertoire, the Orchestre de Paris has always held German music in high regard: Wagner declared it superior to the ensembles in his country, while Karajan, his musical advisor from 1969 to 1971, fostered this aesthetic. Mahler, who holds the place of honour in the concert programme, is a culmination in the history of symphonic music. Pushing the boundaries of traditional forms, he magnified them in terms of both duration and the size of the ensemble. Such is the effect of sacred celebration engendered by his works that it would have been impossible to associate another piece with the programme. The majestic setting of the museum nave adds a touch of magic to the impassioned conducting of Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Orchestre de Paris
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
, direction

Gustav Mahler
Symphonie en la mineur, no 6

Jukka-Pekka Saraste© Felix Broede

 

Coproduction musée d'Orsay – Orchestre de Paris

Fri 6 March 2020 - 20h30
Musée d'Orsay
Allée centrale des sculptures

Rates

Special rate: €5 (standing) / €20 (seated). Free seating. Some seats afford reduced visibility.

Spring Musical Promenade

The Académie Orsay-Royaumont in the museum galleries

Les lauréats 2019 de l'Académie Orsay-Royaumont
Elena Harsanyi
, soprano
Toni Ming Geiger, piano
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano
Sarah Ristorcelli, piano
Michael Rakotoarivony, baryton
Teodora Oprisor, piano
Fabian Langguth, baryton
Camille Lemonnier, piano

Alex Rosen et Michał Biel© Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

 
Thu 2 April 2020 - 18h00
Musée d'Orsay

Duration until 9.45pm

Rates

Free on presentation of museum entrance ticket

The triumph of Mélodie and Lied

Stéphane Degout, Alain Planès

Stéphane Degout is another patron of the Académie d'Orsay-Royaumont, alongside Véronique Gens. A prolific artist, whose perfect diction creates an almost physical, theatrical and emotional impact. Join the mysterious and subtle musician Alain Planès for an extraordinary moment based on the works of Verlaine.

Stéphane Degout, baryton
Alain Planès, piano

Gabriel Fauré
La Bonne Chanson, op. 61
Ernest Chausson
Deux poèmes de Verlaine, op. 34
Autres mélodies sur des poèmes de Verlaine

Stéphane Degout© Jean-Baptiste Millot

 
Fri 5 June 2020 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate A
Full rate: €35
Members and friends: €30
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

Combined offer for the concerts on 5 and 6 June
Full rate: €48
Members and friends: €38
Young person and solidarity rate: €16

The triumph of Mélodie and Lied

Dame Sarah Connolly, Malcolm Martineau

Ranging from tragic outbursts to unbridled comedy, Dame Sarah Connolly has also develop an attuned and melancholic recitative repertoire. For this concert she will be taking us back to the 1900s, crossing the Channel in search of French composers including Cécile Chaminade, before setting a course for Vienna with a mix of post-romanticism and modernity. Hugo Wolff glorifies German poetry, while Zemlinsky investigates the Franco-Belgium symbolism of Maeterlinck.

Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Maurice Ravel
Shéhérazade, O 41
Claude Debussy
Trois chansons de Bilitis, FL 97
Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures, op. 37
Hugo Wolff
Auch kleine Dinge können uns entzücken, no 1 du livre I extrait de Italiennisches Liederbuch
Gesang Weylas
extrait de Gedichte von Eduard Mörike
Kennst du das Land
extrait de Goethe Lieder
Nachtzauber
Die Zigeunerin
extrait de Gedichte von Joseph von Eichendorff
Alexander von Zemlinsky
6 Gesänge nach Gedichten von Maurice Maeterlinck, op. 13
Charles Villiers Stanford
A Soft Day, op. 140 no 3 extrait de A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster
La Belle Dame sans Merci

Cécile Chaminade
Te souviens-tu ?
Attente
Viens ! mon bien-aimé
Si j'étais jardinier des cieux


Sarah Connolly© Christopher Pledger

 
Sat 6 June 2020 - 20h00
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate B
Full rate: €25
Members and friends: €19
Young person and solidarity rate: €8

Combined offer for the concerts on 5 and 6 June
Full rate: €48
Members and friends: €38
Young person and solidarity rate: €16


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