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Music beyond the Pierre Boulez Saal

© Volker Kreidler

The "thinking ear" is always curious. This is why the Pierre Boulez Saal is a hall opened to the world of chamber music. We are genuinely interested in the programs of other venues or festivals in Berlin and beyond. In this section we will feature performances, events or initiatives that we consider interesting. 

Philharmonie de Paris

The Grande Salle Pierre Boulez in Paris  

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, created in 2015, encompasses the Cité de la musique, conceived by Christian de Portzamparc, and the new building designed by Jean Nouvel (called Philharmonie). With its numerous spaces, resident ensembles and innovative artistic mission, it is a cultural centre that is truly unique in the world, bringing music awareness and learning to a diverse public.

The story

Born of the desire to bring together, in one unique venue, a musical instrument museum and a concert hall, the Cité de la Musique was inaugurated in January 1995. The Philharmonie finishes off this initial project with la Grande salle Pierre Boulez, its 2400 seat-auditorium and rehearsal halls. With its extravagant structure, the Philharmonie looks like a shiny hill rising from the Parc de la Villette.

The project

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris provides a state-of-the-art facility to national and international symphonic orchestras, such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the London Symphony Orchestra or the Cleveland Orchestra. It also welcomes major soloists:  Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich or Jonas Kaufmann for instance. But even if its programming mainly focuses on classical music, it also embraces pop, jazz and world music, as well as dance. A live online platform broadcasts for free a great selection of concerts, artist interviews and archiveshttp://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr

The Philharmonie’s large offer and location in an up-and-coming eastern Parisian neighbourhood meet with one of the its founding principles, to provide music education and serve cultural democratisation.

Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris

Cité de la Musique
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France