Paris and Paris Region Concerts and Opera

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MUSIC

CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE - PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS

JAMAICA JAMAICA !- April 4 to August 13, 2017
philharmoniedeparis.fr

The Caribbean island of Jamaica has its own exceptional place in the history of music. This exhibition explores the many facets of this history reinterpreted through the prism of post-colonial conflict and the cultural encounters that have given birth to its unique and universal music, from reggae to the contemporary urban music of DJs, sound systems, remixes and dub. Using rarely seen objects, images and films, the exhibition provides an understanding of how the music of this tiny island has conquered the world. Click here for details.

MAISON DE LA RADIO

BRUCH / TCHAIKOVSKI - PICK UP YOUR BOWS! WEEKEND - * May 13, 2017*
maisondelaradio.fr [French language only]

The musicians of the Orchestre National de France perform the posthumously published Max Bruch String Octet and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.



MAISON DE LA RADIO

RAVEL -June 1, 2017
maisondelaradio.fr [French language only]

Under the baton of Franck Mikkon, mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova and The Philharmonique de Radio France perform Shéhérazade, the Mother Goose Suite and the Daphnis et Chloé Suite n°2.



CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE - PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS

DAYS OFF - June 30 to July 10, 2017
daysoff.fr [French language only]

The 8th Days Off festival features AIR, Metronomy, Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales Room 29, Savages, Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, James Vincent McMorrow, Lady Sir (Rachida Brakni & Gaëtan Roussel), Kate Tempest, Calypso Valois and The Color Bars Experience with a set that celebrates Nick Drake.



OPERA

OPÉRA DE PARIS

THE SNOW MAIDEN, -NIKOLAÏ IMSKI-KORSAKOV - April 15 to May 3, 2017
operadeparis.fr - Opéra Bastille

Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden) was born far back in time in the mythical kingdom of Tsar Berendey, the fruit of the union between the Spring Fairy and Old Man Winter. Protected by her parents against the jealous intentions of the Sun god Yarilo who has vowed to warm her heart when she grows to adulthood and falls in love, Snegurochka the snow maiden is entrusted to the wood sprite… A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy enriched by the rigours of the weather. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegurochka, with production and musical direction in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov.



OPÉRA DE PARIS

LA VEUVE JOYEUSE, FRANZ LEHÁR - September 9 to October 21, 2017
operadeparis.fr - Opéra Bastille

A ball at the Pontevedrian Embassy in Paris is the theatrical backdrop for political and romantic intrigue. Although the fortune of widow Hanna Glawari must remain on Pontevedrian soil, a marriage with fellow countryman Count Danilo would guarantee the stability of the country. An ideal match then, but not the easiest to secure… Underpinning a whirlwind plot never far removed from the dance, Franz Lehár’s score embraces the true Viennese tradition to display a degree of orchestral and melodic refinement rarely achieved in operetta. Waltzes, mazurkas and polkas set the pace for a production that, transposed to the 1920s, celebrate the splendours of a bygone world, at the same time as lifting the curtain on its fragility.

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Contact

Jennifer Mc Lean
ATOUT FRANCE
New York, NY 10022
United States