Located in the extension of the Cité de la Musique in the heart of eastern Paris, the Paris Philharmonic revitalizes the neighborhood. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the building’s futuristic curves are made of shiny aluminum spins, covered with 340,000 aluminum birds of seven shapes and in four different colors. The set is very mineral and innovative for the capital.
A 2,400-seats concert hall
The Philharmonie de Paris has a symphony hall of 2400 seats, located in the heart of the building. Just like the shape of the building, it was designed to completely immerse the viewer in the music, with its wraparound configuration based on design, ergonomics and acoustics. The program is intended eclectic as the public can enjoy dance performances, jazz concerts, or classical, world and current. The Philharmonie de Paris has two permanent shows, the Orchestre de Paris and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, but it also receives three other reputable shows: the Paris Chamber Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, and the Orchestre National d’Ile-de -France. Something for all music lovers.
A place of musical and cultural expression
Next to this room out of the ordinary were installed five rehearsal rooms for musicians and ten chamber music studios. This educational center is open throughout the year for group workshops of children and adults who want to discover music. The Philharmonie music museum also hosts temporary exhibitions. From March 2015, the museum will offer a retrospective dedicated to the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, and another dedicated to music and fashion icon David Bowie, retracing the route of this unique dazzling artist.
“David Bowie” exhibition: from March 3rd until May 31st 2015.
“Pierre Boulez” exhibition: from March 17th until June 28th 2015.
The music museum is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 6pm, on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays.