Sunday, April 17, 2011

Season 2011/12 in Paris - パリの演奏会、来シーズンは?





The new season’s catalog has arrived from Opera Comique. Over there, Gardiner must be conducting “Der Freischütz” in this week though I gave up the idea of traveling this year. The programs of Opera Comique may tend to be much sophisticated, and I could not find anything interesting to me in the forthcoming season unfortunately. At this point, I thought it might be good to check other concert halls.
First of all, l’Opéra National de Paris. There are popular programs lined up and it must appeal to opera fans, but I would pass them. One thing interesting was the stage of a ballet school.

Next, I investigated Salle Pleyel where I downloaded 70-page thick PDF catalog filled with so many renowned artists, conductors and orchestras, which looked totally magnificent. Just picking some for my own interest, for example, Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir perform Brahms, Stravinsky and Bruckner on October 24; Järvi, Suwanai and Orchestre de Paris play Mendelssohn violin concerto No. 2 and Symphonie Fantastique on November 10; Gergief and London Symphony collaborate with Anne-Sophie Mutter to play Tchaikovsky violin concerto and Shostakovich symphony No. 6 on November 29. Also interesting is that many of American orchestras are scheduled to visit Paris in the autumn.

The last but not the least is the concert under Pyramid of Musée Louvre. One would recall that it started with Boulez and Orchestre de Paris to play Firebird toward the end of 2008 that could be watched on the net, too. This admission-free event comes back twice next season on the winter and summer solstices. December 20, Boulez conducts Schoenberg and Baltok, and on June 21 next year, Kristjan Järvi conducts Falla, Ravel and Rodrigo. The entire Paris is in the festival of music on the day.

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