The Unmissables à Paris

Wednesday 1st September 2010

What better way to enjoy the exquisiteness of Paris than listening to some fantastic music in beautiful places? As a French student on an internship in London, I thought it might be interesting to highlight some exciting classical events happening in Paris at the moment.

What? Festival classique au vert

Where? Parc Floral of Paris

When? From August 7th to September 26th (ticketing information)

Great musical rendezvous and charming Parisian summer: the festival Classique au Vert attracts an ever-increasing number drawn by the enchanting Parc Floral, quality and diversity of programming, and the attentive and friendly atmosphere of concerts and events.

By focusing specifically on the generation of 1810, the festival will celebrate the anniversaries of Chopin and Schumann, Mendelssohn and Liszt, but also their nearby contemporaries, Schubert, Berlioz, Brahms…

What? Festival Les solistes aux serres d’Auteuil

Where? Les serres d’Auteuil

When? From August 27th to September 12th (ticketing information)

This festival has, since 2000, supported young pianists, and celebrates Chopin and Schumann in 2010…

A variety of programming, original artists of international renown, and talented young musicians create a feast of music in 17 concerts.

What ? Le Vaisseau Fantôme

Where ? Opéra Bastille

When ? From September 9th to October, 9th (to purchase tickets)

Invaded by mists and spray, Le Vaisseau Fantome (aka The Flying Dutchman) is one of Wagner’s great masterpieces: an opera mixing legends and reality, and about impossibility of living and redemption. Featuring three great singers: James Morris, Klaus Florian Vogt, and Matti Salminen this is one not to miss!

What ? Weber, Wagner, Schumann

Where ? Theatre des Champs-Elysés

When ? September 16th (to purchase tickets)

All year long, Radio France organise classical concerts and operas throughout the world. In October, take the chance to see the Philarmornique Orchestra of Radio France in the beautiful théâtre of the Champs-Elysés with three great pieces from renowned composers : Weber, Wagner and Schumann.