8th Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

8 June - 1 July 2021

As the star of a season marking the centenary of his death, Camille Saint-Saëns also occupies a central place in the eighth Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris Festival.
The festival opens on 8 June at the Philharmonie de Paris with the composer’s Symphony No. 3 'with organ', the overture to La Princesse jaune and the Cello Concerto No. 1, performed by the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse conducted by Tugan Sokhiev. A 'Saint-Saëns world tour' follows on 15 June featuring his four symphonic poems performed by Les Siècles conducted by François-Xavier Roth, and concertante pieces by Renaud Capuçon on the violin and Bertrand Chamayou on the piano. The Louvre Auditorium will host two chamber music concerts on 9 and 16 June: 'Nuits', a recital with Véronique Gens and the ensemble I Giardini, and a programme for flute, viola and harp featuring Frédéric Chatoux, Marc Desmons and Emmanuel Ceysson. Hervé’s V’lan dans l’œil – one of the festival’s rediscoveries – will be given seven performances at the Théâtre du Châtelet from 16 to 23 June. The gallery of colourful characters are brought to life in Pierre-André Weitz’s exciting staging of this opéra-bouffe in three highly developed acts. The festival will continue at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées: on 18 June, sacred music will be featured in a programme combining Paisiello’s Mass for the coronation of Napoleon with an unknown Parisian variant of Mozart’s Requiem. Charles Lecocq’s irresistible La Fille de Madame Angot, a major work of the late nineteenth century, will be performed in a concert version on 30 June as it was first heard in Brussels in 1872. The last event, on 1 July at the Auditorium de Radio France, will focus on symphonic works by women composers performed by the Orchestre National de France under the direction of Debora Waldman, joined by Raphaël Perraud on the cello for Marie Jaëll’s Cello Concerto.
To prolong the festival, Saint-Saëns enthusiasts will be able to go to the Opéra de Rouen Normandie on 3 July to discover Phryné, an opéra-comique given in an entirely new concert version with recitatives by André Messager.

Programme

Tue 8
June
19.00
Concert Symphonic Music Philharmonie de Paris - Grande salle Pierre Boulez

Saint-Saëns

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Tue 15
June
20.00
Concert Philharmonie de Paris - Grande salle Pierre Boulez

Tour du monde
Saint-Saëns

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Wed 16
June
19.00
Concert Chamber Music Auditorium du Musée du Louvre

Romantic Harp

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Festival venues

Philharmonie de Paris - Grande salle Pierre Boulez

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France

Auditorium du Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre
Cour Napoléon et Pyramide du Louvre
75001 Paris
France
Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
Camille Saint-Saëns