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1. September 2014   |   No Comments

Nothing new

Nothing new

When a new rock band or pop singer has a little success, there will always be someone to say “Pfff, nothing new there, _____ released a similar song __ years ago. Musicians nowadays don’t create any new music.” Well, it seems that that tune is as old as music itself.

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28. August 2014   |   No Comments

Les Simpsons, icônes du classique

Les Simpsons, icônes du classique

En tant que salle de concerts et d’institution publique, il nous tient à coeur d’attirer chaque saison un nouveau public, d’attiser la curiosité des gens qui n’ont jamais eu l’idée de mettre un pied à la Philharmonie. Il s’agit là d’un défi commun à tous les lieux culturels, qui relève de la survie pure et [...]

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26. August 2014   |   No Comments

Musicians at home

Coppice's practice room (photo: Billie Jean Howard)

Like every kid, I used to think that my teachers never left the school grounds and never went home to their family. In my mind they just didn’t have a home and a family. For all I knew my teachers were like robots that were turned off as soon as we left the classroom at [...]

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20. August 2014   |   No Comments

Do you know Mendelssohn?

There's always more to know about Felix Mendelssohn (oil painting by Theodor Hildebrandt)

We’re sure you know this but we want you to make the best of our concerts. Getting the right seat is part of the fun, of course but to really enjoy a concert we sometimes need some background information. We’re not talking about a detailed lecture about the first movement of the symphony you’re about [...]

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14. July 2014   |   19 Comments

2013/14 season: our favourites pics + giveaway!

"Sommernachtstraum" (photo: Sébastien Grébille)

You may have noticed that there is always a photographer at a Philharmonie concert. Sometimes he is hidden in the control room, sometime he moves discreetly around the Grand Audiorium or the Salle de Musique de Chambre to capture the best moments. Right after the concert or the next morning our press officer Fränz sends [...]

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11. July 2014   |   No Comments

Time well wasted #30

17 looks behind the scene at the Royal Opera House

Although we had a blast at the “End-of-season party” last Friday, we were not really done with the 2013/14 season. In fact, we still have two concerts taking place tonight (the OPL’s “Operconcert am Summer” and Regenorchester XV – join us if you can!). But then… Then we’ll be on holiday! Well, sort of: some [...]

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8. July 2014   |   1 Comment

Compositeur en résidence: the making-of!

Compositeur en résidence: the making-of!

Yesterday we said goodbye to our composer in residence. Now we’re ready to let you take a sneak peek behind the scenes! The hands who sewed the Tchaikovsky puppet, the scripts and of course, the things that didn’t work out… You’ll see it all in this short video!

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6. July 2014   |   1 Comment

Goodbye, Piotr!

Goodbye, Piotr!

In our last episode, Piotr’s life takes an unexpected dramatic turn as he reveals his inner feelings to our female protagonist. The farewell was clearly inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin. And what a coincidence! It will be performed by the OPL for their “Operconcert am Summer” on July 11th. Tickets are available online and through [...]

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4. July 2014   |   No Comments

Time well wasted #29

DJ QBert: 2 hours before the EOSP

My head is full of the End-of-season party. In fact, my ears are too because the soundcheck is taking place in the Foyer as I write. And in case you’ve never noticed, all the offices at the Philharmonie open onto the Foyer. I don’t know why I bothered to close my window, it doesn’t make [...]

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27. June 2014   |   No Comments

Time well wasted #28

The ETO was back in Luxembourg this week thanks to the EME Foundation.

This week we said goodbye to a long-time colleague and a student who gave us a hand for two months. *sigh* Life goes on… But time certainly doesn’t fly. In fact, if it went by any slower, I’m sure it’d come to a halt. I mean, can we throw that end-of-season party already? One more [...]

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