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26. September 2014   |   No Comments

«Orchestramania»: on remet ça!

«Orchestramania»: on remet ça!

Vous êtes venus nombreux l’an passé quand l’orchestre a décidé de se mettra à nu. (C’est juste une expression, hein.) Les musiciens ont répondu à vos questions, vous ont fait une place sur scène, vous ont montré qu’ils ne jouaient pas que du classique. Vous êtes venus nombreux, oui, et on avait l’impression que vous [...]

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22. September 2014   |   No Comments

Pour les intrépides

Quand on parcourt le programme de saison d’une salle de concerts – disons, au hasard, celui de la Philharmonie, on y trouve tellement de noms (musiciens, ensembles, compositeurs,…) qu’on se contente parfois de se raccrocher à ceux qu’on connait. Non seulement les grands noms servent de balises dans cet océan de concerts mais ils constituent [...]

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19. September 2014   |   No Comments

Our faves from Pinterest

Daniel Hope and Thomas Quasthoff in rehearsal for "Theresienstadt" at the Verbier Festival. Photo: Nicolas Brodard

In an attempt to keep things here interesting we spend a lot of time of the web, hopping from one site to another, looking for information that could make decent blog material. We often come across nice pictures − of us, of artists who’ve performed here, of artists that we simply like. It was only [...]

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10. September 2014   |   No Comments

Jazz caught on film

Duke Ellington (photo: Gjon Mili for LIFE)

As you know by now, we like pictures and we like old stuff. So it was only a matter of time before the work of Gjon Mili caught our eye. Mili was a photographer for Life magazine, a job he kept from 1939 until his death in 1984. During his career, he took pictures of [...]

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8. September 2014   |   No Comments

Not a war concerto

Gabriel Prokofiev (source: gabrielprokofiev.com)

“What’s in a name?”, wondered Juliet Capulet. Gabriel Prokofiev, were he not Gabriel Prokofiev call’d, would retain his passion for music and talent for composition. But with a grandfather as illustrious as Sergei, you’d think a name like that is more of a burden. No wonder Gabriel Prokofiev said he found liberation when he turned [...]

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3. September 2014   |   No Comments

«Darkness and Light»

«Darkness and Light»

Pourquoi s’en tenir à de simples récitals d’orgue quand on peut enrichir l’expérience de cette musique de mille façons? C’est la question qui semble traverser le travail de Bernard Foccroulle. Après avoir présenté un projet dansé en 2012 avec Salva Sanchis, chorégraphe de la compagnie Rosas, il s’associe avec l’artiste vidéo australienne Lynette Wallworth.

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1. September 2014   |   1 Comment

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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