Fête de la Musique 2023: the Orchestre de Paris in free concert under the Louvre Pyramid

Published by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on April 5th, 2023 at 04:37 p.m.
It is a beautiful musical moment that awaits you under the Louvre pyramid in Paris for the new Fête de la Musique. On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 10 pm, you will be able to enjoy a free concert by the Orchestre de Paris and its musical director Klaus Mäkelä. Note that admission is free, but reservations are required.

Do you like to party? You love music? Don't miss the return of the Fête de la Musique on June 21! Every year, this popular and festive event is an opportunity for many musicians to make live music resound in many different places: from the street to institutions, museums, bars and restaurants, churches and cultural centers...

This year, the Fête de la Musique celebrates its 41st anniversary. The first Fête de la Musique was launched in 1982 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture. That year, the studies and research department of the Ministry of Culture conducted a major survey on the cultural practices of the French. It was discovered that five million people, including one young person in two, play a musical instrument. From then on, Jack Lang, Christian Dupavillon, architect-scenographer, member of his Cabinet and Maurice Fleuret imagined a great popular event with the objective of allowing all musicians to express themselves and to be known. The very first Fête de la Musique was launched on June 21, 1982, the symbolic day of the summer solstice.

To experience a classic and original Fête de la Musique 2023, meet under the Louvre Pyramid in Paris on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

The Orchestre de Paris and its musical director Klaus Mäkelä will give an exclusive and free concert on June 21, 2023, under the Pyramid of the Louvre, on the occasion of the 41st edition of the Fête de la Musique. Like last year, admission is free, but reservations are required.

2023 Fête de la Musique program under the Louvre Pyramid

On the program? Three pieces by Puccini and Gabrieli to take the audience on a wonderful journey to Italy in a nod to the " Naples in Paris " exhibition. Come and listen to other musical horizons with Ligeti's enchanting Atmospheres and Stravinsky's suite from The Firebird, a magical ballet.

  • Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Sonata pian'e forte
  • György Ligeti
  • Atmospheres
  • Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Canzon duodecimi toni
  • Giacomo Puccini
  • Crisantemi
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • The Firebird, orchestra suite (1919 version)

Distribution :

  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Klaus Mäkelä, conductor

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On June 21th, 2023
Starts at 10:00 p.m.



    musée du louvre
    75001 Paris 1

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