Stanford University Symphony in concert at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles

Published by Communiqué Sponsorisé · Published on May 24th, 2024 at 01:55 p.m.
On June 19 at 8:30 pm, Culture France presents the opening concert of the Stanford University Symphony Orchestra's 2024 French tour in the Salle Richelieu at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles. Reserve your tickets now for this evening of classical music.

Enjoy a magical evening with the Stanford University Symphony Orchestra on their 2024 French tour, presenting a spellbinding repertoire that will transport you to a world of music and emotion!

Under the direction of Maestro Paul Phillips, this renowned orchestra from California, one of the most prestigious orchestras in the United States, offers a diversified program that will delight the most demanding music lovers.


JOHN WILLIAMS:"Olympic Fanfare and Theme" - Immerse yourself in the excitement of the Olympic Games with this imposing fanfare.

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK:"Three Spirituals" - A vibrant exploration of the musical richness of spirituals.

HECTOR BERLIOZ:"Hungarian March" - Let yourself be carried away by the spellbinding rhythms of this Hungarian march.

RICHARD STRAUSS:"Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" - A witty, humorous masterpiece that will make you laugh and think.


After intermission, let yourself be seduced by breathtaking performances:

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS:"Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33" - With Christopher Costanza on cello, discover the beauty and virtuosity of this captivating concerto.

GEORGE GERSHWIN:"An American in Paris" - Journey through the bustling streets of Paris with this iconic, spellbinding work.

This evening marks the start of a tour of France, with stops in Lyon, Arles, Nice and Monte Carlo. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable musical experience with the Stanford University Symphony Orchestra!

Despite the rarity of the event, we were able to sponsor tickets at a contributory price of €4.00.

Find out more about the Stanford Symphony Orchestra :

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra(SSO) is one of the jewels of the American university music scene, rooted in a rich history dating back to the founding of Stanford University in 1891. Comprising nearly a hundred talented students, the SSO delights the Stanford campus each year with a series of outstanding concerts. Recent programs have included masterpieces such as Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Debussy's La Mer, Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, and works by Mahler, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and many others.

This year, the SSO presents a historic concert at Versailles, in the year of the Olympic Games. This prestigious performance testifies to the orchestra's excellence and international reputation, offering a musical experience in an emblematic and majestic setting. A rare and masterful occasion not to be missed.

Paul Phillips embodies the quintessence of classical music as conductor, composer, pianist and scholar.

As head of orchestral studies at Stanford University, he enlightens and inspires the next generation of musicians. With an impressive track record, having conducted over 75 orchestras worldwide and a repertoire of more than 1,100 works, his passion and dedication are undeniable. As a composer, he fashions pieces ranging from operas to orchestral compositions, demonstrating boundless creativity. His academic commitment is equally remarkable, with scholarly publications exploring the nuances of music and literature. Phillips doesn't limit himself to music alone; he also brings his expertise to the film industry as a musical consultant.


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On June 19th, 2024

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    10 Rue de la Chancellerie
    78000 Versailles

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    Versailles train station


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    Accessible from Versailles' 3 train stations, Rive Gauche, Rive Droite and Chantier - a 7-minute walk away - the Palais des Congrès is located just to the left of the Château, offering easy evening parking.

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