White Night – Nuit Blanche 2018 in Paris: 22 hours of concert at the Philharmonie

On the occasion of the White Night 2018, Paris Philharmonie and Cité de la Musique welcome four uncommon program: Voyage en Amérique [Journey in America], Nuit avec les fantômes des compositeurs [Night with the composers’ ghosts], Rencontre avec Erik Satie [Meeting with Erik Satie] and concert homage Studio Venezia [Studio Venezia tribute concert]!

Famous for its rooms with an excellent acoustic making you feel like you’re seated next to musicians, Paris Philharmonie remains open all night long this Saturday October 6, 2018 to celebrate the White Night with a great fanfare.

For the White Night 2018, 4 concert programs are available:

  • Erik Satie night in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez
    Used to the Philharmonie, Nicolas Horvath will perform Erik Satie’s complete piano work that is to say: 8.5 hours of concert. In 2016, he already performed an 11-hour concert at Paris Philharmonie with Philip Glass’ complete piano work.
  • Ghost night in the studio
    Fond of music, Rex Lawson, Denis Hall kept 20,000 records of Debussy’s, Mahler’ and Saint-Saëns’ melodies on perforated music rolls. These perforated rolls have been made with a mechanic piano and play the notes but also the rhythms, the rubato, the dynamic and the use of the pedal – in other words, the performance will be complete!
  • Studio Venezia night at Musée de la Musique
    For the White Night, Xavier Veilhan took over the Musée de la Musique and brings Studio Venezia back to life thanks to an art installation he will turn on at the pace of the artists’ concerts who recorded in the Venetian studio. You can then rediscover works by Chloé and Vassilena Serafimova, Mikhail Rudy and Sacha Rudy, Eve Rissier, Yannis Kyriakides and Andy Moor.

  • American night – Ymusic in the Salle des concerts
    As part of the White Night, the six musicians of the yMusic sextet take over Paris Philharmonie Salle des Concerts to make resonate – among others – works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux. A wonderful occasion to discover this original sextet because of its composition (string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet) and the modernity of its interpretations between (neo)classic and pop music!

Here’s one of the boldest programs of this White Night: 22 hours of concerts performed for a unique musical journey. What a wonder.

Elodie D.
Last updated on 18 September 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 6 October 2018
From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.



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