What’s on in Paris this March?
4 March 2016
Attend Enchanting Classical Concerts during an Unforgettable Stay in the French Capital
Spring has arrived in Paris and so has a wonderful events line-up. The classical music season begins this March with an incredible programme; from an exceptional piano recital played by virtuoso Lucas Debargue in the impressive glass surroundings at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, to three outstanding performances from string quartets, soloists and orchestras under the dome of the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides. With reinterpretations of pieces written by the likes of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable music experience during a five-star stay in the City of Light this Spring.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
24th March, 8.30 PM
Imagine yourself listening to sumptuous melodies while surrounded by vibrant, powerful creations by some of the world’s greatest modern artists – watching Paris’ beautiful sky through sail-panelled ceilings. Under the vast, glass roof of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, immense interiors will offer an outstanding acoustic, whilst exceptional exhibitions provide a wonderful backdrop during an enchanting performance.
On 24th March, this extraordinary venue will welcome a young, incredibly talented pianist. In a space that could easily welcome up to 1000 spectators depending on its configuration, Lucas Debargue will play Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel during a captivating recital.
The 25-year-old musician has already conquered many hearts and will be hoping to cast the same spell over the audience at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Moscow, St Petersburg and New York are just a few of the cities he has played as a soloist in. Though he began piano lessons at the age of 11, it was only after a Bachelor’s Degree in literature and art that he thought of starting what soon became a brilliant music career. With his perfect control of classical scores and his love for jazz rhythms, Lucas Debargue combines both knowledge and passion to deliver breath-taking performances.
Let yourself be seduced by the sound of this virtuoso’s hands on a piano and enjoy a moment of pure magic in one of Paris’ most impressive locations.
Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides
Located on the banks of the Seine, in the 7th arrondissement, the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides overlooks Paris with its gold-plated dome and vast yard delimited by large arches. This stunning, stone building has been a leading venue during music seasons in the French capital for twenty years now. With its marbled floors and high-ceilinged interiors adorned with beautiful, Renaissance style frescos, it provides a stunning and historic backdrop to soloists, quartets and orchestras.
If private recitals are what you crave, head to the cathedral’s stage on 3rd March to hear Quatuor Debussy and Marie-Josèphe Jude play. Composed of a piano soloist and a string quartet, the group will bewitch the audience in the iconic, Parisian monument with their brilliant interpretation of Debussy, Ravel and Schummann – perfectly combining the softness of piano notes with the precise sound of the violin, alto and cello.
However, if orchestras lead the way in your heart, this beautiful destination can also cater your needs. On 17th and 23rd March, concerts will enhance the beauty of pure harmony in sumptuous rooms. Expect an impressive interpretation of Schubert’s La Jeune Fille et la Mort by Camille Thomas and the Republican Guard’s orchestra, alongside Vivaldi’s cello concerto brilliantly performed by Ophélie Gaillard and the Pulcinella Orchestra.
During four magical nights, classical music will fill the streets of the French capital to make your Parisian break even more enchanting! Believe us, your stay at Hôtel de Vigny is guaranteed to be memorable...
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