La Philharmonie.. de Paris…

François Hollande

Chefde l’État

Inaugurated… opened…

La Philharmonie de Paris

Along with his entourage… including Anne Hidalgo… the mayor of Paris…

Was met on the opening night gala on the 14th of January… with a “sustained and spontaneous ovation”…

Un concert… historique“…

Jean Nouvel… is the architect who created the highly imaginative interior of the € 390 million project… The finished concert hall was brilliantly described as… 

an assymetric assemblage of gigantic floating panels, clouds and boomerangs of crazily diverse surfaces, colours, and acoustically ajustable geometries and movable seating and stage configurations… all nested within an outer shell whose chaotic lines and curves are covered in 340,000 geometrically tesselating metallic and concrete birds.”  *

Awesome…

Breathtaking…

Paavo Järvi… the music director of the “Orchestre de Paris“… along with the Minister of Culture… made it clear that the Philharmonie is intended to be a “sounding board of social, cutural, and political resonances“…

François Hollande… praised the Philharmonie… by saying…

Culture and resistance are the spine of France“…

La Philharmonie de Paris

Is a daring… ambituous project…

Its aim is to attract a new, younger audience who will be able to enjoy classical music at reasonable prices…

La Philharmonie de Paris

Breathtaking… inspirational…

Un chef-d’oeuvre“…

A… masterpiece…

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* Tom Service – The Guardian

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