our selection of concerts and festivals

our selection of concerts and festivals


This week, we are presenting a selection of concerts and festivals scheduled for February: an initiative by the Orchester-Atelier Ostinato, which has worked with prisoners and people in precarious situations; a program by the National Orchestra of Lille conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus; the Bruit festival, which explores the intersections between theater and music; the tour of French death metal band Gojira; blues in all its forms with the traveling festival Les Nuits de l’alligator.

A concert with detainees and refugees

Poster of the concert In music for more humanity.

Result of work carried out for ten months by the Orchester-Atelier Ostinato with people detained in the prison of Melun (Seine-et-Marne) or in precarious situations (refugees welcomed by the Secours populaire or by the Jesuit Refugee Service), the program presented under the direction of chef Chloé Dufresne is based on the theme of travel. From Lully (March for the Turks Ceremony) and Rossini (Overture of The Italian in Algiers) to the present day (a creation of clarinettist Emilien Véret), the journey promises to be particularly moving since the beneficiaries of the workshops carried out upstream will appear on the stage of the Maison de la Mutualité, in Paris, among the percussionists of the orchestra or within a choreography designed by Maxime Thomas, dancer at the Opéra national de Paris. P.Gi

In music for more humanity 2023, at the Maison de la Mutualité, 24, rue Saint-Victor, Paris 5th. February 17, at 7:30 p.m. Free entry.

Flamboyant baptism for the auditorium of the National Orchestra of Lille

Jean-Claude Casadesus.

After having had for 41 years (from 1975 to 2016) her » orchestra in Lille, Jean-Claude Casadesus will now have “his” auditorium. Renovated in 2013, the place of residence of the National Orchestra of Lille (ONL) will, on February 17, take the name of the famous maestro who, on this occasion, will conduct works in his own flamboyant way: the Overture of the King of Ys of Lalo, the “Pathetic” Symphony by Tchaikovsky and a recent page (2017) by Graciane Finzi, Fantasy-Concerto for viola and orchestra (with German Nils Mönkemeyer as soloist). The program of this baptism with drums and trumpets will be repeated, twice, “outside the walls”, according to a tradition of regional roaming specific to the ONL and its founding leader, now 87 years old. P.Gi

National Orchestra of Lilledirected by Jean-Claude Casadesus, in Lille (New Century auditorium), on 17 February, at 8 p.m., in Mouchin (sports hall), on 18 February, at 8 p.m., in Duisans (salle Clairefontaine), on 19 February. From €6 to €55.

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