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The Seine knows music

la seine musicale

The Île Seguin was once home to the Renault automobile factories that resembled a steamship, and now, the home of the new La Seine Musicale resembles a magnificent yacht, with high-tech sails and a sleek auditorium.

Inaugurated in April, Paris’ newest concert hall, designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, has already hosted Bob Dylan, Jeff Mills, and Herbie Hancock.

But come fall, it will reach cruising speed: on September 15 and 16 horse whisperer Bartabas and the musicians of the Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, will turn Mozart’s Requiem into an equestrian ballet, and Broadway’s latest adaptation of West Side Story will begin a month-long run.

In the meantime, the Insula Orchestra will perform Egmont, a play written by Goethe and set to the music of Beethoven, and jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan will perform his album An Ancient Observer. From mid-September to mid-December, an exhibition will trace Maria Callas’s fascinating life and work. 


La Seine Musicale

1, cours de l’Île-Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt, 92
01 74 34 54 00
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