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    Philharmonie de Paris 2019–20 Season to Include Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Kronos Quartet, Pat Metheny

    The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2019–20 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed venue's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Kronos Quartet, and Pat Metheny, as well as works by Steve Reich.

    Laurie Anderson will present The Art of Falling, a new multimedia piece, at Cité de la Musique's Concert Hall, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and March 22, 2020. The piece explores the subject of falling, through songs, images, poems, and electronics. Anderson will take part in a conversation with journalist Eric Tandy earlier that Sunday. Over six sessions from January through March leading up to that weekend, Anderson will lead a group of amateur musicians in a series of workshops as they work together to create a multimedia in the style of her work. The workshop will culminate in a free public performance of the created piece in a space at the Philharmonie on Saturday, March 21, before Anderson performs The Art of Falling.

    The Philharmonie will host a Rokia Traoré Weekend, January 4 through 6, 2020, presenting three different facets of her work. The weekend begins with Mali Connexions, a concert in the Philharmonie's Grand Salle Pierre Boulez on Saturday, January 4, pairing an opening performance by kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Ségal with a new piece by Traoré titled Mande Fôly, set to the sound of the balafon. Traoré brings her Dream Mandé – Djata, a musical monologue structured around the griot tradition of oral history storytelling, to Cité de la Musique's Concert Hall on Sunday, January 5. The concerts culminate on Monday, January 6, at Cité de la Musique, with a performance of songs from Traoré's latest Nonesuch album, Né So, about which the Times says: "Traoré has made the album of her career."

    Steve Reich is the subject of a Philharmonie Weekend as well, Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2020, juxtaposing works by the composer with the music of those who influenced and have been influenced by him. The weekend begins with an all-Reich program by the Ensemble Intercontemporain in the Philharmonie's Grand Salle Pierre Boulez, featuring Double Sextet, Runner, and Reich/Richter, a new piece born of his connection with painter Gerhard Richter.

    Also the focus of his own Philharmonie Weekend is guitarist Pat Metheny, Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2020. Over the weekend, Metheny performs with Orchestre national d'Île-de-France on Saturday and with his Side Eye project on Sunday, both in the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez.

    Kronos Quartet will be joined by the Malian group Trio Da Kali for a concert in the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez on Saturday, May 31, 2020.

    Also of note at the venue next season, the film trilogy from composer Philip Glass and director Godfrey Reggio—Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi—will be show with live performances of the score by the Philip Glass Ensemble December 6–8, 2019, and Glass's score to Tod Browning's film Dracula will be performed by Michael Riesman to screenings of the film on May 16, 2020.

    For more information on these and other performances in the Philharmonie de Paris 2019–20 season, visit philharmoniedeparis.fr.

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The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2019–20 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed venue's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Kronos Quartet, and Pat Metheny, as well as works by Steve Reich.

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The Philharmonie de Paris has announced its 2019–20 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed venue's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Kronos Quartet, and Pat Metheny, as well as works by Steve Reich.

Laurie Anderson will present The Art of Falling, a new multimedia piece, at Cité de la Musique's Concert Hall, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and March 22, 2020. The piece explores the subject of falling, through songs, images, poems, and electronics. Anderson will take part in a conversation with journalist Eric Tandy earlier that Sunday. Over six sessions from January through March leading up to that weekend, Anderson will lead a group of amateur musicians in a series of workshops as they work together to create a multimedia in the style of her work. The workshop will culminate in a free public performance of the created piece in a space at the Philharmonie on Saturday, March 21, before Anderson performs The Art of Falling.

The Philharmonie will host a Rokia Traoré Weekend, January 4 through 6, 2020, presenting three different facets of her work. The weekend begins with Mali Connexions, a concert in the Philharmonie's Grand Salle Pierre Boulez on Saturday, January 4, pairing an opening performance by kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Ségal with a new piece by Traoré titled Mande Fôly, set to the sound of the balafon. Traoré brings her Dream Mandé – Djata, a musical monologue structured around the griot tradition of oral history storytelling, to Cité de la Musique's Concert Hall on Sunday, January 5. The concerts culminate on Monday, January 6, at Cité de la Musique, with a performance of songs from Traoré's latest Nonesuch album, Né So, about which the Times says: "Traoré has made the album of her career."

Steve Reich is the subject of a Philharmonie Weekend as well, Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2020, juxtaposing works by the composer with the music of those who influenced and have been influenced by him. The weekend begins with an all-Reich program by the Ensemble Intercontemporain in the Philharmonie's Grand Salle Pierre Boulez, featuring Double Sextet, Runner, and Reich/Richter, a new piece born of his connection with painter Gerhard Richter.

Also the focus of his own Philharmonie Weekend is guitarist Pat Metheny, Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2020. Over the weekend, Metheny performs with Orchestre national d'Île-de-France on Saturday and with his Side Eye project on Sunday, both in the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez.

Kronos Quartet will be joined by the Malian group Trio Da Kali for a concert in the Grand Salle Pierre Boulez on Saturday, May 31, 2020.

Also of note at the venue next season, the film trilogy from composer Philip Glass and director Godfrey Reggio—Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi—will be show with live performances of the score by the Philip Glass Ensemble December 6–8, 2019, and Glass's score to Tod Browning's film Dracula will be performed by Michael Riesman to screenings of the film on May 16, 2020.

For more information on these and other performances in the Philharmonie de Paris 2019–20 season, visit philharmoniedeparis.fr.

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