Do you have to be older and CSP+ to like contemporary music?

Works to love contemporary music in adolescence

Tips from Emilie Munera: Jörg Widmann, Peter Eötvös

Tips from Laurent Vilarem: John Adams, Jonathan Harvey, Hans Abrahamsen

Advice from Rodolphe Bruneau Boulmier: Iannis Xenakis, Fausto Romitelli

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Double news for the company Miroirs Étendus

The young company Mirrors Extended gives this

Thursday January 26 in Lille a concert dedicated to Alex Nante with the soprano Marie-Laure Garnier.

Extended Mirrors also offers

from February 10 to 18 at the Théâtre de l’Athénée a new version of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice in a new arrangement imagined by the excellent composer Othman Louati.

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The conductors play today’s music

This

Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January At the Philharmonie de Paris, Esa-Pekka Salonen offers with the Orchester de Paris the French premiere of his Symphony Concertante for organ and orchestra, with the great organist Olivier Latry

Conducting the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, the Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits presents this Monday, also at the Paris Philharmonie, Mahler’s Titan Symphony with two contemporary works, the jubilant Fearful Symmetries by John Adams and a beautiful work by Ukrainian Anna Korsun

Third and last concert, the director Mirga Gražinytelinden offers this Friday, January 27 at the Maison de la Radio with the Radio France Philharmonic a concert with Fuegos, the work of the Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė, imagined as a tribute to Beethoven.

Event of the Week: Augustin Braud’s Cornucopia by Ensemble 2e2m

The 2e2m Set creates

Tuesday, January 24, in the auditorium of the Conservatoire on Rue de Madrid in Paris, a new work by Augustin Braud. In addition to this creation, the program includes works by Liza Lim, Bastien David and Elena Mendoza. Plus, the concert is free!

Rant: Threats to Grame de Lyon

But why does the green town hall of Lyon want to reduce the Grame grant, the national center for music creation, by 40%?

The culture budget does not move, which means that the money is given elsewhere. Does the council consider that contemporary music is for people over 50 or for CSP+? Should we help areas that are already popular with young people, like dance or hip-hop?

Contemporary music is unique. A work like the end of Left Alone by the Danish Hans Abrahamsen can be appreciated at the age of 10 or 90, with or without studies because the sensations it provides are magical.

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