Concert agenda

The concerts will be presented by Simon Proust!


Simon Proust will succeed Valentine Jongen to present the concerts of this second season. This young conductor with dynamic, expressive, sensitive and benevolent direction positions himself as the bridge between the score, the musicians and the public, being at the service of the music.
Winners of several international competitions, musical director of the Orchestre des Jeunes du Centre, founder of the Ensemble Cartésixte, he is regularly invited to conduct orchestras and ensembles in France and abroad.

Classique sur Canapé will be back for a third edition soon! It will start with an open concert by the musicians of the Goélands Foundation. 

Upcoming concerts:

Sunday 7 March - 6.30 pm
Concert by the musicians of the Fondation Goélands
S. Rachmaninov - Étude tableau op. 39 n°9
Marina Shcherbina, piano
J. Brahms - Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 in F major, II adagio affettuoso
Hugo Pietri, cello
Antoine Simon, piano
A. Scriabine - Prelude op. 17 no 3 in D flat major: Andante
Antoine Simon, piano
R.Wagner / F. Liszt - "La mort d'Isolde" de Tristan et Isolde
Antoine Simon, piano
W.A. Mozart - Sonate N°4 K 282 - in E Flat Major: Adagio
Pierre Desangles, piano

S. Rachmaninov - étude op. 39 n°8 in D minor « Allegro moderato »
Pierre Desangles, piano
J. Massenet - "Sevillana"
Irina Kyshliaruk, soprano
Antoine Simon, piano
G. Bizet - l'air de Micaela (extrait de Carmen)
Irina Kyshliaruk, soprano
Antoine Simon, piano
Henry Wieniawski - Polonaise brillante No. 1 in D Major, op. 4
Camille Theveneau, violin 
Florent Ling, piano 

Previous concerts:

Thursday May 7 at 6:00 P.M.
String Quartet
Nathan Mierdl, Valentin Broucke,
Vladimir Percevic, Gauthier Broutin

Joseph Haydn, quartet "Sunrise" opus 76 n ° 4 in B major.

So aptly named to open the festivities, this quartet was composed in 1797 for Count Erdody. Opus 76 is one of Haydn's most prestigious quartet series.


Alexandre Borodine, quartet n ° 2 in D Major.

The best known of the 2 quartets composed by Borodine, a self-taught musician, who was above all a doctor and chemist. This choice is an opportunity for us to pay tribute and express our gratitude to the medical profession.

Thursday May 14 at 6:00 P.M.
Due to technical concerns,
this concert is postponed to Tuesday 19 May at 6 p.m.
Atlas Quartet
Florian Jourdan, Oriane Carcy,
Ludovic Levionnois, Laure-Hélène Michel

Joseph Haydn, quartet "The Emperor" No. 3 op 76 in C Major.

Another quartet from this opus 76 which marked the evolution of the string quartet so much. It owes its name to the theme of the 2nd movement, "Gott erhalte", which has become the German national anthem.


Anton Dvorak, "American" quartet op 96 in F Major.

Composed in 1893 and in just 15 days in Iowa, this quartet is one of Dvorak's most emblematic works. It evokes both the great American spaces and Central Europe.



Thursday May 21 at 6:00 P.M.
Hermès Quartet
Omer Bouchez, Elise Liu,
Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, Yan Levionnois

Ludwig van Beethoven, quartet op.18 n ° 5 in A Major.

Opus 18, bringing together the first series of six quartets composed around 1800 by the young Beethoven, is almost contemporary with Haydn's Op 76. The two men worked together a few years earlier, hence a certain musical affiliation, even if the avant-garde side of Beethoven will lead the two men into a sometimes conflicting relationship.


Franz Schubert, quartet n ° 13 "Rosamunde" op.29, D 804 in A minor.

This quartet, written in 1824, takes its name from the theme of the andante, taken from Rosamunde stage music, composed the previous year by Schubert. This quartet will be the only one to be published during Schubert's lifetime.

Thursday May 28 at 6:00 P.M.
Violin-Piano Duet
Romuald Grimbert-Barré
Guillaume Vincent

Claude Debussy - Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L 140

The sonata for violin and piano, composed during the 1st World War, was premiered on May 5, 1917 by the composer himself and Gaston Poulet on the violin. It was Debussy's last public appearance.


Clara Schumann - 3 Romances for violin and piano op.22

The three romances op 22, written in 1853, are dedicated to the famous violinist Joseph Joachim.


Franz Liszt - "Les Cloches de Genève" for piano

The Bells of Geneva are an extract from the first collection of the "Years of pilgrimage", an evocation of Liszt's stay in Switzerland with the Countess Marie d'Agoult.


César Franck - Sonata in A Major for violin and piano FWV 8

This sonata is in the top 10 of the violin repertoire. Composed in the summer of 1886, it is dedicated to the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe who created it with Mme Bordes-Pène.

Thursday 04 June at 6:00 P.M.
String Quartet
Camille Fonteneau, David Petrlik
Clémence Dupuy, Volodia Van Keulen

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duet for violin and viola in G major, K. 423

A fine example of solidarity, Mozart composes 2 duets for violin and viola in just 2 days to help his friend Michael Haydn, sick and unable to complete a cycle of six duets ordered by Archbishop Colloredo. These two duos will remain for a long time attributed to Haydn and the deception will not be revealed until his death.


Maurice Ravel - Sonata for violin and cello, M.73

The sonata for violin and cello was written in 1920 in memory of Claude Debussy. The first was described as a massacre, but Ravel explains: "I think this sonata marks a turning point in the evolution of my career. The counting is taken there to the extreme.


Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in F minor, op. 80

Mendelssohn's last work and tribute to his sister who died a few months earlier, this quartet bears the title of "Requiem à Fanny". Mendelssohn will not survive the loss of this loved one and will die soon after.

Thursday June 11 at 6:00 P.M.
Mira Quartet
Anne Bella, Clara Bourdeix,
Chloé Lecoq, Solène Queyras
Thursday June 11 at 6:00 P.M.
Duo Chant-Piano
Fiona McGown
Célia Oneto-Bensaid
Carte blanche for the composers!
To replace the quartet Mira, unfortunately unavailable, you will have the chance to meet this duo around a program of exceptional composers but sometimes still unknown ...
Thursday June 18 at 6:00 P.M.
Violin-Piano Duet
Eva Zavaro
Ismaël Margain

Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata for violin and keyboard n ° 3 in E Major BWV 1016

Bach wrote the six sonatas for harpsichord and violin BWV 1014 to 1019 during the great years spent in the service of Prince Leopold of Coethen. It is a synthesis of the various influences received, between the counterpoint of North Germany and the Italian melody.



Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano sonata n ° 24 op 78 in F sharp major
This sonata op 78, composed in 1809, is dedicated to his friend the Countess Thérèse von Brunsvik. Beethoven particularly liked this short piece: "We always talk about the sonata in C sharp minor (moonlight sonata), yet I wrote better than that, so the sonata in F # major is something else."


Johannes Brahms - Sonata for violin and piano n ° 3 op 108
Epic and sentimental, this sonata n ° 3 op108 was written in 1888 during a summer stay at the edge of Lake Thun in Switzerland. Dedicated to conductor Hans Von Bülow, it will be premiered in Budapest by Brahms himself and violinist Jeno Hubay.


Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski - Mélodie op 42
Dated 1878, this melody is the third movement of a triptych called "Souvenir of a dear place", referring to the Brailovo estate in Russia, belonging to Madame Nadezhda Von Meck, the patron of the composer. Any imprint of a singing serenity, it is a luminous moment.


Maurice Ravel - Gypsy

It was in 1924 that Maurice Ravel composed this rhapsody for violin and piano in a single movement, after having heard in London the 1st sonata for violin and piano by Béla Bartok. Ravel describes this piece as "a piece of virtuosity in the taste of a Hungarian rhapsody"

Thursday June 25 at 6:00 P.M.
Sōra Trio
Clemence De Forceville
Angela Legasa
Pauline Chenais

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio op 1 n ° 3 in C minor
With this op 1, Beethoven, a young composer, enters the scene and affirms his ambitions with this work of vast proportions.
Among the 3 trios of opus 1, number 3 was Beethoven's favorite and if Haydn advised him not to publish it with the first 2, it was for fear of destabilizing the public of the time, the composer's language already being very marked with his abrupt mood swings.



Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio "Les Esprits" op 70 n ° 2 in D Major
Written in 1808 and dedicated to the Countess Erdody, this trio owes its nickname "the spirits" or "the ghosts", to its largo, directly inspired by a sketchbook by Beethoven for a scene of witches in an opera "Macbeth "never realized. It is an enigmatic work, of extraordinary poetic density, representative of the composer's creative maturity.

Thursday July 02 at 6:00 P.M.
Piano trio
Pierre Fouchenneret
Victor Julien-Laferrière
Théo Fouchenneret

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio op 11 in B flat Major

The first version of this trio was written in 1798 for clarinet, cello and piano, but Beethoven himself will offer a new version replacing the clarinet with the violin. The trio's nickname, Gassenhauer, comes from the theme of the finale, inspired by a popular tune.


Johannes Brahms trio n 2 op 87 C Major

Begun in 1880 and set aside by the composer who devoted himself to his second piano concerto, it was finished in 1882 and premiered in Frankfurt the same year by 2 members of the quartet Joachim and Brahms himself on the piano.

Thursday July 09 at 6:00 P.M.
Ouranos set
Mathilde Caldérini, Philibert Perrine,
Amaury Viduvier, Nicolas Ramez, Rafael Angster

Shostakovich quartet n ° 8 in C minor transcribed for wind quintet

Written in just 3 days, from July 12 to 14, 1960, this quartet is dedicated "to the victims of war and fascism". Shostakovich will say about this quartet, "I told myself that after my death no one would probably compose a work in my memory. So I resolved to compose one myself."


Jean Françaix Woodwind quintet n ° 1

Jean Françaix born in 1912 and died in 1997, studied piano at the CNSM in Paris and composition with Nadia Boulanger. His chamber music work has many scores for wind instruments. This first wind quintet was written in 1948 and dedicated to the wind quintet of the national orchestra of Paris.

Thursday July 16 at 6:00 P.M.
Cello-Piano Duet
Marion platero
Julie Alcaraz

Beethoven sonata op 5 n ° 2 in G minor

Thanks to Duport and Boccherini, the cello freed itself from its traditional role as a continuo instrument at the end of the 18th century. Beethoven was able to take advantage of this beautiful development and composed 5 sonatas for cello and piano, thus opening a vast path for this training. The first 2 sonatas were composed in 1796 and dedicated to King Frederick William II of Prussia.


Schumann Fantasiestücke op 73 for cello and piano

Originally for clarinet and piano and composed in 2 days in February 1849, the Fantasiestücke were transcribed for cello and piano by Schumann. While the title might suggest that it is 3 individual pieces, the movements contrasted with sudden changes of characters, typical of Schumann's music, are linked without interruption by the indication "attacca" at the end of each movement.


Debussy Sonata for cello and piano

The title "Pierrot angry with the moon" would have been tipped in reference to the harlequinades of the Commedia dell'arte, but ultimately dismissed by Debussy. A mixture of sarcastic humor and melancholic poetry, this sonata, composed during the summer of 1915, gives pride of place to the cello. "Let the pianist never forget that we must not fight against the cello, but accompany it." Debussy

Saturday July 18 at 8:30 P.M.
Come and discover the "Orchestre des Jeunes du Centre"
through an original program!
We are happy to be able to offer you this concert, which does not count towards subscriptions. If you purchased a ticket for one of the Classic Canape concerts, you will automatically receive a link for that concert.
The Centre's Youth Orchestra is a symphony orchestra whose mission is to train young musicians in the profession of orchestra as part of a work residency followed by a regional tour. It is one of the rare French groups that put young musicians in a position to interpret works of very large dimensions, little discussed in the orchestra classes of conservatories. It brings together musicians from conservatories in the Center Region, neighboring regions and Paris and also welcomes foreign musicians, all of Cycle 3 and specialized level.
On the program you will be able to hear:
- Edouard Elgar: Serenade for strings

- Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from the 5th Symphony

- Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings

Thursday July 23 at 6:00 P.M.
String Quintet
Alexandre Pascal , Boris Blanco , Théo Fouchenneret
Anna Sypniewski, Caroline Sypniewski

Korngold Quintet with piano in E Major op 15

This work was composed between 1920 and 1923, just after the production of the opera "La ville morte", a major score by Korngold. It is dedicated to his close friend, the sculptor Gustinus Ambrosi, who became deaf and dumb following meningitis. The creation took place in Hamburg in February 1923, with the composer at the piano.


Schumann Quintet with piano in E-flat Major op 44

Composed in the fall of 1842, it was the first romantic work for this formation. It was created in January 1843 with Clara Schumann on the piano. Wagner was enthusiastic, "I liked your quintet, dear Schumann, very much. I see which path you want to follow, it is also mine. It is the only salvation, beauty!"

Saturday November 7 at 7 p.m.
Metamorphoses Quartet
Mathilde Potier, Rachel Sintzel
Jean-Baptiste Souchon, Alice Picaud

The Métamorphoses string quartet is made up of young musicians from the National Superior Conservatories of Paris and London. A progressive and infinite metamorphosis of four individualities by the fusion of their timbres, their dynamics and their energies towards a universe of their own, such is the will of these young artists.

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No.9 in C Major, Op 59 No.3
Camille Saint-Saëns - String Quartet n ° 1 in E minor op. 112

Saturday November 14 at 7 p.m.
Ayònis Trio
Enguerrand de Hys, tenor
Elodie Roudet, clarinet
Paul Beynet, piano

Created in 2014 by three young musicians from the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique in Paris, this young eclectic trio explores all musical styles and draws its inspiration from both Bach and Jacques Brel scores.

Saturday November 21 at 7 p.m.
Helios Trio
Camille Fonteneau, violin
Raphael Jouan, cello
Alexis Gournel, piano
Joseph Haydn, Trio No. 10 Hob.XV.35 in A major
Johannes Brahms, Trio for Piano and Strings No.2 in C Major Op. 87
​Lili Boulanger, "D'un Soir Triste" and "D'un Matin de Printemps" 

Founded in 2014 at the CNSMD in Paris, the Trio Hélios explores with passion the varied universe of the repertoire for piano trio. Winner of the international chamber music competitions of Trondheim, Lyon, and Weimar, the trio is regularly invited to festivals such as the Folles Journées, the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron, or the Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise.

Saturday November 28 at 7 p.m.
Léa Hennino, viola
Yan Levionnois, cello
Guillaume Bellom, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio No.4 in B flat major, Op. 11
Frédéric Chopin, Trio with piano op. 8

The violist Léa Hennino, the cellist Yan Levionnois and the pianist Guillaume Bellom, accomplices since their meeting at the Paris conservatory, come together for a program combining two emblematic composers although very different, Beethoven and Chopin.
Saturday December 5 at 7 p.m.
Ann Lepage, clarinet

Marie Boichard, bassoon

Philibert Perrine, oboe


Jacques Ibert - Cinq Pièces en Trio. (Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon)
Ludwig Van Beethoven - Duo No. 3 (Clarinet & Bassoon)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento in B flat major, K 439b 

Claude Arrieu - Reed trio

Saturday December 12 at 7 p.m.
David Petrlik, violin
Clémentine Dubost, piano
Ernest Chausson - Poem for violin and piano, op. 25
Claude Debussy - Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Olivier Messiaen - Theme and variations
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for violin and piano

This young duo was born in 2019 from the meeting of two young French artists. Their collaboration revolves around romantic and modern French music.

Sunday December 20 at 7 p.m.
Quatuor SlyMe
Valentin Moulin, trombone
Pierrick Caboche, trombone
Geoffray Proye, trombone
Dylan Vauris, bass trombone
Franz Cibulka, André Lafosse, The Beatles, Queen.... and many more!

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