Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Mornings at the Theatre!

I am sharing a wonderful secret for the music lovers who come to Paris during the fall and winter months. The very beautiful Théâtre des Champs-Elysées offers Sunday morning concerts with world renown performers for just 25,00 euros and general seating.

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is one of the finest venues in Paris. It was constructed in 1913 under the direction of a group of artists and in 1953 the theater became one of the first buildings of contemporary architectural heritage to be classified as an historical monument. 

The decor is classically elegant and the acoustics excellent. The space underwent a complete renovation between 1985 and 1987, so as to ensure improved acoustics and patron comfort.

This Sunday, I had the pleasure of listening to Natalia Gutman, cellist, who was born in Kazan and grew up in Moscow. Ms Gutman began lessons with her grandfather, Anisim Berlin, at the age of 5 and went on to the Music Conservatory of Moscow. She has won numerous awards and has had an outstanding international career. 

Natalia Gutman’s performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite number 4, number 2 and number 6 was magical. A heavenly way to begin a Sunday morning in Paris.

The very lovely Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is located at 15 avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement. It is a very short walk from metro stop Alma-Marceau, ligne 9. 

note: I regret that there is only one more performance this March, but the series will begin again on Sunday, the 29th of September 2013, with Emmanuel Pahud, flautist, from the Musiciens de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Berlin.

See you at the Theatre !

The theatre after the performance

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