City of Light: Paris 1900-1950


There are three events taking place in Cardiff this month as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s City of Light festival.

24 March: Performing Messiaen’s Harawi, Cardiff University Concert Hall, 7.00pm
25 March: City of Light Explore Day, Cardiff University, 11.00 – 4.00, featuring a voice masterclass with Jane Manning and talks by distinguished scholars on music in Paris.
27 March: Debussy and Jolivet premieres at Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff, 7.30pm, featuring Cardiff University Orchestra, conductor Mark Eager, Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone).

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 explores Paris from La Belle Époque and Les Années folles to the aftermath of World War II, featuring music from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande to Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonieas the soundtrack to an exploration of the art, literature, dance, architecture and socio-political history that drew the leading artists of the age to Paris from across Europe.

For more information on the Cardiff concerts, please visit The Festival website is


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