Nuit Blanche 2017: Night of the Quartet

Saturday 7 October, from 8pm to 5am

In 2015, the Musée de l’Orangerie and ProQuartet, a structure created in 1987 devoted to promoting the practice of chamber music and of string quartets in particular, launched themselves into the crazy project of organising a Night of the Quartet, during the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris, with eleven of the best ensembles in Europe.

Following its success, the second edition of the event was even bigger, and this year there will be not one, but three concert venues in leading Paris locations - an unparalleled experience bringing together ProQuartet and the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Agence Centrale de la Société Générale : 3 venues, 17 ensembles and 28 concerts for a trip into the Quartet repertoire, from classical masterpieces to contemporary music.

On Saturday 7 October, in just one night, 9 string quartets will perform in the exceptional setting of the Water Lilies galleries. These surroundings offer a depth of feeling and a contemplative background in tune with the musical content. The musicians will sit in a semi-circle in the middle of the second room of Water Lilies with the public seated around them.
This event offers a unique opportunity to rediscover the string quartet repertoire while surrounded by Claude Monet’s masterpiece.

 

 

A concert in under an hour
Between 8pm and 5am, Night of the Quartet, in 9 parts, will present 9 concerts performed by the best French and international quartets currently on the scene, bringing together famous and well established ensembles and the young generation of musicians, which is what ProQuartet is all about.

Convivial get-together with the performers
The Café-Bookshop-Giftshop area in the Musée de l'Orangerie will be open for this event and provide an opportunity to talk to the musicians after their concert.

Presentation brochure


Night program

Gerhard Quartet, Berg

Quatuor Equinoxe, Durosoir

Quatuor Leonis, Ravel

Doric Quartet, Haydn

Quartetto Maurice, Lachenmann

Quatuor Zaïde, Debussy

Quatuor Tercea, Dutilleux, Webern

Quatuor Voce, Janáček

Quatuor Varèse, Beethoven