• 17 Jan

    London Symphony Orchestra or Orchestre de Paris? You Decide!

    During the months of February and March, guests staying at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées can enjoy a refined evening at the symphony. That is because the Salle Pleyel, a concert hall located just a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe, has invited both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris to play evening concerts.

    On March 15, 2013 at 8 p.m., the London Symphony Orchestra will delight spectators with pieces of music from films that showcase the relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg. This program, called 'Music and Cinema,' will be accompanied by the projection of film clips corresponding to the music being played.

    The program includes music from movies such as Jurassic Park, Jaws, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hook, War of the Worlds, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. With all of these amazing cinematic and musical accomplishments on display, any fan of orchestral music or film will be satisfied. Led by Frank Strobel, this orchestra will offer a chance to remember the best moments from some of the most well-known movies in the world.

    A little bit earlier, on February 20 and 21, 2013, it will be up to the Orchestre de Paris to entertain visitors of the Salle Pleyel. At 8 p.m. on both nights, Paris's very own symphonic orchestra will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Piano Concerto n° 27' as well as Anton Bruckner 's 'Mass in F minor.' These two very different pieces are juxtaposed in order to create a sense of theatricality. The dramatic shift in tone also highlights the fact that Mozart would die only a few months after writing 'Piano Concerto n° 27,' his last piano concerto.