1 november 2021
The agenda for September and October includes conferences, concerts (at the Opéra Comique and the Institut de France) and interventions at the European Heritage Summit at the Collège des Bernardins.
Replay of the day at the Opéra Comique on 6 October
The full video of the concert around the musical work of Pauline Viardot at the Opéra-Comique (above). The CEM invites you to enjoy these two exceptional hours of music in front of more than a thousand spectators at the Opéra Comique. The concert brought together many great artists: Dame Felicity Lott, Renaud Capuçon, Michel Dalberto, Nathanaël Gouin, Marie Kalinine, Léa Sarfati, Helena Ressureição, Natalia Labourdette, Marine Fribourg, the European Union Youth Orchestra (partner of the CEM), Christine Fonlupt, Francisco Soriano. Photos of the concert below (credits Éric Spiridigliozzi).
The video replay of the conference ''Pauline Viardot, the composer''
This fascinating conference, moderated by Agnès Terrier, brought together a panel of experts who revealed the details of a little-known musical history.
The Centre Européen de Musique and France Mémoire have gathered specialists and musicians to celebrate Pauline Viardot at the Institut de France on 15 October 2021 (photos below). Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture and Youth said in her opening message: "Pauline Garcia Viardot was an embodiment of the European Union of culture before its time [...] the reopening of the Villa Viardot, planned for spring 2022 during the French Presidency of the European Union, and the opening of the Centre Européen de Musique will seal the place of Pauline Viardot's legacy".
On the occasion of the European Heritage Summit in Venice, organised by Europa Nosta, Jorge Chaminé delivered, on 24 September 2021, a powerful plea for a Europe of culture and the establishment of the Centre Européen de Musique.
Jorge Chaminé, president and founder of the Centre Européen de Musique, defended the Europe of culture and music as the European identity par excellence.
Speech by Jorge Chaminé, founding president of the European Music Centre, at the debate ''For a Europe of culture and heritage, from words to deeds'' at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris on 20 October 2021.