Jazz, classical, contemporary Colleen’s Paris tries to find the local talent. Jeunes Talents at Hotel Soubise or Lydie Solomon are good examples.

Notre-Dame de Paris, Swedish Music and Candlelight

Adèle Söderberg (1880-1915), Sankta Lucia postcard, God Jul - Merry ChristmasWikimedia Commons

To get you into the holiday spirit a special Swedish-style musical event is held in Paris. The event is always held at the Swedish Church (Svenska kyrkan) and most years at a large church in Paris; Paroisse de la Madeleine, Notre-Dame de Paris. The event is a musical Swedish tradition celebrating lightness during the winter darkness.

Concert Festival Marin Marais 2014 Has Begun

Poster for Festival Marin Marais 2014

Every year the Festival Marin Marais, first held in 2006, celebrates the birthday of the musician and composer, Marin Marais. Marais played in the court of Louis XIV , the Sun King, for forty years. This year eighteen Baroque concerts are performed in October and November at three different venues for one price: ten euros. The musicians work for donations….

Lydie Solomon: From Chopin to Cuba Concert

For music recitals in Paris, I am enjoying following Lydie Solomon. She is a pianist, composer and actress and puts together musical programs with a theme. She is passionate about her research. Her latest research includes the works of Frédéric Chopin and those he influenced. The program also includes one of Lydie’s original composition.

She will perform her newest concert program “De Chopin à Cuba” (From Chopin to Cuba) on Friday, January 24 at 12:45 at the Auditorium de l’Espace Georges Bernanos.