On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth, the City of Music presents a festival centred on his work. Beyond his music, the spirit of this artist will be retransmitted not only by performing a part of his work, but also pieces by Boulez, Bartok, Alain Louvier and Tôn-Thât Tiêt.
An avant-gardist, this French composer revolutionized the history of contemporary music by modernizing the already existing forms of the classic one. The Sea, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, or The Centuries will be thus played by great performers like the Intercontemporary Ensemble, the orchestra of the CNSMD (National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance) of Paris, the Brussels Philharmonic and the symphonic chorus Octopus, among others. In addition to the concerts, a round table will be also proposed, centred on the theme “Debussy, poet of modernity“.