cité de la musique geneva
A wonderful opportunity for Geneva and its inhabitants, the Cité de la Musique will bring together the professional musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) along with 500 students from the Haute école de musique (HEM) under one roof.
A place for teaching, creativity, concerts and educational activities, it will allow the region's cultural players and all Genevans to come together around music and the arts. La Cité will also provide a new space to meet with friends and relax, with its 2 restaurants, library, exhibition space and access to a new public park.
“Music brings people together. It carries a message of peace. It is a universal language. Our children have fallen asleep to the sound of music. Music is a fundamental part of our internal make-up. What could be more natural than finally dedicating a space especially to music – a space which is open to all, with music playing in its different forms? A place that allows Geneva to stand out as one of the capitals of music! A place that allows the OSR, heritage of Geneva’s inhabitants, and the HEM which trains new generations of musicians, to flourish! Join us in supporting the Cité de la Musique!”
Olivier Hari, President of the OSR Foundation
Born from the desire to give as many people as possible access to music, as well as the urgent necessity to respond to the needs of both institutions, the Cité de la Musique will be an inspiring, open place where future challenges can be faced. In particular, it will include:
Work and rehearsal rooms for students
Places to meet with friends and relax (restaurant, cafeteria, library, etc.)
Concert hall with 1,580 seats
Large adjustable studio with 390 seats
100-seat 'blackbox' dedicated to experimental and electroacoustic music
"Making music more accessible and training the next generation of professional musicians"
The construction of the Cité de la Musique will allow everyone living in Geneva to enjoy a one-hectare wooded park, currently the property of the United Nations and closed to the public. Everyone will have access this green lung, which will be completely redesigned for walking and relaxation.
Sun 18 10 h 30 Salle Hans Wilsdorf
L'Histoire de Babar
Sun 18 11 h 00 Bâtiment des Forces Motrices
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Linda Bärlund | Claire Dassesse | Frédéric Kirch | Olivier Morel | Diana Ketler
Sun 18 16 h 00 Salle Hans Wilsdorf
L'Histoire de Babar
Wed 21 20 h 00 Victoria Hall
TRAGEDY WITHOUT WORDS
Jonathan Nott | Kit Armstrong
Thu 22 17 h 00 Parc des Bastions
Exhibition: Cité de la Musique
Rosnei Tuon | Stéphane Guiocheau | Marco Nirta | Laurent Issartel | Gérard Métrailler | Laurent Fabre | Agnès Chopin | Andrea Bandini | Ross Knight
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes
Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva
Discover the Cité de la Musique project through a traveling exhibition that will be visible in different districts of Geneva starting September 2020.
The exhibition, organized in close collaboration with the City of Geneva, will be accompanied by concerts given by the students of the HEM and the musicians of the OSR.