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26 June 2018 - 20:30Basilique de Saint-Denis

Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen

Tuesday 26 June 2018 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis

Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen



The subject of the Gurrelieder is a simple story of love and death, immersed in romanticism.

In the same line as Mahler’s 8th, the work makes us hear an unexpected Schoenberg, far from the works for which he is usually known.

A magnificent harmonic style and a large range of orchestral colours assure that this piece, which has been chosen by Esa-Pekka Salonen to celebrate his own birthday (he will be 60), is irresistible.

Never before performed in the Basilica, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder, a musical monument, conducted by maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen on his return to the Festival, are the event of the 50th anniversary!



Full price 75 €
Reduced price 30 €

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Practical info

Basilique de Saint-Denis

1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – Saint-Denis

The royal Basilica of Saint-Denis used to be the church of a prosperous, powerful abbey in the Middle Ages, and was the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic art. The royal necropolis houses the tombs of the Kings of France, and boasts remarkable funeral sculptures from the 12th century to the 16th century (Dagobert, Pepin the Short, Francis I, Catherine de’ Medici…)

Public Transport

  stop at Saint-Denis Basilique – follow signs for “centre-ville” pedestrian exit
rer-dstop at Gare de Saint-Denis (+10mn walk or transfer to the tramway)
tramway_t1stop at Saint-Denis Basilique


Take the Autoroute A1 and the exit “Saint-Denis / Stade de France” – follow sign to the “centre ville”.
Be warned that the city centre is a pedestrian zone. We invite you to take advantage of public transport options.

Several public parking are available (24/24):

Parking Basilique INDIGO. Entry point is in rue du Pont Godet.