2019

July

July 20, 2019 Une nuit américaineAbbaye de Noirlac

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.

To accompany this musical program, Quentin Bisch has imagined a cycle of four fragrances that lead the audience from dusk to dawn.

July 5 to 14 ARCO opus 2019 - Académie de compositionMarseille - Friche de la Belle de Mai

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2019 – is a binational university of composition, association between the Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and the Mozarteum University Salzbourg.

Hosted by the Gmem, this first edition will welcome in Marseille, from July 5th to 14th, twelve composers from all over the world. Throughout the week seminars, workshops and concerts will be given. Written for the occasion, the students’ pieces will be rehearsed, performed and professionnaly recorded during two closing concerts.

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Avec les Métaboles, le Quatuor Tana et l'Ensemble Multilatérale

June

june 8 & 9, 2019 Atelier des 200Théâtre de Sénart

After the the success of the first edition, here is finally at the Theater, the second opus of the Atelier des 200.
For this edition, four renowned artists: directors Caroline Binder and Frédéric Sonntag, choreographer Pierre Rigal and singers from Ensemble Les Métaboles will host the various workshops offered during the two days. This one-of-a-kind event creates an ideal energy for trying out the game, experiencing collective expression and experiencing an incredible artistic and human adventure. From 15 years old.

May

May 4 & 5, sunday, 2019
16h
Guerre et paixEglise Saint Mathieu - Comar

Guerre et paix
Les Métaboles
Musical direction : Léo Warynski
Marc Coppey, cello
With a college class - Victor Hugo de Colmar (25 college students)

 

At 16h, workshop open to the public : come and prepare for your participation in the concert !

Dimitri Tchesnokov : Cantate de la paix (création)
Ludwig van Beethoven : Hymne à la joie, extrait de la symphonie n°9 (adaptation)*
By the waters of Babylon (canon)*
Maurice Ravel : Trois chansons pour chœur à quatre voix
Chants militaires : Dans les tranchées de Lagny et La Strasbourgeoise (arrangements Brice Légée)
Anton Bruckner : Locus iste
Felix Mendelssohn : Herr, nun lassest du deinen Diener pour choeur et solistes
John Tavener : Svyati pour violoncelle et choeur
Philippe Hersant : Métamorphoses pour violoncelle et choeur

(*) participatory works

 

More information and reservations her

April

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Concert Obliques organisé par la Fondation Bettencourt SchuellerOpéra Comique à Paris

 

At this concert, the Metaboles will share the stage with Aedès (vocal ensemble) and la Maîtrise de l'Opéra comique.

Raymond Murray Schaffer, Miniwanka 
Johannes Brahms, Waldesnacht
Eriks Ešenvalds, Stars
Georges Bizet, Habanera

Les Métaboles : 

Camille Saint Saëns : Calme des Nuits, Des pas dans l’allée
Maurice Ravel/Machuel : Le Jardin Féérique
Raymond Murray Schaffer : Magic songs 1, 3 et 9

February

February 1, 2, 3 2019 L'envers du décor - Voix in situMusée de l'immigration à Paris

Music : Georges Aperghis, John Cage, Pascal Dusapin, Morton Feldman, Phil Glass, Clément Janequin, Oliver Knussen, Vytautas Miskinis, Zad Moultaka, Maurice Ravel, Rebecca Saunders, Murray Schafer, Eric Whitacre…
Performances, participatory choir

Coordination and staging : Antoine Gindt, assist by d'Élodie Brémaud

With :
Les Métaboles, direction Léo Warynski
Les Ballets confidentiels (Richard Dubelski, Johanne Saunier, Eléonore Lemaire)
Eric Houzelot, actor
Students of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

coproduction : T&M-Paris, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Métaboles, ENSA

2018

December

saturday december, 22 2018
19h
Messe un jour ordinaireGennevilliers - Salle des Fêtes

Messe un jour ordinaire (Mass an ordinary day) revolves mainly around two texts: the ritual of Mass and the insignificant words of Laurence, a young woman adrift, an ordinary addict, who has now passed away, from a filmed document by Jean-Michel Carré, « Galère de femmes ». The two are confronted: the emphatic, dramatic, self-assured collective speech and the individual, modest, minimal, human and insignificant speech.

Monday December 10th 2018
20h30
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

Sunday December 9th 2018
17h
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

Saturday December 8th 2018
20h30
Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Alongside the orchestra Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, and under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, 300 amateur instrumentalists and choir singers, including around fifty from Casablanca and Douala, all employees of Société Générale, have been preparing a unique concert at the Philarmonie de Paris, for over a year.

October

Sunday October 28th 2018
19h
Yaël Naïm et Les MétabolesChapelle de la Trinité à Lyon

During her most recent concerts in Lyon, in particular at the Chapelle de la Trinité, Yaël Naïm celebrated the subtle melding of her songs with the strings of the Quatuor Debussy. This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Ticketing here

September

Sunday September 30th 2018
16h30
200 Motels - The suitesPhilharmonie de Paris

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

Jeudi 27 septembre 2018
20h30
Io, frammento dal PrometeoFestival Musica - Eglise Saint-Paul, Strasbourg

Léo Warynski’s Les Métaboles decide to work, for the first time, with the score of the Italian Master.

If Aeschylus is to be believed, Io met Prometheus, in chains, while she was wandering aimlessly to escape from Hera’s vengeful jealousy. To craft the libretto of Io, frammento da Prometeo, Massimo Cacciari uses fragments of this drama, which he intertwines with excerpts from Hölderlin’s Song of destiny.
But when Luigi Nono seizes upon the textual matter, he rids it of all narrative intention and exploits its acoustic potential, considering that “in music, only sounds can speak”.

Les Métaboles
Solists of Multilatérale
Experimentalstudio des SWR
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

 

 

Friday September 21st 2018
20h30
200 Motels - The suitesFestival Musica - Zénith de Strasbourg

Transposition for the stage of 200 Motels, a hallucinatory film by Frank Zappa recording the life of a rock band on tour, 200 Motels - The Suites is an impressive musical/theatrical fresco, premiered in France.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Les Percussions de Strasbourg
The Headshakers
Léo Warynski, musical direction

August

Sunday August 26th 2018
12h
Nature of thingsFestival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the jardin de Royaumont and questions the way we move, understand, communicate and exchange there. Inspired by the poem in Latin by the epicurean Titus Lucretius Carus, Se Rerum Natura, the work surrounds the audience with a whirlwind of sounds for an immersive concert experience, an experience of expression and understanding for the performers, of listening for the audience.

Saturday August 25th 2018
16h30
Nature of Things (création mondiale)Festival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the jardin de Royaumont and questions the way we move, understand, communicate and exchange there. Inspired by the poem in Latin by the epicurean Titus Lucretius Carus, Se Rerum Natura, the work surrounds the audience with a whirlwind of sounds for an immersive concert experience, an experience of expression and understanding for the performers, of listening for the audience.

 

Tuesday August 14th 2018
20h30
Jardin féériqueSemaines musicales de Quimper - Cathédrale St-Corentin, Quimper

This program is conceived like a walk in nature, forests, and gardens. The works sometimes evoke an enchanted forest (La Ronde or Le Jardin Féerique by Ravel), then animals (le Chant des Oiseaux by Janequin), or flowers (Flower Songs by Britten). The music of Murray Schafer (A Garden of Bells, The Spirit Garden) and Diana Soh (Nature of Things, a commission for Les Métaboles), develops the idea of an soundscape: a fascinating combination of vocal movements, percussions, onomatopoeia, evocations of rituals that reveal the metaphysical dimension of the relationship between man and nature.

Les Métaboles (16 to 24 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Thursday August 9th 2018
21h
Les grands airs d'opéra du mondeAbbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

60 choir members will perform well-known opera works, including excerpts from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein), Carmen (Georges Bizet), The Tales of Hofmann, (Jacques Offenbach), Nabucco, La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) or Madame Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini).

Les Métaboles
The choir Polymnie

July

June 2018 Prix Bettencourt for choral singing

The 2018 Prix Liliane Bettencourt for choral singing (bestowed in partnership with the Académie des Beaux-Arts) was awarded to the choir Les Métaboles, created in 2010 by Léo Warynski, dedicated to the repertoire for a capella choirs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

June

Friday June 29th 2018
20h
Le Jour juste avant l'océanEglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Gennevilliers

This original project was born from a shared desire of the Ensemble Multilatérale and the Orchestre National de Jazz to come together for a singular creation, at the crossroads, with one unique and ambitious goal: the quest for the extraordinary. Long-time fellow traveller of Multilatérale, upholder of the concept of saturation, which also resonates strongly with the musical orientations of the ONF, Raphaël Cendo is the driving force behind this collaboration.

Saturday June 16th 2018
21h
Mysterious NativityAbbaye Saint-Vincent de Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Olfactory concert

The program of the record Mysterious Nativity was born from the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with the composer Dimitri Tchesnokov. Released in 2014 with Brilliant Classics it’s at the origin of this concert.

Tuesday June 12th 2018
20h30
EST/OUEST d'un continent à l'autreÉglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul d'Eguisheim

Works by Nystedt, Poulenc, Tchesnokov, Schnittke, Britten, Copland...

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Chœur de chambre du Conservatoire de Colmar, direction Catherine Fender and the students of the choir direction class
Léo Warynski, musical direction

May

Friday May 18th 2018
20h
Papillon NoirAuditorium du Conservatoire de Gennevilliers

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Saturday May 12th 2018
20h
Papillon NoirThéâtre de la Criée (Marseille)

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

April

Wednesday April 6th 2018 Édition du prix Saint-Christophe du jeune compositeurCollège des Bernardins - Paris

Creations for choir and orchestra of the works of the six finalists of the competition for the Prix Saint Christophe du Jeune Compositeur

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Ensemble Multilatérale
Léo Warynski, direction

March

Sunday March 25th 2018
15h
La Sirène d'AuberThéâtre de St Dizier

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.

Sunday March 11th 2018
16h
La Sirène d'AuberScène nationale d'Albi

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.

Tuesday March 6th 2018
20h30
Création "Les ombres qui passent" d'AdamekAuditorium du CRD d'Aulnay-sous-Bois

Les Ombres qui passent, Ondrej Adamek

Les Métaboles
Orchestre du Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Seine-Saint-Denis Ile-de-France (Pôle Sup' 93)

Monday March 5th 2018
19h
Création "Les ombres qui passent" d'AdamekAmphithéâtre de l'université Paris 8

Les Ombres qui passent, Ondrej Adamek

Les Métaboles
Orchestre du Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Seine-Saint-Denis Ile-de-France (Pôle Sup' 93)

February

Sunday February 25th 2018
20h
Yaël NaïmPhilharmonie de Paris

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Saturday February 10th 2018
20h30
Yaël NaïmThéâtre Sénart

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

Friday February 9th 2018
20h30
Yaël NaïmThéâtre Sénart

This time the singer focuses on the voice, the central element of her writing.

Over time, in her albums, Yaël Naïm has orchestrated many choirs: gospel style, children’s choirs, or the trio 3somesisters. This time, in keeping with this approach, it’s with the a capella vocal ensemble Les Métaboles, whose performances range from Puccini to Pink Floyd, from Bach to Debussy, that she will deliver a superb selection of original songs spiced up with some classics.

January

Friday 26 January
20h30
La Sirène d'AuberThéâtre Impérial de Compiègne

In partnership with les Frivolités Parisiennes.

La Sirène d’Auber is a screwball comedy that, in the manner of traditional Italian comedies, is filled with surprises and revelations. Ruses, loves and betrayals take place at a frenzied pace and then unravel. Desire, passion and power are at the heart of this sensual and transgressive fable that finds resolution only in the overthrowing of the established order. Though joy and comedy appear to be the major themes of the work, La Sirène is nevertheless a criticism of power and its abuses, finding a strong echo in today’s world.

2017

December

Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th of December 2017 Un Noël allemandCollège des Bernardins - Paris

The ancient melody composed at the beginning of the 17th century by Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, finds an echo in the recent version by Jan Sandström with a double choir. This show is also an opportunity to reconnect with major works of the German choral tradition for Christmas, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Hugo Distler, Max Reger, and Christmas folk songs, Leise rieselt der SchneeStille NachtO Tannenbaum

September

Sunday September 10th 2017 Rothko ChapelFestival Voix nouvelles de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

The Rothko Chapel is a “spiritual environment, a place for contemplation” (Feldman), located in Houston, commissioned by the collectors John and Dominique de Ménil and created by the painter Mark Rothko.

After years of work, in 1970, the unthinkable happens: the painter commits suicide. After the inauguration, the collectors commission a musical creation from Morton Feldman, a friend of Rothko’s, to resonate with the walls of the Rothko Chapel, but also to symbolize its spiritual elevation. Feldman delivers a very personal score, incorporating quite a few events from his life: a melody written on the day of Stravinsky’s funeral in New York; or the final movement of the alto, a Hebraic song he composed when he was fifteen.

August

Thursday August 16th 2017 Une nuit américaineLes Semaines musicales de Quimper - Cathédrale Saint-Corentin

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.

To accompany this musical program, Quentin Bisch has imagined a cycle of four fragrances that lead the audience from dusk to dawn.

July

Thursday July 20th 2017 700 ans de l'évêché de MaillezaisAbbaye de Maillezais

Anton Dvorak, New World Symphony,
Jacques Loussier, Messe

Les Métaboles (60 singers)
Orchestre des Pays de la Loire
Amateur choirs from the Pays de la Loire
Léo Warynski, direction

June

Wednesday June 21st 2017 Fête de la musique 2017La Défense

Works by Ravel, Haendel and Janequin

Les Métaboles
In collaboration with la Tempête and the Jean-Philippe Rameau children’s choir

Simon-Pierre Bestion, Christophe Junivart and Léo Warynski, direction

Saturday June 17th 2017 Jardin féériqueFestival des Voûtes célestes - Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise (Vendée)

This program is conceived like a walk in nature, forests, and gardens. The works sometimes evoke an enchanted forest (La Ronde or Le Jardin Féerique by Ravel), then animals (le Chant des Oiseaux by Janequin), or flowers (Flower Songs by Britten).

The music of Murray Schafer (A Garden of Bells, The Spirit Garden) and Diana Soh (Nature of Things, a commission for Les Métaboles), develops the idea of an soundscape: a fascinating combination of vocal movements, percussions, onomatopoeia, evocations of rituals that reveal the metaphysical dimension of the relationship between man and nature.

Les Métaboles (16 to 24 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction

 

April

Saturday April 22nd 2017 Playing for LondonLondres, Angleterre

Works for choir and orchestra by Berlioz, Haendel, Verdi and Fauré

Orchestra and choir Société Générale
Orchestra Les Siècles
Vocal ensemble Les Métaboles
François-Xavier Roth, direction

Friday April 14th 2017 O sacrum conviviumCouvent des Dominicains de Guebwiller

Works for choir, organ, viola de gamba and basso continuo by Lotti, Purcell, Hersant, Mendelssohn, Schütz, Hersant, etc.

Les Métaboles
Ronald Martin Alonso, viola de gamba
Denis Comtet, organ
Léo Warynski, musical direction

January

Thursday January 19th 2017 Concordance des temps, de Schütz à HersantLycée Saint-Louis - Paris

Concordance des Temps, de Schütz à Hersant is an olfactory concert.
The program: works for choir, organ, viola de gamba and basso continuo by Bach, Monteverdi, Hersant, Mendelssohn.

Les Métaboles (18 singers)
Viola de gamba and organ
Léo Warynski, musical direction

2016

December

Friday December 2nd 2016 Une nuit américaineÉglise des Billettes

Concert for the release of the record « Une Nuit Américaine »

Works for a capella choir by Barber, Lauridsen, Copland, Whitacre, Stucky...

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction