2021

October

Saturday, October 23 2021 - 8 pmLe Papillon NoirThéâtre national de Bretagne - Rennes

A woman comes home. She gets comfortable, helps herself a glass to drink, gets ready to eat. Soon, his speech, like a flow of thought, reveals loopholes from which images, memories spring up. She realizes, and the audience with her, that she is in shock: she has just had a car accident ...


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Thurday, October 2021 - 8 pmOratoriosÉglise-Notre-Dame-de-la-Gloriette - Caen

At the initiative of the Royaumont Foundation, les Métaboles and l'Orchestre régional de Normandie will perform an original musical program that brings together Camille Saint-Saëns and the young French composer Basile Chassaing, winner in 2019 of the Académie Voix Nouvelles de la Royaumont Foundation. Entitled “Oratorios”, this project combines a contemporary creation and a major work from the repertoire according to the same theme.

Les Métaboles
L'Orchestre régional de Normandie
Léo Waryski, direction


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Saturday, October 16 2021 - 8 pmLiebeslieder WalzerLa Cité musicale - Metz

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Métaboles
Yoan Héreau et Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction


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Friday, october 8 2021 - 9h pmLe Papillon noirLa Scala - Paris

 

A woman comes home. She gets comfortable, helps herself a glass to drink, gets ready to eat. Soon, his speech, like a flow of thought, reveals loopholes from which images, memories spring up. She realizes, and the audience with her, that she is in shock: she has just had a car accident ...


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Sunday, October 3 2021 - 3 pmOratoriosFestival de Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise

At the initiative of the Royaumont Foundation, les Métaboles and l'Orchestre régional de Normandie will perform an original musical program that brings together Camille Saint-Saëns and the young French composer Basile Chassaing, winner in 2019 of the Académie Voix Nouvelles de la Royaumont Foundation. Entitled “Oratorios”, this project combines a contemporary creation and a major work from the repertoire according to the same theme.

Les Métaboles
L'Orchestre régional de Normandie
Léo Waryski,
 direction


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September

Saturday, September 25 2021 - 11 AMVox NaturaeFestival Musica - Strasbourg

Les Métaboles return to the Strasbourg Musica Festival with a program around the Canadian composer Raymond Murray Schafer


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Friday, September 24 2021 - 8:30 pmVox NaturaeFestival Musica - Strasbourg

Les Métaboles return to the Strasbourg Musica Festival with a program around the Canadian composer Raymond Murray Schafer


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Friday, September 17 2021 - 8 pmApocalypsisLa Cité musicale - Metz

The opening concert for the 2021-2022 season highlights the masterpieces of great French artists, Camille Saint-Saens, Reynaldo Hahn and Claude Debussy. To these composers is added Édith Canat de Chizy with Apocalypsis, a world creation for choir and orchestra.

This powerful work, commissioned to mark the 800th anniversary of Metz Cathedral, will resonate with force in the Great Hall of the Arsenal.


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Saturday, September 11 2021 - 8:30 pmOratoriosFestival Septembre musicale de l'Orne - Bellême

At the initiative of the Royaumont Foundation, les Métaboles and l'Orchestre régional de Normandie will perform an original musical program that brings together Camille Saint-Saëns and the young French composer Basile Chassaing, winner in 2019 of the Académie Voix Nouvelles de la Royaumont Foundation. Entitled “Oratorios”, this project combines a contemporary creation and a major work from the repertoire according to the same theme.

Les Métaboles
L'Orchestre régional de Normandie
Léo Waryski,
direction


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August

Sunday, August 22 2021 - 3 pmThe AngelsFestival de La Chaise Dieu

The Angels is the 4th album of the Métaboles. the program combines Jonathan Harvey, a great contemporary English composer, with other illustrious vocal composers.

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Friday, March 20 août 2021 - 9 pmSinging RavelFestival Les Rencontres musicales de Vezelay

De grandes pages de la musique vocale de Maurice Ravel ainsi que des transcriptions dont celles, spécifiquement faites par Thibault Perrine pour les Métaboles, Le Boléro et La Pavane pour une Infante défunte.

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Friday, August 6 2021 - 9 pmMysterious NativityLes semaines musicales de Quimper

From the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with composer Dimitri Tchesnokov was born the Mysterious Nativity program, composed of works of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly Russian. A program in the image of the Métaboles, which defends the choral repertoire.

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Reservation here


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Thursday, August 5 2021 - 9 pmAu chœur de la musiqueLes Rencontres musicales du Malzieu

A program of great arias for choir and orchestra: Requiem, Mozart ; Magnificat, Bach; Pavane, Fauré; Nabucco, Verdi ...

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July

Saturday, July 17 2021ARCO opus 21 - Young composers creationPetit plateau de la Friche La Belle de Mai - Marseille

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2021 – is a binational university dedicated to musical creation, association between the Mozarteum University Salzbourg, Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and French ensembles Multilaterale, Les Métaboles and Tana string quartet.

ARCO 2021 will be hosted by Gmem-CNCM-Marseille.


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Wenesday, July 16 2021ARCO opus 21 - Young composers creationPetit plateau de la Friche La Belle de Mai - Marseille

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2021 – is a binational university dedicated to musical creation, association between the Mozarteum University Salzbourg, Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and French ensembles Multilaterale, Les Métaboles and Tana string quartet.

ARCO 2021 will be hosted by Gmem-CNCM-Marseille.


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Thursday, July 15 2021ARCO opus 21 - Concert à la Vieille CharitéeMusée de la Vieille Charitée - Marseille

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2021 – is a binational university dedicated to musical creation, association between the Mozarteum University Salzbourg, Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and French ensembles Multilaterale, Les Métaboles and Tana string quartet.

ARCO 2021 will be hosted by Gmem-CNCM-Marseille.


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Tuesday, July 13 2021ARCO opus 21 - Magic cornerFriche La Belle de Mai - Marseille

ARCO – Art, Research and Creation Opus 2021 – is a binational university dedicated to musical creation, association between the Mozarteum University Salzbourg, Gmem-Marseille (one of the French National Center of Musical Creation) and French ensembles Multilaterale, Les Métaboles and Tana string quartet.

ARCO 2021 will be hosted by Gmem-CNCM-Marseille.


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June

Thursday, June 22 2021Cancelled - Playing for philharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Le projet Playing for Philharmonie réunit, aux côtés de l’Orchestre Les Siècles et de l'ensemble les Métaboles, des instrumentistes et choristes amateurs de la Société générale, qui prépare le programme tout au long de l'année.


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Monday, June 21 2021Cancelled - Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

 

Playing for Philharmonie is a project who brings together, alongside the Orchester Les Siècles and Les Métaboles, amateur instrumentalists and choristers from the Société Générale, which prepares the program throughout the year.


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Saturday, June 12 2021 - 5 pmMysterious NativityCollège des Bernardins - Paris

From the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with composer Dimitri Tchesnokov was born the Mysterious Nativity program, composed of works of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly Russian. A program in the image of the Métaboles, which defends the choral repertoire.

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction


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Saturday, June 5, 2021Cancelled - EuropaPhilharmonie de Paris

Beethoven had already wanted his Hymn to Joy as a call to universal brotherhood. Europe has adopted this hymn, embodied here by association and corporate choirs uniting for a vast tour of Europe including the refugees, who are also part of the community.

Léo Warynski, conductor
Sophie Boucheron, choir director


May

Monday, May 31, 2021Quid sit Musicus Festival ManiFeste - Centre Pompidou, Paris

Festival ManiFeste-2021de l'IRCAM

Avec

Fanny Vicens, accordion
Remi Jousselme, guitar
Frédéric Baldassare, cello
Guilhem Terrail, countertenor

Les Métaboles
Anne-Claire Baconnais, soprano ; Aurélie Bouglé, mezzo ; Laura Muller, alto ; Steve Zheng, ténor ; Vincent Bouchot, baryton ; René Ramos-Premier, basse

Léo Warynski ,direction

Oren Boneh, Augustin Muller, Gilbert Nouno, Roque Rivas informatic musical realisation musicale Ircam

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Friday, May, 21 2021Cancelled - Liebeslieder WalzerFloréal musical d'Epinal

Liebeslieder Walzer - Johannes Brahms

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Métaboles
Yoan Héreau et Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8 pmJardin extraordinaireGonesse, France

A program around nature and sound ecology with classes from the city of Gonesse.
Murray Schafer, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, des musique populaire arrangée par Brice Léger, Charles Trenet...

 

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski
, musical direction


April

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 9 pmLe Papillon noirChaîne youtube de Multilatérale

On line broadcast here 

Yann Robin and Yannick Haenel, with the help of Arthur Nauzyciel, imagined a unique monodrama, an unidentified operatic object with 27 artists on stage. Embodying the young woman, Élise Chauvin is an actress-singer, her voice is a throbbing and panting breath. Singing is the realm of the Choir which, completed by ensemble and electronics, acts as a guide to death, based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bardo THöd (r) ol which means "the great guide by listening in intermediate states ”.


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March

Thursday, March 25 2021 - 8h30 pmThe AngelsNotre-Dame-du-Liban - Paris

The Angels, immerses the listener in the twists and turns of spiritual music. The works of Purcell, Byrd and Palestrina resonate with those of Harvey, a major figure in contemporary music. Under the leadership of Léo Warynski, les Métaboles revive the splendid tradition of English choirs: from Winchester to the refectory of the monks of Royaumont, where the album was recorded, the Gothic walls of the abbeys welcome sumptuous music, magnified by the acoustics. .


Saturday, March 6 2021 - 8 pmCancelled - Le Papillon NoirThéâtre de la Renaissance - Oullins

An opéra by Yann Robin and Yannick Haenel, with Elise Chauvin, actress-singer
Ensemble Multilatérale
Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski
, musical direction


Friday March 5, 2021 - 8:30 pmLiebeslieder WalzerSalle Cortot - Paris

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Métaboles
Yoan Héreau et Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, direction musicale

Reservation here


January

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 8:30 pmCummingsLive on Philharmonie de Paris website

A key player in today's repertoire, the Ensemble Intercontemporain shares the poster with the Métaboles on this program. This is not the first time that Léo Warynski has taken the helm of the Ensemble intercontemporain: their collaboration began in 2016. Faithful to the eclecticism which is one of his trademarks, Léo Warynski slips the Stabat Mater of Palestrina in an evening clearly oriented towards contemporary music, which completes Boulez's Cummings ist der Dichter with two creations by François Meïmoun and Francesco Filidei

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Wenesday, January 13, 2021Le Papillon noirThéâtre national de Bretagne

Un opéra by Yann Robin and Yannick Haenel, with Elise Chauvin, actress-singer
Ensemble Multilatérale
Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski,
musical direction


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2020

December

Sunday, december 6, 2020 - 8 pmCancelled - Playing for philharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

With the Les Siècles et les Métaboles orchestra, 380 amateur instrumentalists and choristers - all employees of the Société Générale Group in France and other countries - meet under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, one of the most talented conductors of his generation.

Information et réservation on Philharmonie website

 


Friday, december 4 2020 - 8:30 pmCancelled - Jardin féériqueSalle des catherinettes - Colmar

Le jardin féérique is an a cappella program - Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Schafer - in which nature is alternately harmonic or fantastic garden, place of contemplation or reflection, or simply a soundscape.

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction


November

Sunday, November 15 2020 - 4 pmCancelled - Liebeslieder WalzerLa Cité musicale de Metz

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Metaboles
Yoan Héreau and Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Information and reservation on the Cite musicale de Metz website

 


Friday, November 14 2020Cancelled - Mysterious NativityCollège des Bernardins - Paris

From the companionship that unites Les Métaboles with composer Dimitri Tchesnokov was born the Mysterious Nativity program, composed of works of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly Russian. A program in the image of the Métaboles, which defends the choral repertoire.

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction


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Wenesday, November 11, 2020 - 8 pmCancelled - Liebeslieder WalzerMusée Würth - Erstein, Alsace

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Metaboles
Yoan Héreau and Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Information and reservation on Musée Würth website


October

Sunday, october 25, 2020 - 3:30 pmCori Spezzati, l'art des chœurs spatialisésAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

Through the centuries, Léo Warynski unearths relatives, emphasizes family tunes, in a long line of composers touched by grace. Rameau, offers an address to heaven, a five-part motet rarely given because cleverly concealed in his Treaty of Harmony. Marc-Antoine Charpentier - who was able to observe during a trip to Italy what in Venice was called the "cori spezzati": the dialogue of vocal groups installed on either side of a church - delivers a sumptuous Salve Regina with three choirs. But the centerpiece of this new program is signed Orazio Benevolo, a little-known musician, chapel master at the Vatican from 1646 to 1672. Thanks to the conductor and musicologist Louis Castelain, who patiently copied the score in a Roman library, the Metaboles sing for the first time since the 17th century this four-choir Mass by the Italian composer. A novel, in a way, which parallels the one written by the very young Lithuanian composer Juta Pranulyte.

Information and reservation on Royaumont website


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September

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 3:30 pmLiebeslieder WalzerAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

Liebeslieder Walzer - Johannes Brahms

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Métaboles
Yoan Héreau et Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction


Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 7:30 pmStimmung - StockhausenFestival Musica aux Dominicains - Guebwiller

 

At the end of its opening weekend, the Strasbourg Musica festival invites itself to the Dominicans for the first time. And through the front door: an evening that promises a unique trance experience thanks to the monumental acoustics of the Nave with the Métaboles ensemble conducted by Léo Warynski.

Karlheinz Stockhausen, Stimmung (1968)
Luc Ferrari, Tête et queue du dragon (1959-1960)
Philippe CarsonTurmac (1961)
Bernard Parmegiani, Capture éphémère (1967)
Ivo MalecRecitativo (1980)
Michèle BokanowskiRhapsodia (2018)v

Les Métaboles
Raphaëlle Kennedy, soprano and Amandine Trenc, mezzo-soprano
Pauline Leroy, alto
Steve Zheng ans Randol Rodriguez, tenor
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
Léo Warynski, direction musicale
SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Freiburg, electronic

GRM


Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:30 pmStimmung - StockhausenFestival Musica - Strasbourg

The 38th edition of Musica opens with a large concert in the monumental setting of the Rhine Hall of the Palais de la musique et des congrès - a 3,000 m2 space to make distancing unnecessary and reinstate the necessary sharing of listening. One watchword: deconstruct the ritual of the concert to nurture new listening experiences.

First part
Ryoji Ikeda, Anna Korsum, Simon Steen-Andersen

Second part
Stimmung - Karlheinz Stockhausen
Les Métaboles
Raphaëlle Kennedy, soprano et Amandine Trenc, mezzo-soprano
Pauline Leroy, alto
Steve Zheng et Randol Rodriguez, tenor
Geoffroy Buffière, bass
SWR EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Freiburg, electronic
Léo Warynski, musical direction


August

Tuesday, August, 11 2020 Postponed - Mysterious NativityLes musicales de Quimper

A bewitching program on the theme of the nativity, where meditation and spirituality inhabit Russian and Baltic composers in their sensitive approach to sacred texts. A moment of striking choral music.

Website Les Musicales de Quimper


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Friday, August , 2020Canceled - Grands airsLes Rencontres musicales du Malzieu

Program

Vivaldi, Gloria (RV 589)
Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart, Ave Verum

Les Métaboles
Léo Warynski, musical direction


Sunday, August 2 2020 - 11 am, 3, 4 and 6 pmLe jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival, Baerenthal, Bitche and Sturzelbronn

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...


Saturday, august 1 2020 - 3, 5 and 7 pmLe jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival - Creutzwald and Bouzonville

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...


July

Friday, July 31 2020 - 2:30, 5 et 7 pmLe Jardin extraordinaireGrand Est'ival - Uckange, Lorry-les-Metz and Lessy

 

A vocal quartet program inspired by the Metaboles's latest album, Jardin féérique ...


From july 12 to july 18 2020Canceled - ARCO - opus 2020Salzbourg

In 2020, the Franco-Austrian university of composition will take place in Salzburg.


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Friday, July, 10 2020 - 6 pmCancelled - Création-Recréation, de Rameau à HersantAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnière-sur-Oise

Fenêtre sur cour(s)

 

From July 6 to 10, under the leadership of Léo Warynski, young choir conductors will have had the chance to conduct one of the best current vocal ensembles : les Métaboles, ensemble in residence at Royaumont (2019-2021).
The session will have allowed to approach the technique of choir direction, the specificities of interpretation of each of the repertories worked, as well as the challenges of the artistic direction of a choir. Sessions of musicological analysis have been planned with Louis Castelain (CMBV).

The young conductors will also have benefited from the advice of Philippe Hersant during an exceptional rehearsal in his presence.

On July 10, Fenêtre sur cour(s)] will be an opportunity for the laureates to direct several works worked during the session.


Friday, July 10 2020 - 19 pmJardin en-chantéChâteau de la Neuenbourg - Guebwiller (Alsace)

Ensemble enchantons l’été

Surprise concert in the gardens of the Château de la Neuenbourg, as part of "Ensemble enchantons d'été", a vocal happening of the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation


May

Friday, May 29 2020Cancelled - Jardin féériqueColmar

After Mysterious Nativity "A very beautiful disc to recommend to our listeners" (France Musique) and Une nuit americaine "One of the best French choirs", (Resmusica) the new Metaboles Jardin féérique disc is out in March. The release concert will take place on March 28 in Notre-Dame-du-Liban. The Fairy Garden is an a cappella program - Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Schafer - in which nature is alternately harmonic or fantastic garden, place of contemplation or reflection, or simply a soundscape.

Léo Warynski, musical direction


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Wenesday, May 20 2020 - 7:30Cancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


Thuesday, May 12 2020 - 7:30 pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

Œuvre lyrique en deux parties du compositeur italien Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d’amore a été composé en 1974 sur une commande Teatro alla Scala et dédiée au chef d'orchestre Claudio Abbado ainsi qu'au pianiste Maurizio Pollini

Voir le site du Staatstheater Mainz 


April

Friday, April 24 2020 - 7:30 pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


Sunday, April 5 2020 - 2 pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


March

Thuesday, March 31 2020 - 7:30 pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater de Mainz - Allemagne

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 20:30 pmCancelled - Le Jardin féerique - CD release concertNotre-Dame-du-Liban - Paris

Léo Warynski and the Métaboles take you to their magical garden !

After Mysterious Nativity "A very beautiful disc to recommend to our listeners" (France Musique)
and Une nuit americaine "One of the best French choirs", (Resmusica)
the new disc Jardin féérique disc is out in March.

The release party will take place on March 28 at the Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Liban. le Jardin féérique is an a cappella program - Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Schafer - in which nature is alternately harmonic or fantastic garden, place of contemplation or reflection, or simply a soundscape.
The a cappella vocal writing of the composers recorded on this disc reveals, by their precision and their attention to detail, that they were also great orchestrators.
The Métaboles and their conductor, Léo Warynski, paid particular attention to the intelligibility and expressiveness of the voices, but also to the restitution of this orchestral dimension by means of all the dynamic palette that a choir can offer: the almost whispered piano at the strongest the widest and most intense.

Les métaboles
Leo Warynski, musical direction

Reservation here


Sunday, March 22 2020 - 6 pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d'amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

A lyric work in two parts by the Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 on a commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to the conductor Claudio Abbado and the pianist Maurizio Pollini

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:30 pmCancelled - Le Papillon noirThéatre de la Renaissance - Oullins

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.

Reservation here

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

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


Saturday, March 14 2020 - 7:30pmCancelled - Al gran sole carico d’amoreStaatstheater - Mainz, Germany

 

A lyrical two-part work by Italian composer Luigi Nono, Al gran sole carico d´amore was composed in 1974 by commission Teatro alla Scala and dedicated to conductor Claudio Abbado and pianist Maurizio Pollini.

Website Staatstheater Mainz 


2019

December

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 5 pmUn Noël allemandÉglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul, Scherwiller

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

Entry without reservation

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Saturday, December 14 2019 - 4 pmUn Noël allemand Protestant church, Niederbronn-les-Bains

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 Nacht, O Tannenbaum

Entry without reservation

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Friday, December 13, 2019 - 8:30 pmUn Noël allemandÉglise Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux catholique à Strasbourg

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 Nacht, O Tannenbaum

 

Entry without reservation

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Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4 pmBach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieLa Sall'in - Cabourg

BACH THE NORDIC !

The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'Orchestre régional de Normandie

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November

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8 pmBach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieGrande chapelle - Mesnière-en-Bray (Normandie)

BACH THE NORDIC !

The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Denis COMTET, conductor (for the Mesnière en Bray concert)

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'Orchestre régional de Normandie

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Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 5 PMBach le nordique, with Orchestre régional de NormandieEglise Notre-Dame La Gloriette - Caen

BACH THE NORDIC! The Bach family is the most prolific family of musicians in history, with the most famous personality of all being Johann Sebastian Bach, undisputed genius with universal recognition. Twelve singers from the ensemble Les Métaboles join the twelve string musicians of the Orchester de Normandie on stage to form twelve "voice-instrument pairs". They give a tribute to Bach's composers who followed him, such as Mendelssohn and Nystedt.

Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 / Opening Choral

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Cantate Jesu meine Freude
Cantate Wer nur den Liebengott lässt wahlten

Johann-Michael BACH (1648-1694) Halt, was du hast

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite op.40
Ave maris Stella

Linda LEIMANE (born in 1989) 56 Days 

Knut NYSTEDT (1915-2014) Immortal Bach op. 153b

Léo WARYNSKI, conductor

Denis COMTET, conductor (for the Mesnière en Bray concert)

Les Métaboles and the musicians of l'orchestre régional de Normandie


September

Saturday, September 28 2019De profundisFestival de musique ancienne - Ribeauvillé

Concert Hersant - Charpentier

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Organ : Denis Comtet
Viola da gamba : Juliette Guignard

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Saturday, September 14 2019 - 3:30 and 8:30 pmAlice in wonderlandPhilharmonie de Paris

Concert film
Tim Burton : movie and Danny Elfman : music

Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France
Vocal ensemble Metaboles
John Mauceri, musical direction

More than thirty years ago, Tim Burton offered composer Danny Elfman the first opportunity to write a score: it was the time of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Both lovers of independent rock and horror films, the two creators have forged a common aesthetic. Since then, Elfman and Burton have worked together on more than a dozen feature films. Alice in Wonderland is without a doubt one of their most successful projects: the orchestration, at once luminous, strange and frightening, serves the characters imagined by Tim Burton.

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September 7 & 8, 2019Académie Voix nouvellesAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

 

The Metaboles, Mivos Quatuor, Florentin Ginot, double bass
Leo Warynski, musical direction

Fourteen composers constitute the international group of young composers trained at Royaumont each year under the direction of two professors, then joined by professional interpreters. Edition 2019: Franck Bedrossian and Simon Steen-Andersen (composers), Les Métaboles, the Mivos quartet and Florentin Ginot on bass.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 8:45 pmThe AngelsAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

The Angels - Tribute to Jonathan Harvey

William Byrd - Ave verum
Jonathan Harvey - I love the Lord, pour double chœur a cappella
Plain Songs for Peace and Light, pour chœur a cappella
Come Holy Ghost, pour chœur a cappella
G. P. da Palestrina - Stabat Mater for double a cappella choir
Jonathan Harvey - The annunciation
The Angels pour double chœur a cappella
Henry Purcell - Remember not Lord, our offenses
Jonathan Harvey - Remember, O Lord
Jack Sheen - new work, for spatialized choir, world premiere, commissioned by the Royaumont Foundation

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August

August, 30 2019 - 9 pmUne nuit américaineFestival de La Chaise-Dieu

A program that celebrates American vocal music of the XX and XXI century, through emblematic composers of the great choral tradition of the Atlantic. Barber - his famous Agnus Dei, but also The Reincarnations, song cycle on Irish poems - Copland - major representative of his generation, and author of an important choral work - or more recently Eric Whitacre, young composer whose reputation has long since crossed the borders of the United States.


August 27, 2019 - 8:30 pmUne nuit américaineLes Musicales de Normandie

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.


August 24, 2019 - 9 pmMysterious nativityCité de la Voix à Vezelay

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.


July

July 20, 2019Une 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.


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July 8 to 13ARCO 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


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June

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

After 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, 2019 - 4 pmGuerre 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 (creation)
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

 

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April

Tuesday, April 2, 2019Concert Obliques organised by 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
Ēriks 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 2019L'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


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2018

December

Saturday, December 22 2018 - 7 pmMesse 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 - 20:30Playing 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 - 17 pmPlaying 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 - 8:30 pmPlaying 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 - 7 pmYaël 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.

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September

Sunday September 30th 2018 - 4:30 pm200 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

 


Thursday, September 27th, 2018 - 8:30 pm 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 - 8:30 pm 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 - 12 amNature of thingsFestival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the garden of 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 - 4:30 pmNature of Things (world creation)Festival de Royaumont - Abbaye de Royaumont

This show for 8 singers and electronic devices immerses us in the unique soundscape of the garden of 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 - 8:30 pmJardin 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


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Thursday August 9th 2018 - 9 pmLes 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 - 8 pmLe 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 - 9 pmMysterious 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 - 8:30pmEST/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 - 8 pmLe 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 - 8 pmLe 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 - 3 pmLa Sirène d'AuberThéâtre de Saint 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 - 4 pmLa 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 - 8:30 pm Les ombres qui passent - Ondřej Adámek (creation)Auditorium 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 - 7 pmLes ombres qui passent - Ondřej Adámek (creation)Amphithéâtre 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 - 8 pmYaël 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 - 8:30 pmYaël 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 - 8:30 pmYaël 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 - 8:30 pmLa 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


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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.


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August

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

A program honoring 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.


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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 a 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

 


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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


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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


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November

Sunday 6th and Monday 7th of November 2016 Playing for PhilharmoniePhilharmonie de Paris

Varied program for orchestra and choir

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestra and choir Société Générale
Orchestra Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth, direction


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October

Tuesday October 4th 2016 Mysterious NativityFestival Musica - Église Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune de Strasbourg

Works for choir and organ by Pärt, Sviridov, Miskinis, Tchesnokov...
Les Métaboles
Organ
Léo Warynski, musical direction


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September

Thursday September 22nd 2016 2001, L’odyssée de l'espace - ciné-concertFestival Musica - Palais de la musique de Strasbourg

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Adrian Prabava; direction


June

Monday June 6th 2016 Concordance des temps, de Schütz à HersantFestival des Voûtes célestes - Abbaye de Nieul-sur-Autise

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


May

Monday May 30th 2016 Polyphonies sacrées des XXe et XXIe sièclesInstitut français de Bulgarie, Sofia

2nd edition of the festival of sacred music of Sofia .
Works for a capella choir by Poulenc, Tchesnokov, Britten, Parry, Duruflé.

Les Métaboles (16 singers)
Léo Warynski, musical direction


March

Wednesday March 30th 2016 Concert anniversaire NomadmusicMains d'œuvre - Saint-Ouen

Excerpts from the program: « Une Nuit Américaine »
Works for a capella choir by Barber and Whitacre

Les Métaboles (24 singers)
Léo Warynski, direction


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Tuesday March 22nd 2016 Ambassador's dayEspace Grande Arche - la Défense

Varied works for a capella choir: folk songs from Cameroun, Hymn by Jean Racine, etc.

Les Métaboles (20 singers)
Chœur de la Société Générale Cameroun
Léo Warynski, musical direction