2018

December

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

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

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

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

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