With two concert halls, the Grande Seine, devoted to large-scale shows and an Auditorium dedicated to classical music, the new music centre on the Seguin Island, west of Paris, is inaugurated this weekend. Bob Dylan is performing at the Grande Seine and the orchestra in residence, Insula Orchestra under Laurence Equilbey is giving a concert at the auditorium on Saturday 22.
Entirely made of wood, with the acoustic already qualified as remarkable, this new hall can accommodate 1,150 people.
Seine Musicale also has five state-of-the-art recording and rehearsal studios. And it hosts the Philippe Jaroussky Music Academy.
The building designed as a ship by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, associated with Jean de Gastines , can be reached by metro (Line 9) in a 30 minutes ride from the centre of Paris. Walking from the station Pont de Sèvres to the music centre takes another 10 minutes.