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Le Concert des jeunes gens

13 – 15 Apr 2023

This is a new kind of concert with two sides, like the 45 rpm singles of those who are parents - or grandparents! - today.

Side A: the magnificent text Secret des parents in which Nancy writer Nicolas Mathieu, winner of the 2018 Goncourt Prize, questions what makes grown-ups so mean to children, the mysterious secret that unites adults in a strange anti-children fellowship, and which becomes a story told in music to an original creation for chamber ensemble by classical and jazz musician Thomas Enhco.

Side B: the Lorraine illustrator Amandine Meyer will sketch the story  Le festin de l'araignée by Albert Roussel, illustrated in music with only one constraint, to move us and make us think. She will offer her interpretation of this animal fable in the form of a drawn and animated concert. "The carte blanche offered by the Opéra national de Lorraine made me want to dive into this work by Albert Roussel with the conductor, William Le Sage. He is the one who invites us to listen and who makes the music appear with his hands. He is the young boy who will meet the spider..."

"Once upon a time, on a beautiful summer day, a child was wise and on his chair and all to his boredom..."


  • Thu. 13 April 2023
    Salle Poirel
  • Fri. 14 April 2023
    Salle Poirel
  • Sat. 15 April 2023
    Salle Poirel


1h approx.

€ 7 (adults)
€ 5 ( child - 12 years old)

From 4 years old


The parents' secret from the Radio France series "Une histoire et... Oli".

Story written and told by Nicolas Mathieu

Music by Thomas Enhco

followed by

Le Festin de l'araignéeAlbert Roussel

Animated illustration by Amandine Meyer and Julia Dantonnet

Opéra national de Lorraine Orchestra

Conductor William Le Sage


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