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Symphonie des Arts

Symphonie des Arts

From 1 to 4 July In the Jardin des 2 Rives, seven exceptional, free open-air concerts!

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This unmissable festival marks the beginning of our summer in Strasbourg and allows us to fully re-embrace celebration and culture! Let yourself be tempted by a rich, eclectic programme with four open-air evening concerts.

Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazzdor, La Laiterie, Strasbourg Philharmonic Choir, Pelpass and Les Percussions de Strasbourg invite the public to enjoy a timeless moment.

Due to the public health restrictions, places are limited at the venue. You must bring your day ticket available here:

1 Programme

Thursday, 1 July

19h00 : GLOBAL NETWORK, programmed by the Pelpass festival
The electro-soul rap of this Parisian duo sends us a message from imaginary worlds that speak of dreams, illusions and emotions that influence the course of our lives on a daily basis
Global Network is proud to belong to the artistic movement from the suburbs, fertile ground for the emergence of all kinds of art.

9.30 p.m.: LYRE LE TEMPS « SWING RESISTANCE », programmed by La Laiterie, Artefact PRL
The electro-swing hip-hop group has invented a unique interlude in space and time, blending the raffish mood of the roaring twenties with the modernity of a group influenced by rap sounds, electro beats and reggae pulses.
A modern and virtuoso feel-good band, whose new album Swing Resistance, due in 2022, is set to really get things back on track!

Friday, 2 July

Anthony Laguerre’s research into pianissimo nuance has led him to bring inaudible sounds into play by amplifying them using microphones.
With Les Percussions de Strasbourg, he brings his view of the sound of percussion thanks to their technical skills and a large number of instruments. Enjoy a unique listening experience, a distinctive style of playing and discover a sound bank constantly in movement.

9.30 p.m.: BERTRAND BELIN ET LES PERCUSSIONS CLAVIERS DE LYON, programmed by La Laiterie, Artefact PRL
Bertrand Belin is pairing his on-stage energy with Les Percussions et Claviers de Lyon to revisit a concerted selection from his repertoire.
His unique and generous songs take on unprecedented tones for the occasion, ranging from the warmest to the most powerful. A captivating and unexpected move in the career path of this songwriter who loves to go off the beaten track.

Saturday, 3 July

For its exceptional Deux Rives concert, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra will take us to the heart of the music that sets the pace of our everyday life.

Sunday, 4 July

Currently made up of 85 enthusiastic amateur choir members, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Choir was created in 2003 by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra to sing the classical repertoire.
In 2021, it is joining forces with Les Percussions de Strasbourg to offer the public Mikis Theodorakis’ Canto Général, a cult work from the seventies based on poems by Pablo Neruda.

8.30 p.m.: JEREMIE PIAZZA ET JOURNAL INTIME - « PLAYTIME », programmed by Jazzdor
The PLAYTIME programme celebrates an entertaining, offbeat and poetic spirit in the style of Jacques Tati. Playing with the orchestral richness of the great standards, this mini big band offers an invitation to go back to the basics of Jazz, alternating virtuosic passages, labyrinthine arrangements and poetic improvisations
They improvise a dialogue made up of playful, spirited grooves, each idea more jubilant than the last, holding a certain idea of disorder in high esteem.

2 Admission and practical information

Ticket office conditions

  • 2 invitations max/day/buyer
  • Only people with a genuine official ticket will be allowed access to the venue
  • No evening ticket office
  • Please bring ID for ticket verification

Public health restrictions

The health pass will be compulsory and required at the entrance to the venue (no on-site testing available). You must provide one of the following three health documents in paper format (QR code compulsory) or downloaded to the TousAntiCovidCarnet application for all adults and children aged 11 and over:

  • Proof of full vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca: 2 weeks after the 2nd injection, Johnson and Johnson (a single dose): 4 weeks after the injection),
  • Negative test: negative RT-PCR or antigen test within 48 hours (on receipt of the result),
  • Proof of recovery: positive RT-PCR or antigen test performed more than 15 days ago but less than 6 months ago.

Practical information

  • The venue will open three hours before the first concert,
  • You are recommended to prioritise travel by public transport, park-and-ride or bicycle. The CTS is planning to increase the tram service on line D (Port du Rhin station)
  • A food and drink sales area will be provided on site, but food and drink must be consumed sitting down,
  • Glass bottles are not permitted in the venue,
  • Masks must be worn,
  • The concert performances and their timings are subject to the weather conditions and the public health situation.


The Symphony of the Arts is reinventing itself for this exceptional and hopefully unprecedented year.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 July 2021 with four consecutive evening concerts making it possible to offer an ambitious and eclectic programme. The aim is to create a coherent event to offer a warm and safe welcome to the public while maintaining the Symphony of the Arts’ values as much as possible..

Please find below the essential information for this unique year. As the City of Strasbourg is still waiting for instructions from the competent authorities, some aspects of the protocol may therefore change by July. Please check this page regularly for the latest information..

What are the times?

The time spans for the concerts have been reduced. The concerts will begin in the early evening and finish at 11.30 p.m. at the latest.


Will the public be seated or standing to watch the shows?

We are waiting for final instructions, but to date (as of: 10/06/2021), it is planned that the public will be able to watch the shows seated and/or standing. . There will be a free choice of seating and a team will guide the public in line with the public health restrictions.


What is the capacity per evening?

To date (as of: 10/06/2021), it is planned that the venue can hold a maximum of 7,000 concert-goers every evening. The area open to the public is 20,000 m2; it would offer over 5m2 per group of 2 people.


Are you keeping the same venue as usual?

Yes, the event will be held on the Jardin des 2 Rives site, in the same spot. The space will be arranged differently to allow social distancing and smooth management of audience flows.


Will there be on-site food and drink facilities?

Yes, a food and drink sales area will be available for concert-goers. However, food and drink must be consumed sitting down. It will nonetheless be possible to bring your own food and drink.


Do you have to wear a mask?

Yes, masks must be worn in the grounds of the event.


Do you have to show a health pass to be admitted to the event?

Yes, you will have to show a health pass (a negative test within 48 hours OR Covid-19 recovery certificate OR proof of full vaccination).


How are you going to ensure that the protocol is followed?

Welcome teams will be on hand to ensure that the protocol is followed. On purchasing a ticket for the Symphony of the Arts, the concert-goer undertakes to follow the public health instructions in force during the event.