The Salle Pleyel is an essential Parisian place of concerts and events. This place goes through the ages by adapting to the diversity of the artistic, musical and events scene happening there every year. Drawing its origin in symphonic music, Salle Pleyel is constantly changing. Until 2014, it was the only concert hall in Paris, designed for symphonic music. The arrival of the Philharmonie de Paris has allowed it to diversify its programming and to equip the large concert hall, the Debussy room, with the best technologies for hosting musical shows and events of different universes. Entering in the Salle Pleyel is to enter a place steeped in history. The visitor’s gaze is immediately attracted as soon as he enters, discovering the sublime rotunda, which constitutes the heart of the building’s hall. Majestic staircases stand on either side leading spectators to different levels of magnificent Debussy Hall. The architecture of the lobby has been kept identically. The Salle Debussy has received some changes and adaptations to adapt to its new status as a transversal show space to host concerts, conferences and events within it. It has been equipped with the most advanced technologies in order to deliver a sound close to perfection. For the second consecutive year,, the Fubiz Talks, ointly organized by  Fubiz and the creative imaginary agency TETRO, will take place on the stage of Salle Pleyel on October 4, 2018. You can already get your Early Bird tickets the ticket offices of  Salle Pleyel, Digitick and la FNAC. A unique opportunity to discover or rediscover this iconic place. We had the opportunity to ask some questions to Claire-Marine Chassain, communication manager of Salle Pleyel so that to know more about the secrets of this historic place. What do you think makes Salle Pleyel a Parisian historical landmark of musical and artistic culture? La Salle Pleyel, named after the French piano manufacturer Pleyel, is a historic building dedicated to music, shows, events and transversality. A true “Art Deco” temple built in 1927, listed as a heritage monument, still famous for its technological advances. It is located at the level of the golden triangle of Paris, at 252, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. It shares this emblematic Parisian street, with Grand Hotels, Haute Couture houses, art galleries, luxury shops, the Elysée Palace and other embassies. It is in this environment that Salle Pleyel programs eclectic and current music and that we host major events such as the Ceremony of Caesar, the Ceremony of Molières, preview … How did the place adapt to the different generations brought to frequent it? The building is historic but its exploitation is modern. We are a small, dynamic team at its helm. For two years, the Pleyel Room has been owned by a large private group, Fimalac Entertainment. Projects are flourishing fast. We diversify into events by hosting a parade, ceremony, shooting, filming, screening, conference, masterclass, gala dinner … this allows us to invite a very large audience that is brought back by itself for our programming musical. The architecture of the Great Hall was reviewed a few years ago. What were the main changes and what were their vocations / motivations?

It was necessary to respect the history and the art deco style of the whole in a contemporary evolution. The configuration of the great hall, which dates from 2006, is completely revised, from 1900 seats sitting at 2500 sitting / standing with the possibility of creating a pit of 800 people. As a result, the artistic direction has also changed, it is no longer a symphonic music hall but an amplified music room. The room’s internal acoustics have been specially designed to improve absorption and greatly reduce reverberation. Programming has become a nugget. The room now offers the public the opportunity to come listen to the best of rock, pop, metal, jazz, rap, hip hop, slam and variety artists. An Art Deco Trattoria named Le Noto, in homage to a kitchen of the sun, opened on the first floor of the Salle Pleyel, open from Monday to Saturday, for lunch and dinner. The reopening of the Chopin Room (400 seats on the ground floor) was also part of the major works.

Today, multidisciplinarity is the key word in Salle Pleyel’s programming. The musical styles are varied and events, like the Fubiz Talks are organized. To what extent has this new orientation enabled this iconic place to find a new audience? The room is destined to become a high place of life, creation and animation open to any event of quality. It attracts institutions, communication agencies, companies, and other creators of cultural projects and events. Allowing to open its spaces to a new audience. The public has also diversified with the change of programming. Today all Paris moves to live the Pleyel experience. If you were to describe the Pleyel Room in one sentence, what would it be? A room of amplified emotions. If you want to attend the third edition of Fubiz Talks in this place steeped in history? You can get the first early bird tickets now on the box office of the Salle Pleyel, Digitick and the FNAC.