Le Salon de Musiques – Chamber Music in San Diego, La Jolla – Chamber Music Series

Le Salon de Musiques


Welcome to the "Heart of the Art"

Le Salon de Musiques, a compendium of world-renowned chamber music performers, takes place at the historic La Jolla Woman’s Club. The new season begins on October 8th, 2023 and ends on June 2, 2024. Each event runs from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. There is limited seating for this exclusive opportunity

The nine performances take place in an intimate stage-free environment, eliminating the boundaries between the artists and the audience. Introduced by a musicologist the concerts are followed by interactive discussions between the artists and the audience, sharing ideas, concepts and impressions about the music performed, while enjoying French champagne and a buffet featuring French cuisine.
Founded by French-American concert pianist Francois Chouchan, this intimate concept makes chamber music more accessible to music lovers, giving them the opportunity to be embraced by the music and become totally immersed in the experience. Le Salon de Musiques — Masters Rediscovered allows people to discover or rediscover wonderful works from the Romantic/Neo-Romantic and Impressionist Repertoire, written by amazing composers almost forgotten today.

LE Salon de Musique in Versailles

Initiated and amplified by Marie Antoinette in 1780, the Belvedere or Salon de Musique was erected on an artificial islet at the Petit Trianon Domain within the vast gardens of the Chateau de Versailles.
The unique intimacy of this place exemplified the eclecticism and refinement of the queen and revealed her embrace of an “Art de Vivre” founded on a freedom of thought inspired by the Enlightenment. Succeeding Madame de Pompadour, Marie Antoinette had the ambition to develop Versailles as a unique place filled with contrasts between baroque and classical, sobriety and extravagance.
By imposing her personal taste at Versailles for the first time and especially through Le Salon de Musique, Marie Antoinette found a haven of intimacy that allowed her and her court to escape from “etiquette.”