Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre de Paris
The Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonie’s main resident ensemble, is revealing the Grande salle Pierre Boulez full acoustic potential, bringing audiences the very best of symphonic music.
Only an exceptional orchestra could do justice to this exceptional venue, and Orchestre de Paris is taking on this extraordinary mission! The orchestra’s Music Director Paavo Järvi, along with the 120 musicians and 130 choir singers, has settled in to the Philharmonie in January 2015. Located at the heart of the city, these artists are making this new residency a vibrant space for interaction and new experiences.
A phalanx of renowned artists, the Orchestre de Paris is performing with the greatest conductors and soloists: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph von Dohnányi, Yuri Temirkanov, Herbert Blomstedt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Louis Langrée, Hélène Grimaud, Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, Leonidas Kavakos, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky, Daniel Barenboim, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Katia et Marielle Labèque, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Yves Thibaudet…
The Orchestre de Paris is making the Philharmonie a community space for sharing knowledge and experiences. Each season introduces young people to classical music through family workshops, concerts for nursery school pupils, general rehearsals open to school and college groups, and entertaining and educational concerts for children.
The ensemble is also inviting members of the public to join its amateur choir which is putting on over twenty concerts around Paris and elsewhere each season.
And finally, to enable the public to come to concerts and come again, to make music truly accessible to all, the Orchestre de Paris has decided to apply a new rates policy at the Philharmonie which makes these amazing, vibrant music experiences accessible to the greatest number of people possible.
The Orchestre de Paris receives funding from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the City of Paris. It also receives support from Eurogroup Consulting, its main patron, and from the Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France, its patron for youth schemes, and from the Cercle de l’Orchestre de Paris.
The 2017/2018 Season at the Philharmonie de Paris will bring together great orchestras and international soloists, projects which will shed new light on music, and there will be jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with highlights here.