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Démos Orchestras Weekend
from 17 to June 19, 2022
All programming

Concerts de fin d’année des orchestres Démos

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie



Joseph Haydn
Divertimento / Choral Saint Antoine
Antonín Dvořák
Symphonie n°9 "Du Nouveau Monde" et Oh Shenandoah et Comme un air de Gospel / Cartes postales d'Amérique
Orchestre Démos Grand Paris Grand Est
Chloé Dufresne , conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ruines d'Athènes / Marche turque
Bedrich Smetana
Ma Patrie / Moldau
Maurice Ravel
Ma mère l'Oye / Le jardin féérique
Modeste Moussorgski, Maurice Ravel
Les Tableaux d'une exposition / La Grande porte de Kiev
Orchestre Démos - Orchestre de Paris
Flavien Boy , conductor

Démos ("Dispositif d’éducation musicale et orchestrale à vocation sociale") is a cultural democratization project based on the practice of orchestra music.

The program, part of an overall artistic and pedagogical approach, consists in teaching classical music to children who, for economic, social or cultural reasons do not have ready access to this art form from existing institutions.

Specifically, the project is aimed at children aged 7 to 12, living in disadvantaged urban areas (“QPV”) or disadvantaged rural areas (“ZRR”), at some distance from the usual places where classical music is taught and practiced. Each child is entrusted with a musical instrument for three years. Supervised by professional musicians and social workers, the children follow weekly classes of 3½ hours on average, regularly meeting up with other children in the same region for an orchestral rehearsal (“tutti”). A major concert is organized at the end of each year in an emblematic location in the region. 

The program was launched in 2010, and the Philharmonie de Paris is responsible for its overall management.

The Démos project is supported by the State and national institutional partners, local authorities, and sponsors. It is also sponsored by Lilian Thuram and his foundation Education against Racism, and Khatia Buniatishvili.

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Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris