Orchestre de Paris
A long-time partner and collaborator, the Orchestre de Paris is now an integral part of the Philharmonie de Paris, playing a central role in an artistic project that it both drives and nourishes.
The qualities of the Orchestre de Paris draw the finest conductors in the field, including a number of women. The first of whom, young American conductor Karina Canellakis will have the honour of opening the season in September, with Susanna Mälkki, Marin Alsop and Simone Young following at later dates.
Karina Canellakis will also return in January for a programme with Joshua Bell. And she is not the only one wielding the baton twice this season: so will conductors Pablo Heras-Casado, Tugan Sokhiev, Lahav Shani and François-Xavier Roth. Former musical directors Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi and Daniel Harding will also take turns back at the podium. Other regular conductors of the Orchestra will be present throughout the season, such as Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev and Riccardo Chailly.
Present-day music is a key element of the Orchestre de Paris’ project: in addition to works by György Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg and John Adams, the season will juxtapose the French premieres of works by Péter Eőtvős and Unsuk Chin with the classical and romantic repertoires. The Orchestra is also presenting an exceptional collaboration with Wynton Marsalis. As the grand finale, the season will close with a programme of entirely modern-day music.
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Mehta • Mariinsky/Gergiev • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Barenboim • Staatskapelle Berlin/Barenboim • London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle/Roth • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Fischer/Chung • Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Muti...
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Great orchestras, international soloists, projects which shed new light on music, jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with 2019-20 Season’s highlights here.