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 Orchestra’s talent serves not only the repertoire but also musical creation and shows for children.
This season, the Orchestre de Paris is performing four of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies: the Second under the baton of young prodigy Klaus Mäkelä, the monumental Eighth conducted by its former musical director Daniel Harding, the First with Jaap van Zweden, and the Fifth with Michael Tilson Thomas.
The Orchestre de Paris presents two operas in concert version, both centred around female figures from Greek mythology. In Penthesilea, Pascal Dusapin dramatises the Queen of the Amazons’ tragic passion for the hero Achilles. In Elektra, it is Agamemnon’s daughter and her obsession with vengeance that inspired Richard Strauss’s orchestral frenzy.
The Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris begins the season with the opening concert, performing Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Marin Alsop. Other highlights this season include Mahler’s Eighth, “Symphony of a Thousand”, with Daniel Harding, and a concert of Poulenc’s Gloria and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with Lorenzo Viotti.
The Orchestre de Paris presents works both by pioneers of American music Philip Glass and Steve Reich (during the Days Off Festival which is closing the 2019-20 season) and by young torchbearers continuing the transformation of US music, such as Nico Muhly. For the Nico Muhly weekend at the Philharmonie, the musicians of the Orchestre de Paris will first present the premiere of his Concerto for Two Pianos with Katia and Marielle Labèque, and perform alongside him for a concert of chamber music.
The Orchestre de Paris offers shows created specially for young audiences. This season, children can discover Stravinsky’s Firebird with live drawings by illustrator Catherine Meurisse, a film-in-concert of Fantasia, and a Jungle Book show, etc.
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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 2020-21 Season’s highlights here.
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