The Orchestre de
Paris (French pronunciation: [ɔʁkɛstʁ də
paʁi]) is a French orchestra based in Paris. The orchestra currently
performs most of its concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris.
2 Music directors
3 Pop charts
5 External links
In 1967, following the dissolution of the Orchestre de la Société
des Concerts du Conservatoire, the French Minister of Culture, André
Malraux, and his director of music, Marcel Landowski, engaged
conductor Charles Munch to create a new orchestra in Paris. Soon
after its creation, Munch died in 1968, and
Herbert von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan was
hired as an interim music advisor from 1969 to 1971. Successive music
directors include Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Semyon
Christoph von Dohnányi served as artistic advisor from 1998
During his tenure, Barenboim saw a need for a permanent chorus for the
orchestra, and engaged the English chorus master
Arthur Oldham to
create the Chœur de l'Orchestre de
Paris in 1976. Oldham remained
with the Chorus till his retirement in 2002. From 2002 to 2011, Didier
Bouture and Geoffroy Jourdain shared direction of the Chorus, which is
now run by Lionel Sow.
Christoph Eschenbach was music director from 2000 to 2010. He
conducted recordings of music of Luciano Berio, Marc-André
Dalbavie, and Albert Roussel with the orchestra. In May 2007,
Paavo Järvi was named the orchestra's sixth music director, effective
from the 2010–11 season. Järvi is scheduled to conclude his
tenure with the Orchestre de
Paris at the conclusion of his current
contract, at the end of the summer of 2016. In June 2015, the
orchestra announced the appointments of
Daniel Harding as its 9th
principal conductor, and of
Thomas Hengelbrock as principal guest
conductor, effective September 2016. In January 2018, the Orchestre
Paris announced that Harding is to stand down as its principal
conductor, following the close of the 2018-2019 season.
In 1998, Crédit Lyonnais, which had control of the Salle Pleyel, sold
the hall to the French businessman Hubert Martigny. The Salle Pleyel
was closed in 2002, which left the orchestra without a resident hall.
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and
Théâtre du Châtelet
Théâtre du Châtelet both
presented the orchestra during the 2001–02 season. By the fall of
2002, the orchestra had secured the Théâtre Mogador, where it played
its next four seasons. In 2003, the French government secured a new
arrangement whereby Martigny would pay for renovations to the Salle
Pleyel, and rent the hall to the Cité de la Musique, which would then
be scheduled to purchase the hall in the year 2056. After renovations,
Salle Pleyel reopened in September 2006 and became once more the
Orchestre de Paris's home base. The orchestra took up residence at
the new Philharmonie de Paris, near the
Cité de la Musique
Cité de la Musique in the
Parc de la Villette, after the opening of the hall ceremony which
took place on 14 January 2015.
Charles Munch (1967–1968)
Herbert von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan (musical advisor, 1969–1971)
Georg Solti (1972–1975)
Daniel Barenboim (1975–1989)
Semyon Bychkov (1989–1998)
Christoph von Dohnányi (artistic advisor, 1998–2000)
Christoph Eschenbach (2000–2010)
Paavo Järvi (2010–2016)
Daniel Harding (2016-present)
The Orchestre de
Paris found itself in an unusual situation in 1989,
when its performance of Ravel's
Boléro became a hit on the Dutch pop
chart. The recording, made in 1982 under the direction of Daniel
Barenboim, was released as a CD-single to coincide with the success of
the song "No more boleros" by the Dutch pop singer Gerard Joling,
which included parts of the Ravel work. With its playing time of 17
minutes, the Orchestre de
Paris single remains the longest recording
ever in the Dutch Top 40.
^ Holoman, D. Kern, Charles Munch. Oxford University Press
(ISBN 978-0-19-977270-4), p. 211 (2012).
^ Andrew Clements (5 August 2005). "Berio: Stanze; Rendering,
Henschel/ French Army Chorus/ Orchestre de Paris/ Eschenbach". The
Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
^ Andrew Clements (1 April 2005). "Dalbavie: Color; Violin Concerto;
Ciaccona, Chijiiwa/ Orchestre de Paris/ Eschenbach". The Guardian.
Retrieved 17 April 2010.
^ Tim Ashley (5 May 2006). "Roussel: Symphony No 2; Bacchus et Ariane,
Orchestre de Paris/ Eschenbach". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April
^ Tim Ashley (18 April 2008). "Roussel: Symphony No 3; Le Festin de
l'Araignée, Orchestre de Paris/ Eschenbach". The Guardian. Retrieved
17 April 2010.
^ Westphal, Matthew (31 May 2007). "
Paavo Järvi to Succeed Christoph
Eschenbach at Helm of Orchestre de Paris". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 1
^ a b George Loomis (28 August 2014). "France's New Music Temple". New
York Times. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
Daniel Harding nouveau directeur musical de l'Orchestre de
Thomas Hengelbrock chef associé à partir de la saison 2016–2017"
(PDF) (Press release). Orchestre de Paris. 11 June 2015. Archived from
the original (PDF) on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
Daniel Harding quitte l'Orchestre de Paris".
2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
^ Alan Riding (23 September 2006). "After Much Retuning, a Concert
Hall Is Reborn". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
^ Alan Riding (14 April 2007). "Building a
Paris Hall Around Its
Audience". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
Paris official website (in French) (in English)
Paris Music Directors
Charles Munch (1967)
Herbert von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan (1969)
Georg Solti (1972)
Daniel Barenboim (1975)
Semyon Bychkov (1989)
Christoph von Dohnányi (1998)
Christoph Eschenbach (2000)
Paavo Järvi (2010)
Daniel Harding (2016)
Orchestras based in Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra national de
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (1828,
Orchestre Pasdeloup (1861)
Orchestre Colonne (1873)
Orchestre Lamoureux (1881)
Orchestre symphonique de
Orchestre National de
Orchestre philharmonique de
Orchestre philharmonique de Radio
Ensemble InterContemporain (1976)
Orchestre de chambre de
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