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Orchestre de chambre de Paris
What does the perfect balance of wisdom and youth look like? Maybe something like Orchestre de chambre de Paris.
What does the perfect balance of wisdom and youth look like? Maybe something like Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Now more than 40 years old, the ensemble not only sets the benchmark for high quality playing, but is also filled with young, vibrant musicians at the beginning of their careers. It is a permanent fixture in French musical life, and also one of its most egalitarian institutions.
Orchestre de chambre de Paris (OCP) is a resident at Philharmonie, but also an ever-present force on stages like Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Théâtre du Châtelet. Furthermore, the group plays small venues across France, and heads out on regular international tours, with recent concerts in Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Prague, Rome, Rio, Buenos Aires, Hamburg and Berlin.
Its programmes are aimed at the general public, rather than simply the musical elite, and it’s constantly striving to reach those usually excluded from the concert hall experience. For example, OCP recently led series for people living in emergency accommodation as well as inmates.
Renowned conductor and pianist Lars Vogt leads the ensemble as musical director, bringing his international prestige and command of the podium with him. His original artistic approach and passionate focus on chamber music have duly been recognized by audiences and critics alike.
In addition, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris regularly collaborates with some of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists, including Maxime Pascal, Christian Tetzlaff, Anne Gastinel, Trevor Pinnock, Thomas Dausgaard, Pekka Kuusisto, Antonio Méndez, Emmanuel Pahud, Thibaut Garcia, Speranza Scappucci, Gautier Capuçon, Jodie Devos, Ian Bostridge, Marie Perbost, Christophe and Julian Prégardien, Karine Deshayes and more.
As for its musical setup, the orchestra is built along principles established by Mozart. It reexamines classical works using ancient instruments where suitable, but also collaborates with conductors and soloists from different musical perspectives.
Further, OCP offers regular participatory and immersive experiences for all kinds of audiences, including digital-driven and educational programmes. Each season it offers more than 100 cultural events of this kind, helping to build community links through the power of music.
OCP has also recorded more than sixty albums, and continues to showcase various styles and repertoires, including oratorio, chamber orchestra and contemporary music.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, labeled National Orchestra in the region, would like to thank the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture (Drac Île-de-France), the partner companies, the entourage, and the circle of donors for their support.
For tour dates, online activities and more information on Orchestre de Chambre de Paris head to www.orchestredechambredeparis.com!