Orchestra de Paris (Orchestre de Paris) |

Orchestra de Paris (Orchestre de Paris) |

Orchestre de Paris

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Orchestra de Paris (Orchestre de Paris) |

The Orchester de Paris (Orchestre de Paris) is a French symphony orchestra. Founded in 1967 on the initiative of the Minister of Culture of France, Andre Malraux, after the Orchestra of the Concert Society of the Paris Conservatory ceased to exist. The municipality of Paris and the departments of the Parisian region participated in its organization with the assistance of the Society for Concerts of the Paris Conservatory.

The Parisian Orchestra receives subsidies from the state and local organizations (primarily the city authorities of Paris). The orchestra consists of about 110 highly qualified musicians who have devoted themselves to work only in this orchestra, which made it possible to create independent chamber ensembles from among its members, performing simultaneously in several concert halls.

The main goal of the Paris Orchestra is to acquaint the general public with highly artistic musical works.

The Paris Orchestra tours abroad (the first foreign trip was in the USSR, 1968; Great Britain, Belgium, the Czech Republic and other countries).

Orchestra leaders:

  • Charles Munch (1967-1968)
  • Herbert von Karajan (1969—1971)
  • Georg Solti (1972-1975)
  • Daniel Barenboim (1975-1989)
  • Semyon Bychkov (1989-1998)
  • Christoph von Donany (1998-2000)
  • Christoph Eschenbach (since 2000)

Since September 2006 it has been located in the Paris Concert Hall Pleyel.

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