Orchestre de Paris

Introduction

The Orchestre de Paris gave its very first concert in November 1967, under the musical direction of Charles Munch. Following the death of its founding father, the musical direction of the orchestra has been successively entrusted to Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach and Paavo Järvi, who were succeeded by Daniel Harding in September 2016.

The orchestra gives more than 100 concerts every season at the Philharmonie de Paris. Reflecting its desire to support contemporary repertoire, the 2018/19 season was Jörg Widmann’s second as composer in residence, and featured the European premiere of Widmann’s Violin Concerto (performed by Carolin Widmann), as well as the French premieres of Bryce Dessner’s Two Pianos Concerto, Péter Eötvös’ Alle vittime senza nome, and Hans Abrahamsen’s Let Me Tell You.

The orchestra performs regularly throughout France and undertakes frequent European tours. Askonas Holt is thrilled to be working with the Orchestre de Paris for the first time, taking the orchestra on a five-date tour to three summer festivals: Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms.


Introduction

The Orchestre de Paris gave its very first concert in November 1967, under the musical direction of Charles Munch. Following the death of its founding father, the musical direction of the orchestra has been successively entrusted to Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach and Paavo Järvi, who were succeeded by Daniel Harding in September 2016.

The orchestra gives more than 100 concerts every season at the Philharmonie de Paris. Reflecting its desire to support contemporary repertoire, the 2018/19 season was Jörg Widmann’s second as composer in residence, and featured the European premiere of Widmann’s Violin Concerto (performed by Carolin Widmann), as well as the French premieres of Bryce Dessner’s Two Pianos Concerto, Péter Eötvös’ Alle vittime senza nome, and Hans Abrahamsen’s Let Me Tell You.

The orchestra performs regularly throughout France and undertakes frequent European tours. Askonas Holt is thrilled to be working with the Orchestre de Paris for the first time, taking the orchestra on a five-date tour to three summer festivals: Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms.

Performance Schedule

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    20:00 20 Aug 2019 Kursaal, SAN SEBASTIAN

    BERLIOZ Harold in Italy
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

    Antoine Tamestit, viola
    Daniel Harding, conductor
    Orchestre de Paris

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    20:00 21 Aug 2019 Kursaal, SAN SEBASTIAN

    BRITTEN War Requiem

    Emma Bell, soprano
    Andrew Staples, tenor
    Florian Boesch, baritone
    Daniel Harding, conductor
    Orchestre de Paris
    Orféon Donostiarra, choir
    Orféon Txiki, children’s choir

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    20:00 23 Aug 2019 Usher Hall, EDINBURGH

    BERLIOZ Harold in Italy
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

    Antoine Tamestit, viola
    Daniel Harding, conductor
    Orchestre de Paris

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    19:00 24 Aug 2019 Usher Hall, EDINBURGH

    BRITTEN War Requiem

    Emma Bell, soprano
    Andrew Staples, tenor
    Florian Boesch, baritone
    Daniel Harding, conductor
    Orchestre de Paris
    Edinburgh Festival Chorus, choir
    National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls’ Choir, children’s choir

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    19:30 26 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

    SCHUMANN Genoveva Overture
    WIDMANN Babylon Suite
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

    Daniel Harding, conductor
    Orchestre de Paris