Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg

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Introduction

Since its foundation in 1933 as part of the broadcasting activities of Radio Luxembourg (RTL), the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) has embodied the cultural vitality of the country at the heart of Europe. From 1996, the OPL has been publicly administered, and in 2005 it took up residence at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, where it performs in a hall with outstanding acoustics.
Uniting 98 musicians from twenty nations, the OPL is renowned for the elegance of its sound, which was developed by the successive chief conductors Henri Pensis, Carl Melles, Louis de Froment, Leopold Hager, David Shallon, Bramwell Tovey and Emmanuel Krivine, and is currently shaped by Gustavo Gimeno, now in his fifth year at the helm of the orchestra. For four seasons, the OPL has been collaborating with the classical record label Pentatone; so far, this partnership has yielded seven albums dedicated to works by Bruckner, Shostakovich, Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, Rossini and Stravinsky.
Since 2003 the orchestra has been highly active in offering concerts and workshops for students, children and families. It also enjoys close working relationships with the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, CAPE in Ettelbruck and Radio 100,7.


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Introduction

Since its foundation in 1933 as part of the broadcasting activities of Radio Luxembourg (RTL), the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL) has embodied the cultural vitality of the country at the heart of Europe. From 1996, the OPL has been publicly administered, and in 2005 it took up residence at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, where it performs in a hall with outstanding acoustics.
Uniting 98 musicians from twenty nations, the OPL is renowned for the elegance of its sound, which was developed by the successive chief conductors Henri Pensis, Carl Melles, Louis de Froment, Leopold Hager, David Shallon, Bramwell Tovey and Emmanuel Krivine, and is currently shaped by Gustavo Gimeno, now in his fifth year at the helm of the orchestra. For four seasons, the OPL has been collaborating with the classical record label Pentatone; so far, this partnership has yielded seven albums dedicated to works by Bruckner, Shostakovich, Debussy, Mahler, Ravel, Rossini and Stravinsky.
Since 2003 the orchestra has been highly active in offering concerts and workshops for students, children and families. It also enjoys close working relationships with the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, CAPE in Ettelbruck and Radio 100,7.