Almost half a century after its creation, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris has established itself as a chamber orchestra of excellence and a benchmark in Europe. From the 2024/2025 season, it will welcome conductor Thomas Hengelbrock as Music Director.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris has a strong presence in Paris and its metropolitan area, with concerts at the Philharmonie, where it is resident, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Opéra-Comique, the Théâtre du Châtelet, with which it is part of the Place des théâtres project, and the Salle Cortot, as well as in close proximity to its audiences. As a committed musical player, it combines artistic excellence with a civic-minded approach, reaching out to people in emergency shelters, hospital patients, elderly people and prisoners. With this in mind, the orchestra offers musical creations shared with these audiences. It also targets young musicians as part of its OCP-Transmission programme, through various professional support initiatives. In 2023-2024, it will be running three new academies: the académie du joué-dirigé (7th edition), the académie de jeunes compositrices (2nd edition) and the académie d'orchestre, for students at the CNSMDP.
During the 2023-2024 season, the orchestra will continue the special dialogue it has begun with violinist Antje Weithaas and pianist Javier Perianes. It also reunites with artists with whom it has forged loyal ties: violinist Pekka Kuusisto, cellists Nicolas Altstaedt and Jean-Guihen Queyras, pianist Roger Muraro, conductors Maxim Emelyanychev, Thomas Dausgaard and Andrea Marcon. New encounters mark this season: with Thomas Hengelbrock, Ton Koopman, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Marie Jacquot, Matthias Pintscher and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
In the run-up to the 2024 Games, it is fully involved in the Cultural Olympiad with several musical performances, notably at the Panthéon in September 2024, and at a major operatic and symphonic event on the forecourt of Paris City Hall for the Fête de la Musique.
The Orchestre de chambre de Paris, which has been awarded the Orchestre national en région label, would like to thank the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture (Drac Île-de-France), as well as its corporate partners and private donors from the Cercle accompagnato for their support.