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L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France

National Orchestra d’Île-de-France

The  National Orchestra d’Ile-de-France was created in 1974 at the initiative of Marcel Landowski who will become honorary chairman founder. It is funded by the Regional Council of Ile-de-France and the Ministry of Culture. Its main mission is to spread the art of the symphony throughout the region and especially to new audiences.

The orchestra is one of the most dynamic national training and is in the top 10 most engaged orchestras in the world of the famous monthly Gramophone.

Composed of ninety-five permanent musicians, the orchestra gives each season a hundred concerts, giving Ile a wide variety of programs on three centuries of music, from symphonic to contemporary music, from baroque to various music of our time. The orchestra is also innovative and has created over the past fifteen years, a hundred contemporary pieces and a festival, Isle of discoveries.

Yoel Levi, principal chief of the training for seven successful seasons, has significantly increased the demand for quality and musical cohesion of the orchestra. In September 2012, Enrique Mazzola was appointed music director and succeeds Yoel Levi. The arrival of this new leader dynamic and innovative brings new artistic ambitions for training.

Cultural action is the orchestra a laboratory that designs and develops ambitious educational activities: workshops, meetings with artists, educational concerts and musical performances. These actions are intended to give the taste and knowledge of the symphonic repertoire as many while promoting encounters with musicians and explore the performing arts. The iconic concert „Sing with” and more recently, „The Child and the Spells” (at the Salle Pleyel) brought together thousands of young singers.

A collection of book-hard for young people was launched in April 2010. Robert Pig and Princess Kofoni, controlled and created by the orchestra, constitute the first two titles in collaboration with Le Chant du Monde. In spring 2012 released the CD-book The first time I was born in partnership with Gallimard.