Orchestre Pasdeloup is the oldest continually performing French orchestra, founded in 1861 by conductor Jules Pasdeloup, who initiated the series of Concerts populaires, featuring the most important works of that period. Invariably acclaimed ever since, the orchestra performs both widely popular repertoire and the most recent music.

Orchestre Pasdeloup regularly appears in the main Parisian concert halls, such as the Philharmonie de Paris and La Seine Musicale, as well as collaborating with the ballet of Opéra national de Paris (Palais Garnier) and Opéra Bastille. It frequently tours abroad (including concerts in Abu Dhabi, 2019).

The orchestra’s violinist and president is Marianne Rivière, the only one chaired by a woman musician in France. It is the orchestra’s commitment to promote women-musicians (performers, conductors, and composers), as well as to bring contemporary music to the widest possible audience by programming varied and attractive concerts, including frequent world premieres of new works. One such a project was the first performance of Elżbieta Sikora’s Sonosphère V. Wanda Landowska, given on 14th December 2019 at the Philharmonie de Paris. The present recording of this work perfectly illustrated the orchestra’s key artistic values.

Phot. Axel Saxe
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