ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE RADIO FRANCE
Founded in 1930 by the French radio, based on the legacy of the first orchestra created in 1928 by André Messager, the Orchestre Philharmonique was remodeled in 1976 following Pierre Boulez' criticism of the rigidity of traditional symphonic groups. On the contrary, the orchestra can simultaneously break down into several formations ranging from a small ensemble to a full orchestra, adapting to all configurations required by the repertory from the 18th century to today. Committed to renewing the repertory, the orchestra performs twenty premieres (French or worldwide) annually. The composer Gilbert Amy and the conductor Marek Janowski were the first musical directors, followed by Myung-Whun Chung, succeeded by Mikko Franck in 2015.
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