About Orchestre de Paris
The legendary conductor Charles Munch was behind the orchestra’s establishment in 1967. Among the conductors at the orchestra’s helm have been such figures as Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Semyon Bychkov. It was the latter two who conducted the orchestra at its concerts at Prague Spring in 1986 and 1998. Daniel Harding has been appointed as the principal conductor during the current season, replacing Paavo Järvi. From 2010 to 2016, the orchestra was led under Järvi’s leadership, and January 2015 saw the grand opening of a modern concert hall called the Philharmonie de Paris by the architect Jean Nouvel, which has become the home stage for the Orchestre de Paris. Over a hundred concerts a year will take place there.