Natixis promotes the broadcast of Orchestre de Paris’ repertoire
In 2012, Natixis is continuing with its sponsorship of Orchestre de Paris and is financing the recording and free web broadcast of two exceptional concerts of the 2012-2013 season.
Music for all
The concerts sponsored by Natixis will be broadcast on
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012, with a program dedicated to Dvořák and Beethoven
- Antonin Dvořák, Symphonic Variations, Op.78
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
- Antonin Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op.88
Paavo Järvi, director
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
- and Thursday, November 8, 2012, with works from Ravel, Mozart, Stravinski and the world premiere of works from Karol Beffa, a young French composer.
- Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 24
- Karol Beffa, Piece for Piano and Orchestra, world premiere
- Igor Stravinski, The Rite of Spring
Paavo Järvi, director
Andreas Haefliger, piano
A fruitful… and long-lasting collaboration
Since the early days of their collaboration in 2007, Natixis and Orchestre de Paris have shared the same goal: to brings works from the French and the world’s musical heritage to the greater public.
At that time, the orchestra was looking for a partner to support its project, which consisted in broadcasting for free on its website exceptional works, such as the last two Parisian concerts of Mstislav Rostropovitch, the greatest cellist of the 20th century. When solicited, Natixis was seduced by the project, which fitted perfectly with its ‘Yesterday’s Heritage, Tomorrow’s Treasures’ sponsorship actions. The project rendered archives that are part of our immaterial heritage accessible to all.
Riding on this success, Natixis renewed the experience with much enthusiasm in 2010, by broadcasting free in video format, the Gustav Mahler symphonies recorded in salle Pleyel under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach.
Presenting French musical works to the Asian public
In 2011, Natixis also supported the Asian tour of Orchestre de Paris, specifically two concerts, one given at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the other at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beigjing. The concerts featured mostly French repertoire by composers Berlioz, Messiaen and Ravel.
Orchestre de Paris with music director Paavo Järvi were ranked among the best orchestras by the Japanese music magazine Ongakunotomo. After a vote from the most reknown journalists and critics, the magazine ranked Orchestre de Paris best orchestra for the three concerts given in Tokyo and Yokohama in November 2011.