Michel Plasson direction
Annick Massis soprano
Julien Dran tenor
Alexandre Duhamel baritone
Chœur Philharmonique du COGE direction Frédéric Pineau
The Orchestre Lamoureux reflects on its past and celebrates Debussy’s centenary with panache.
Michel Plasson - DR
Annick Massis - DR
Debussy Centenary (August 22nd 1862 - March 25th 1918)
Nocturnes (Nuages, Fêtes, Sirènes), symphonic triptych with female chorus
La Mer, three symphonic sketches
Lamoureux is a resonant name, shining out as a glorious symbol of Parisian symphonic life. Born almost 137 years ago, the group was created by the violinist and conductor Charles Lamoureux and since the outset has been an indefatigable champion of French repertoire. Debussy and Ravel owe the first performances of La Mer, the Concerto in G, La Valse, and Boléro to the orchestra. It is therefore wholly natural and appropriate for them to celebrate the centenary of Debussy’s death on the exact anniversary of his demise. To do so, they have called on conductor Michel Plasson, one of the most ardent champions of French repertoire, and the all-too reclusive Annick Massis. Debussy will certainly be celebrated in spring 2018.
Production Orchestre Lamoureux
A 16h : rencontre de 30 mn avec les artistes du concert - Entrée libre sur présentation du billet du concert