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Paris Mozart Ochestra, Direction Rebecca Tong, Philharmonie de Paris
Academy

Rebecca Tong leads the “Revisez vos classiques” concert in Montpellier

The “Revisez vos classiques – Musiques d’aujourd’hui” concert invites you to discover the classics of contemporary music, and works that could become so.

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2021.05.30 Folle Journée © Margot Seminel-194
Academy

Glass Marcano at the Folle Journée de Nantes 2021

Last Sunday, conductor Glass Marcano led the orchestra in the closing concert of La Folle Journée 2021.

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Academy events

Monday 21 June
2021
Canceled

EDUCATIONAL CONCERT – GLASS MARCANO

Musée d'Orsay
Canceled
Monday 21 June 2021

EDUCATIONAL CONCERT – GLASS MARCANO

Demos Concert

Orchestre Démos
Glass Marcano, 
conductor

The program will be announced shortly.

Saturday 21 August
2021

CONCERT ORQUESTA FILARMÓNICA DE BOGOTÁ – GLASS MARCANO

Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá
Saturday 21 August 2021

CONCERT ORQUESTA FILARMÓNICA DE BOGOTÁ – GLASS MARCANO

Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá
Glass Marcano, conductor

Program
Georges Bizet 
Symphony in C
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel Tombeau de Couperin

 

Friday 10 September
2021
 / 
20h00

CONCERT OPÉRA ORCHESTRE DE MONTPELLIER – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

l’Opéra Comédie - Montpellier, France
Friday 10 September 2021 — 20h00

CONCERT OPÉRA ORCHESTRE DE MONTPELLIER – STEPHANIE CHILDRESS

Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie
Stephanie Childress,
conductor
Hyelim Kim, kamancha

Program
Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso
Bushra El-Turk Co-commissioned with the orchestre de chambre de Paris
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1

The story

Why create a conducting competition – with a complementary Academy – open only to women?

A legitimate question, perhaps, given that the first signs of changing attitudes towards women conductors are becoming apparent in some parts of the world …

But while more and more women conductors are enjoying successful careers, deeply entrenched sexist discrimination is sadly still a very-present obstacle for many.

With La Maestra International Competition & Academy the Paris Mozart Orchestra and the Philharmonie de Paris are together seeking to unite the international musical world behind a strong commitment to women conductors, encourage vocational aspiration among women and offer the youngest among them unprecedented levels of support.

The inaugural La Maestra Competition took place in Paris in September 2020 and was a resounding world-wide success, attracting 220 applicants of 51 different nationalities and a wide variety of backgrounds. Applicants’ backstories revealed personal circumstances which differed wildly from one country to another. This, together with the exceptional artistic quality displayed by the chosen candidates, has validated our original decision to take a strong stand and encourages us to renew our efforts.

For there is yet more to be done. The talent is there, in all its abundance and variety. It is now up to all of us to give women orchestral conductors the visibility and support they deserve.

Paris Mozart Orchestra

Founded by Claire Gibault in 2011, the Paris Mozart Orchestra is a flexible ensemble varying in size and instrumentation according to the demands of each project. Showcasing the talents of the outstanding young soloists of the Paris Mozart Orchestra – among them, as concert master and string session principals, the four members of the internationally ­acclaimed prize-winning Psophos Quartet – lies at the heart of the PMO project.

Cité de la musique
Philharmonie de Paris

Listen, watch, learn, discover and practice music in every form. The Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris aims at offering spaces where the greatest ensembles play alongside young musicians and children just starting out in music. It encompasses a new building designed by Jean Nouvel (called Philharmonie) and the current Cité de la musique, created by Christian de Portzamparc. With its numerous spaces, resident ensembles and innovative artistic mission, it is a cultural centre that is truly unique in the world, bringing music awareness and learning to a diverse public.