Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
© Nicolas Rosès
The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra – given the official title of ‘Orchestre national’ (national orchestra) in 1994 – is one of France's major ensembles, with 110 musicians perpetuating excellence and both French and Germanic traditions. In addition to its main symphonic seasons, it plays in some of the Opéra National du Rhin’s performances, participates in Festival Musica and works on original projects with other partners in Strasbourg. It also offers a busy season of chamber music encompassing fifteen or so events held at the Cité de la Musique et de la Danse, Aubette, Opéra and Espace Django. Mindful of making music widely available, the orchestra also carries out significant decentralisation actions throughout the Bas-Rhin and has a dynamic cultural policy aimed at all age groups.