Orchester Les Siècles

Formed in the summer of 2003 by François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles comprises outstanding young players pooled from the very finest French ensembles. Roth’s founding ambition was for his orchestra to offer a new approach, not only to repertoire but also to the nature of the concert form.

With a vast period-instrument collection at its disposal, spanning the baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras, the orchestra’s repertoire is notably wide in range. Les Siècles is one of a small number of ensembles to employ period and modern instruments, playing each repertoire on appropriate instruments. Its flexible and historically informed work delivers a unique strand of creative programming.

François-Xavier Roth and the musicians of Les Siècles have made a distinctive mark at home and abroad, presenting an orchestra for the 21st century. They have given well over 200 performances in France alone, including regular performances in Paris (Cité de la Musique, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Gaveau, Opéra Comique) and appearances at leading festivals throughout France. In addition to its work in France, Les Siècles is increasingly visible on the international scene. Its global profile has been magnified in recent seasons with concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, London, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Japan.

Les Siècles are also the creator and the main feature of the TV show « Presto » which has been broadcast regularly on France 2 since 2007. They’ve recently created their own record Label « Les Siècles Live » in partnership with Musicales Actes Sud. They’ve already released five recordings in this collection.

The orchestra is in residency in the Forum du Blanc-Mesnil and regularly performs in Hauts-de-Seine. The orchestra has been invited to become Resident Orchestra in Grand Théâtre de Provence, Festival Berlioz de La Côte Saint-André, Festival de Saint-Riquier and Festival de l’Epau.

Orchester Les Siècles beim Beethovenfest

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September

22

Sun

7:30 pm

Battle of images

  • Asasello Quartett
  • Orchester Les Siècles
  • Benjamin Shwartz Conductor
  • MOUVOIR Kompanie
  • Stephanie Thiersch choreography, director
  • Brigitta Muntendorf music direction, Composition

2018

211

September

22

Sat

8:00 pm

Heaven and Hell

  • Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano
  • Bryan Register tenor
  • Kyle Ketelsen bass
  • Tschechischer Philharmo­nischer Chor Brno
  • Orchester Les Siècles
  • Petr Fiala preparation
  • François-Xavier Roth Conductor
Works by Hector Berlioz
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«