The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, led by artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe, makes its Esplanade Concert Hall debut with two of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies.
Experience Beethoven’s signature works as the well-loved composer meant for them to be heard, on the 190th anniversary of his death, as the orchestra performs using only instruments that existed during Beethoven’s lifetime.
The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées is devoted to the performance of music written from the mid-18th to the early 20th century, and has been in residence at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The orchestra has also performed in major concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna and the Barbican Centre in London, and has toured Japan, Korea, China and Australia.
Artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe is the recipient of numerous European awards for his artistic imagination and commitment, and in 1990 was named by the European press as the “Musical Personality of the Year”.
Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Symphony No. 7 in A major