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Community Outreach Projects

The musicians of the Orchestre de Paris are committed to reaching out to all members of the public. Whether at home, school or in hospital, music can be present for everyone at different moments in life. Musicians passionate about sharing their art are keen to venture out into the community and provide musical moments suitable for all types of audiences.

Music for everyone

Magical encounters

Working closely with various partners including local authorities, institutions for handicapped children and the elderly, hospitals and charitable and voluntary organisations, the Orchestre de Paris is devoted to meeting people from all walks of life.

Throughout the year the Orchestra develops varied actions to bring music directly to people who are physically, geographically or socially restricted. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.
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Activities
in hospitals

Bedside manner

The Orchestre de Paris musicians regularly visit different hospital wards, including pediatric and geriatric, both in Paris and in Romainville during their residency there. They offer musical encounters at patients’ bedsides in the form of concerts or workshops, and are trained and accompanied by staff from Musique & Santé (Music and Health), a charity with the mission of bringing live music into hospital settings. During the 2015-2016 season, musicians will make several visits to the Armand Trousseau and Robert Debré Children’s Hospitals to brighten up the daily routine of young patients with their melodies and give them what is often their first experience of seeing and hearing musical instruments up close.

Music and
the handicapped

A sensory approach to music

For the last four years the Orchestre de Paris and the charity Musique & Santé have been jointly running a musical project at La Croix Faubin Institute for Motor Skills, a charitable foundation in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Sixty severely handicapped children and teenagers aged between 3 and 20 are enrolled in a programme with a strong emphasis placed on music and its sensory-motor benefits.
Throughout the season two musicians regularly lead group workshops to prepare pupils to attend a concert at the Philharmonie with their classmates and families. By listening to melodies and rhythms the pupils find themselves capable of wonderful means of expression through drawing, movement and voice, thus providing precious tools for the team of instructors in their lesson structure.
The year culminates with a return to the Philharmonie de Paris in May, where the pupils present a play mixing music, text and artworks, inspired in equal measure by the music and the architecture of the Philharmonie de Paris.

Paths
of exile

Rebuilding lives through music

The Orchestre de Paris continues to work in partnership with the charity Parcours d’Exil (Paths of Exile) to provide therapy to refugees who were victims of abuse, torture or state-sponsored violence and help them integrate and rebuild their lives.
The musical experience is made more tangible through moments of social interaction with the musicians as well as practical workshops. The Orchestre de Paris also donates concert tickets to those being helped by the charity.

Residency
Offsite

In Romainville

The Orchestre de Paris will once again hold a residency in Romainville during the 2017/2018 season and offer a rich discovery programme of classical music.
The orchestra’s musicians travel regularly to Romainville throughout the season to hold workshops for schoolchildren, musical tales for nursery school pupils, chamber music concerts, and even musical visits to the elderly in their homes. Romainville residents also enjoy complimentary tickets year round to visit the Philharmonie de Paris and hear the Orchestre de Paris perform in educational concerts for schools or weekend family concerts.
Finally, one primary school class designated "in residence" enjoys a special relationship with the Orchestre de Paris through its participation in preparatory workshops for the educational concerts it will atend at the Philharmonie de Paris. The pupils also spend the school year putting together a play, enhanced by creative soundpainting workshops, before performing the work in front of their classmates at the end of the year.

Partners

Hospitals interventions benefit from the support of la BRED.

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The residency in Romainville benefit from the support of the Groupe Fiminco.

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The program Music and the handicapped benefit from the support of Generali.

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