The dream of an orchestra
Exciting and open-minded, the musicians of the Orchestre de chambre Pelléas decided at the very outset to create their own, very special, world of music.
Together with Benjamin Levy, conductor and musician among musicians, they dreamed of forming a chamber orchestra with its own distinctive modus operandi and outlook, where they could breathe deeply the air of freedom, joy and fraternity offered by chamber music but performed by a full-scale orchestra.
A democratic and independent ensemble, jointly managed by a committee of musicians whose sole motivation is the joy of performing, at the same time maintaining the highest demands of excellence. An ensemble turned towards new discoveries and bringing renewed life to the French repertoire of the XIXth and XXth centuries, which are often forgotten. Finally, a historically informed ensemble, which has chosen to apply on modern-day instruments the discoveries made on period instruments.
Today, more than ever, the musicians, conductor, the support team, as well as the many, many musical partners encountered throughout the twelve years of Pelléas’s existence, are living their dream, a sort of orchestral utopia where the quality of human relationships, the desire to enjoy and share the precious moments of a concert, their sensitivity to each other, are still the most valued and fragile objectives to be attained.