L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève plays its "hits"

  • Switzerland
  • Music and hits of excellence

Conducted by Arie van Beek – Narrator: Joan Mompart 

Paléo is proud to introduce a frequent visitor to the Festival: L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, which was also one of the first classical orchestras to perform at the Festival in 1991. L’OCG will this year be playing some of its best-known hits, from Handel to Bernstein, by way of some of the grand masters of the genre such as Mozart and Beethoven, not forgetting Prokofiev and Shostakovich, to a text concocted and presented with panache and humour by the actor Joan Mompart. An unforgettable concert for audiences of all ages.

L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève has established itself as one of the top-class ensembles in the Swiss and international musical landscape. An identity that has singularised itself through a quest for a sound characterised by clarity and lyricism, and the audacity and will to play to very mixed audiences. Guarantor of this ambition, Dutch conductor Arie van Beek has been artistic and musical director of the OCG since September 2013. Born in Rotterdam, he performed as a percussionist before switching to a career in orchestral conducting. His repertoire covers the entire spectrum of orchestral music.

As well as pursuing his career as an actor, Joan Mompart has developed artistic collaborations with Omar Porras, Ahmed Madani and Rodrigo Garcia. He has already successfully directed several musical projects and concerts with narrator, notably with the Ensemble Contrechamps.

Extracts of works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Grieg, Shostakovich, Bernstein.