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Orchestre National de France


  • Founded in 1934 the Orchestre National de France was the first permanent symphony orchestra established in France. Since then, it has been led by some of the world's greatest names in music including Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur and Daniele Gatti. Emmanuel Krivine was appointed music director from 2017/18 season. 

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  • One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France (ONF) has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world.

    Under Emmanuel Krivine, the orchestra's first French Music Director in forty years, Intermusica renews its touring relationship with ONF from 2017 having previously delivered performances at the BBC Proms and in Spain, Luxembourg, the UK and the Netherlands over the past 10 years.   

Past tour
Return to Asia with Emmanuel Krivine
Asia, October 2018
After an absence of eight years the Orchestre National de France will return to Asia in 2018 under the direction of their new Principal Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, the orchestra's first French music director in over 30 years.


Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Khachaturian Flute Concerto
(arr. Rampal)
Franck Symphony in D

Emmanuel Krivine Principal Conductor
Emmanuel Pahud flute

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
Ravel Barque sur l'Océan
Debussy La Mer

Emmanuel Krivine Principal Conductor
Nikolai Lugansky piano


24 October 2018
Chongqing Grand Theatre, Chongqing, China

25 October 2018
Guangxi Culture & Arts Centre, Nanning, China

27 October 2018
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

30 October 2018
Zhuhai Huafa CPAA Grand Theatre, Zhuhai, China

31 October 2018
Zhuhai Huafa CPAA Grand Theatre, Zhuhai, China

02 November 2018
Nanjing Poly Theatre, Nanjing, China

03 November 2018
Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai, China

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Past tour
BBC Proms with Gatti
Europe, August 2010
Orchestre National de France return to the Royal Albert Hall for a programme featuring Debussy and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring under the direction of Music Director Daniele Gatti.


7 September 2010 
Royal Albert Hall, London  

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Past tour
Mahler Symphony No.3 in Luxembourg
Europe, May 2010
ONF and Music Director Daniele Gatti perform Mahler's Symphony No.3 at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, joined by soloist Christianne Stotijn.


2 May 2010
Luxembourg Philharmonie

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Past tour
Mahler at Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Europe, December 2009
Matthias Goerne joins the Orchestre National de France for a concert of Mahler in Amsterdam under the direction of Daniele Gatti.

The concert features the complete Des Knabenwunderhorn with Goerne as soloist and Mahler's Symphony No.1. 


18 December 2009 
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 

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