Orchestre National de Lyon

Leonard Slatkin, Directeur Musical Honoraire


The Orchestre National de Lyon was founded in 1905 by Georges Martin Witkowski, as the Société des Grands Concerts de Lyon. The orchestra is proud of an illustrious past to which great musicians such as André Cluytens, Charles Munch, Paul Paray and Pierre Monteux have contributed.

In 1969, following an initiative by the Lyon authorities and on the occasion of the establishment of regional orchestras by Marcel Landowski, it became a permanent orchestra with 102 musicians under the name “Orchestre philharmonique Rhône-Alpes”, with Louis Frémaux as its first Music . . .

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