Laurence Equilbey Moves in to La Seine Musicale, a New Concert Hall Near Paris
Situated on the Seguin Island on the banks of the Seine, just outside the city limits of Paris, La Seine Musicale opened its doors this April. The new cultural centre offers a home for all genres of music -classical music, jazz and world music in the Auditorium (1,150 seats) and pop-rock concerts and musicals in the Grande Seine (6,000-seats). This project, designed by the architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, was launched by the Haut-de-Seine département and supported by a mixture of public and private funds.
For its first season at La Seine Musicale, Insula Orchestra is focusing on the post-baroque era with a programme featuring modern orchestras and chamber ensembles from around the world such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Quatuor Mosaïques. Throughout the venue’s opening season, Laurence Equilbey and Insula Orchestra will explore both traditional and contemporary music, notably hosting a festival dedicated to the works of Mozart, Grande Messe en Ut, on 24th and 25th June 2017.