Orchestre national Avignon-Provence

Founded at the end of the 18th century, the
Orchestre national Avignon-Provence is one of
those orchestras that have long been at the heart
of French musical life, fulfilling public service
missions in the field of culture: musical creation,
dissemination and support for audiences in the
discovery of a living repertoire spanning more than
four centuries.
Thanks to its ambitious and inquisitive artistic
policy, led by Music Director Débora Waldman, the
Orchestra offers profound musical intelligence and
a rare flexibility in its approach to works, whatever
their period or style.
It welcomes renowned soloists and conductors
while promoting emerging artists. It promotes
openness to diverse musical aesthetics.
A loyal partner of the Opéra Grand Avignon, it
accompanies its entire opera season.
The Orchestre National Avignon-Provence is also
committed to increasing gender equality within its
artistic teams. The Cultural Actions department,
founded in 2009, enables the orchestra to further
develop its policy of opening up to all audiences.
It now enables over 20,000 children, teenagers and
adults to attend the Orchestra’s concerts.
Invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as
the Festival d’Avignon, the Festival International
de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Festival
de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence and the Chorégies
d’Orange, the Orchestre national Avignon-Provence
is present throughout the region and has a strong
presence in France and abroad.
In 2020, the Orchestra will be awarded the
label Orchestre national en Région. Supported
by the French Ministry of Culture, the South
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the Vaucluse
Department, the Greater Avignon Conurbation
and the City of Avignon, the Orchestre national
Avignon-Provence makes an artistic and
professional commitment to the people of an area
whose cultural heritage and musical history, both
past and present, are among the richest in Europe.