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Created by cellist and conductor Victor Julien-Laferrière, the daring project that was to become the Orchestre Consuelo was born in 2021.

It chose the figure of Consuelo, the heroine of George Sand's novel of the same name. It was under the double sign of the most musical of heroines, described by the most musical of novelists, that the artistic approach of this orchestra came to life. A truly variable-geometry ensemble of between 15 and 50 musicians, Orchestre Consuelo's mission is to approach the symphonic repertoire through the prism of chamber music, and to perform it with the highest standards and passion.

Featured at the 2022 and 2023 editions of the Folle Journée de Nantes, with two live concerts on ARTE, the Orchestre Consuelo appeared at the Variations Classiques festival in Annecy, the Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, the La Roque d'Anthéron festival, the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse and the La Chaise-Dieu festival.

It closed 2023 with two concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

​ The orchestra will kick off 2024 with a concert with Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova at the Auditorium de Vincennes and Prima La Musica! in a Tchaikovsky programme, which it will repeat at the Folle Journée festival in Nantes with pianist Alexander Malofeev. 

The orchestra's musical year will continue at La Coursive Scène nationale in La Rochelle, then at the Festival dos Capuchos in Lisbon, the Rocamadour festival and the Vichy opera house. 

He will return to the Chaise-Dieu Festival for the continuation of his complete Beethoven’s Symphonies and will make his debut next season at the Philharmonie de Paris.

COMBO supports the Orchestre Consuelo in its administration and development.

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