Insula orchestra’s purpose is very clear: to serve music from the baroque, classical and pre-romantic eras at the best of its abilities – that is, in a historically informed way. With support of the Hauts-de-Seine department, Insula orchestra was founded in 2012 by its artistic director and conductor Laurence Equilbey. In 2017, it inaugurated the Seine Musicale venue as its resident orchestra.
Resident orchestra at La Seine Musicale
The residency at La Seine Musicale began at the inauguration, in April 2017, as part of the cultural project of the Hauts-de-Seine Department.The orchestra is in charge of part of the Auditorium’s season, for which it invites numerous ensembles and artists.
Historical approach, contemporary look
The ensemble performs on period instruments to match as closely as possible the original sound, text and writing design.
The orchestra reinvents the formats and rules of classical music to reach out to all audiences. It regularly produces staged concerts to shine a new light on music, working with artists such as Yoann Bourgeois, Antonin Baudry, Pascale Ferran, David Bobée, La Fura Dels Baus… It is particularly active on the field of digital technologies, and delved in 360° experiences and virtual reality.
Side-by-side with masterpieces of the repertoire, the orchestra also features rarer pieces, such as the work of Louise Farrenc or Clara Schumann. The ensemble performs on period instruments to match as closely as possible the original sound, text and writing design.
A diversified and innovative education program, striving towards sharing and inclusion, was developed throughout the Hauts-de-Seine department.