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Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

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Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

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The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Lausanne Chamber Orchestra) is a Swiss chamber orchestra based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra (OCL) performs some 100 concerts each season at the Salle Métropole in Lausanne, its place of residence, as well as throughout Switzerland and abroad. Thus the ensemble could be heard at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, at the Alte Oper in Frankfort, at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, at the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as at festivals such as the BBC Proms in London, the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the Rheingau Festival.

Founded in 1942 by Victor Desarzens, the OCL has collaborated with eminent international artists such as conductors Ernest Ansermet, Günter Wand, Paul Hindemith, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi and Jeffrey Tate, as well as with soloists such as Isaac Stern, Radu Lupu and Martha Argerich. During the course of its nearly 70 years of existence the orchestra has been led by only five artistic directors: Victor Desarzens (1942-1973), Armin Jordan (1973-1985), Lawrence Foster (1985-1990), Jesús López Cobos (1990-2000) and Christian Zacharias (2000-2013).

The OCLs extensive discography has earned a great deal of praise from the international press. The complete recording of Mozarts Piano Concertos, performed and conducted by Christian Zacharias for the German label MDG, has received over 40 international awards and distinctions. More recently, a new collaboration has commenced with Outhere Music: a remarkable recording of Louis Spohrs complete Clarinet Concertos performed and led by Paul Meyer in 2012 will be followed by a Schönberg disc with Heinz Holliger scheduled to be released in the autumn of 2013.

As a partner with the Lausanne Opera, the OCL regularly appears in the orchestra pit during the opera season. The OCL is also the first Swiss orchestra to engage a composer in residence every two years. As part of its mission to promote music among young listeners, the orchestra offers a number varied concerts for families and schools, and it collaborates on a regular basis with musical institutions of higher learning in the city (the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne and the Haute Ecole de Théâtre de Suisse Romande).

The OCL is subsidized by the city of Lausanne and the canton of Vaud and is a member of orchester.ch, the Swiss Association of Professional Orchestras. The majority of its concerts are recorded by Espace 2, its privileged partner since its beginnings, and made available to the public for listening on request at www.espace2.ch.

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