Järvi's Out, Harding's In, at Orchestre de Paris

june 2015
As rumored, British conductor Daniel Harding will become the new music
director of the Orchestre de Paris in September 2016, succeeding Paavo Järvi. Due
largely to government politics, Järvi, whose tenure began in 2010, will not be extending
his contract
Orchestra General Director Bruno Hamard called Harding, 39, "brilliant, modern,
and audacious" and "ideal to lead the orchestra ... in its new hall, the Philharmonie
de Paris."

The orchestra simultaneously announced the appointment of Thomas Hengelbrock, 57,
as associate conductor. The new assignments were approved by Minister of Culture
 Fleur Pellerin and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, both of whose governments support
the orchestra.

In 2017, the Orchestre de Paris will celebrate 50 years since its founding under
 Charles Munch.