Since Claire Gibault founded the Paris Mozart Orchestra in 2011, one astonishingly affective but rarely heard musical genre has been at the core of the orchestra’s programming: the melologue – a dramatic narration alternating with, and sometimes accompanied by, illustrative, emotionally-charged instrumental music.
What is a melologue?
Pioneering explorers and designers of new performance formats and outreach programmes, we carefully and individually tailor content and presentation for each audience in consultation with promoters. As an independent ensemble of soloists, members of the PMO perform chamber music (duos, trios, quartets…) alongside pieces written for small instrumental ensembles of 12-20 players and full-scale classical and early Romantic orchestral works with 30-50 musicians. Equally at ease in both classical and contemporary repertoire, the PMO offers imaginative original programmes which combine the highest standards of artistry with a love of communication and outreach.