Wednesday 10 July, 8pmOrchestra Italia
Choeur et Orchestre Sorbonne Université
Conductor Sébastien Taillard

Belvedere di Villa Rufolo

Wednesday 10 July
Belvedere di Villa Rufolo, 8pm
Choeur et Orchestre Sorbonne Université
Conductor Sébastien Taillard
Music by Boulanger, Berlioz, Beethoven
Free admission reservation required


Lili Boulanger
D’un Soir Triste
D’un Matin de Printemps

Hector Berlioz
Romeo and Juliet

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphony No.3 Op.55 in E flat major Eroica

The Chœur & Orchester Sorbonne Université brings together 120 enthusiastic and passionate young musicians around an ambitious musical project. Every year it welcomes students from the Sorbonne Université, mostly coming from the Department of Music and Musicology. They receive advanced training provided by high-level young professionals thanks to partnerships with PSPBB (Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt) and CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris).

Developed within the framework of the educational, cultural and scientific policies of the Sorbonne Université and Collegium Musicae, and in line with musicological research, the programming draws not only on pillars of the repertoire but also on works never or rarely performed, as well as previews of commissioned pieces.

Sébastien Taillard. He completed his training at the Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. In September 2018, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Chœur & Orchester Sorbonne Université. Trained in orchestral conducting with Nicolas Brochot, Sébastien has also benefited from the guidance of conductors such as Pierre Cao, Philippe Ferro and Julien Salemkour. He has just been selected to participate in the prestigious Gstaad Conducting Academy in August 2019, where he will have the opportunity to work with Manfred Honeck and Johannes Schlaefli.