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Le Concert de la Loge

Although the historical instrument group Le Concert de la Loge focuses on Classical-period music, its repertory extends into other eras. The composition of the ensemble is flexible, and it presents chamber music and opera in addition to orchestral music. Le Concert de la Loge was founded as Le Concert de la Loge Olympique in 2015 by violinist Julien Chauvin. The latter name was that of an orchestra established in Paris in 1783 by the Comte d'Ogny; that group commissioned the six Paris Symphonies of Haydn, among other works. France's Olympic Committee objected to the use of the term "olympique," and the group was renamed Le Concert de la Loge in 2016 (its website shows the word "Olympique" but crosses it out). The new orchestra's concert schedule grew, and it attracted support from France's Ministry of Culture and Communication, the City of Paris, and Le Club Olympe, among others. Le Concert de la Loge landed several residences, including those at the Conservatoire Jean-Baptiste Lully in Puteaux, the Fondation Singer-Polignac, and, beginning in 2018, the Cité Musical in Metz. Signed to the Aparte label, the orchestra released its debut recording, featuring Haydn's Symphony No. 85 ("La Reine") in 2016, and it went on to issue further albums on Aparte, including a recital of Classical-period arias with soprano Sophie Karthäuser, an album of "Symphonies du salon" by Reicha and Beethoven, and six volumes of Haydn's symphonies, paired with other relevant works of the period. Le Concert de la Loge has toured with several opera productions, including those of Haydn's Armida, Antonio Sacchini's Le Cid, and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne's Phèdre. The orchestra comprises some two dozen members in all, but individual performances may feature ensembles of various sizes. The group has collaborated with soprano Sandrine Piau and countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, touring Europe and South America with the latter. In 2020, Le Concert de la Loge moved to the Naïve label for a recording of concertos by Vivaldi, with Chauvin as soloist, and then to Alpha the following year with an album of works by Mozart. The year 2022 saw Le Concert de la Loge record further Vivaldi works for Naïve and more Mozart for Alpha, the latter with fortepianist Andreas Staier.
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