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Timeline - Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

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1989                               Foundation of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
following a performance of Beethoven Missa Solemnis, still under the name English Baroque Soloists

1990                               First public appearance under the ORR name
Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem in Bremen

Schumann Symphonies at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

1991                               Berlioz Symphonie fantastique at the old Paris conservatoire

1992                               Beethoven Symphonies in Japan
Performances in Tokyo, Mito, Osaka
Verdi Reqiuem at La Scala in Milan (Recorded by Philips)

1993                               First performance in modern times of the rediscovered Berlioz Messe Solennelle, alongside the Monteverdi Choir, in Bremen, Paris and Westminster Cathedral (broadcast live on BBC TV and recorded by Philips)

1996                               Semi-staged performances of Beethoven Leonore
in Ferrara, Lille, Amsterdam, Ludwigsburg, New York, London (BBC Proms) and Salzburg

1997                               “Schumann Revealed” 
Two-part festival at the Barbican and Cité de la Musique in Paris, leading to the complete recordings of Schumann’s symphonies and the oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri (Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon)

1998                               Verdi Falstaff
At the BBC Proms and in Cagliari and Baden-Baden

1999                               Beethoven Symphonies cycle 
Performance in Vienna, Los Angeles, London
Schumann cycle at the Lincloln Centre
including Scenes from Goethe's Faust

1990s                               Recording of Beethoven cycle for Deutsche Grammophon

1999-2003                               Four-year residency at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
including fully staged productions of Gluck's Orphée and Alceste (1999), Verdi's Falstaff (2001), Weber's Oberon (2002) and the first complete performance of Berlioz's Les Troyens (recorded live for FR3 and DVD)

2003                               Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ at the BBC Proms
with the Monteverdi Choir

2007-2008                               “Brahms: Roots and Memories”
Together with the Monteverdi Choir, a tour setting Brahms’ four symphonies in the context of his most significant choral works.
Madrid, Vienna, Cologne, Brussels, Paris, Edinburgh
(Entire project recorded by the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras’ label, for Soli Deo Gloria)

2007-2011                               Four-year residency at the Opéra Comique, Paris
New staged productions of Chabrier L’Etoile (2007), Bizet Carmen (2009), Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande (2010) and the Weber-Berlioz Le Freyschütz (2011)

2009                               ORR Apprentices
For the first time a group of 8 young musicians join the Orchestra as part of the Monteverdi Apprenticeship programme

2011                               Beethoven Symphonies in the United States
Performances in New York, Washington, Chapel Hill, Costa Mesa
(Carnegie Hall performance recorded by WQXR and released by Soli Deo Gloria)
Bruckner Mass in E minor/ Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Pisa, La Coruna, Paris, Amsterdam

2012                               Beethoven Missa Solemnis tour
Performances in New York, Chapel Hill, Costa Mesa, Pisa, Cologne, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Baden-Baden, Paris, Berne, Vienna, Budapest and London
(Barbican Centre performance recorded by BBC Radio 3 and released by Soli Deo Gloria)

2013                               Beethoven Symphonies in Switzerland
Performances in Berne, Lucerne, Zurich, Geneva, London
(Cadogan Hall performance recorded by Soli Deo Gloria)

2014                               25th anniversary season
including the orchestra’s début in Mexico and celebratory concerts in London, Zaragoza, Oviedo and Budapest