The Opera of Dijon has abruptly put an end to 12 years of artistic residence of French ensemble Dissonances. In a press release, its creator and director, the violinist David Grimal, wants to alert on the future of the independent orchestras. He says: « Since 2008, with the Dijon Opera and the support of the city of Dijon, we have built a project of artistic excellence that is protean: from solo concerts to chamber music with international artists, to the great symphonic repertoire, with also educational concerts and numerous discovery concerts and workshops for the youngest, as well as creations of works commissioned from many composers. During this period, I built a strong relationship with a large and faithful audience with whom I was able to share an extraordinary musical and human adventure.

In a period of health crisis which weakened much the independent ensembles, the brutal interruption of this residence destabilizes still more the project of Dissonances. It is necessary from now on to reinvent us and to find the fertility of a new territorial anchoring.(…)

Today, more than ever, my ambition as well as that of the Dissonances and the artists associated with the project remains the sharing of the music with the greatest number with always a humanistic and demanding approach of our so necessary art. »

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