Les Dissonances and its (young) audience

Based in prestigious institutions, Les Dissonances creates long-term collaborations, for instance with the Opéra de Dijon and Le Volcan in Le Havre. These residencies have enabled it to attract ever larger and more loyal audiences, and to undertake educational activities for young people. With the musicians of Les Dissonances, children discover the magic of music and explore the unique environment of an orchestra without a conductor. 

Concerts with live commentary for schoolchildren

Every season, Les Dissonances invites the public to rediscover the symphonic repertoire alongside little-known masterpieces. Each programme is adapted for schoolchildren as a concert with live commentary. Thousands of children have already attended a performance of Les Dissonances, in which the musicians explain the meaning of the works, the way the instruments work and their history, and their passion for their job. 

Workshops focusing on the violin

Alain Martinez and Dorothée Nodé-Langlois, who have been part of the adventure from the outset, devise music initiation workshops. They offer a chance to begin learning the violin as a game, in order to arouse their interest in music. These workshops are conceived for adults, families, and children, in collaboration with the outreach staff in associated concert halls and cultural spaces.