From 3-19 February Esa-Pekka Salonen will be artist-in-residence at the the twentieth Festival Présences Paris. Salonen’s works for orchestra and for chamber ensemble will be performed across ten concerts including those by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and various chamber ensembles and soloists including Barbara Hannigan and Anssi Karttunen. Salonen himself will conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in five concerts playing his own works alongside masterpieces of the 21st Century such as Ligeti’s Requiem and Ameriques by Varese. Radio France has commissioned two new works from Salonen for the festival: Dona Nobis Pacem for the Maîtrise de Radio France, directed by Sofi Jeannin and a work for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.