OSAMU - AMU Symphony Orchestra

As part of its cultural policy, Aix-Marseille University set up a symphony orchestra in January 2015 called the AMU Symphony Orchestra (OSAMU), which contributes to its excellence and performs at major events organised by the university or in the territory. Under the direction of conductor Sébastien Boin,  OSAMU brings together students from all faculties  of the university and staff members, recruited at the highest level to play the great symphonic repertoire and contribute to its enrichment through the programming of contemporary creations. The Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional (CNRR) in Marseille provides logistical and human support and some of his best students join the orchestra. OSAMU now has 80 members.

This initiative is original in more than one way. On the one hand, there are not so many universities that promote amateur music, especially those that have a real symphony orchestra within them. On the other hand, future public events will focus on providing some keys to understanding the works performed, by opening the doors to those who consider the concert as a reserved genre.

In 2018/19, OSAMU performed at the Théâtre de la Criée and the Palais de la Bourse as part of the Dimanches de la Canebière and at the Théâtre Silvain in Marseille.

  Photographie d'OSAMU Photographie d'OSAMU
The conductor: Sébastien Boin Consult his biography
Become an OSAMU member Apply by completing the application form
Good level required, and assiduity in rehearsals
Activity open to the BONUS CULTURE More info on BONUS here
The rehearsals Every Thursday evening from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm
at the Conservatoire de Marseille
2 place Carli, 13001 Marseille
Metro: line 2 Station Notre Dame du Mont - Cours Julien
Tramway line 2 - Noailles stop
The Orchestra's  repertoire 2019/2020

F.B. MENDELSSOHN | Sinfonia XII - Les hébrides
S. PROKOFIEV | Concerto pour piano No 1
I. STRAVINSKY I  Ebony Concerto
D. CHOSTAKOVITVH l Symphonie No 9

A. MARKEAS I Symphonie du 7e continent (création mondiale)

Upcoming Concerts

  • Sunday,september 22, 2019 – 18h
    Palais Longchamp – Bld Jardin Zoologique

  • Friday, november 15th,2019 - 20h30
    Concert au Théâtre Nono, Marseille

  • Tuesday, Décembre 17th, 2019 – 20h30
    Auditorium Campra – Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence

  • Friday 11 and saturday June 12  2020 – 20h
    Théâtre de la Criée
    World première of Alexandros Markéas
    « Symphonie du 7e continent »

Photos of  past concerts upcoming
Documents to download