All of our actions supporting classical music are guided by our desire to bring together the values of sharing, excellence and innovation. Helping young musicians take their first steps, supporting ensembles and stakeholders in the field of music, bringing musical heritage to new audiences and sharing with the Group’s employees: these are the main goals of Mécénat Musical Société Générale.
Societe Generale, the main sponsor behind the acquisition of the manuscript of Hector Berlioz's “Les Troyens”
Thanks to the main sponsorship provided by Societe Generale, a manuscript - an abbreviated version for voice and piano of Hector Berlioz's opera “Les Troyens” (The Trojans) - classified a national treasure and believed lost for over a century has been added to the collections housed by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France). This largely autograph manuscript completes the world's largest collection of the work of Berlioz.
Playing for salle Pleyel 2014
Bravo! For the second year in a row, Playing for salle Pleyel, a unique initiative in the world of business, brought together on 16, 17 and 18 November 2014, 180 singers and 60 musicians from all parts of Societe Generale to perform at this famous Parisian music venue.
Helping young musicians take their first steps
First and foremost, supporting music means assisting promising young musicians: today's talents will be tomorrow's great artists. Since 1988, Mécénat Musical Société Générale has been a partner of two highly prestigious classical music schools in France: the National Conservatories of Music and Dance in Paris and Lyon.
Bringing musical heritage to life means taking it beyond its traditional audience. This is achieved by financing educational projects aimed at getting audiences to discover, appreciate and talk about a an art form that is called elitist simply because so few are familiar with it.
A loyal partner in France and internationally
In France, Societe Generale is a sponsor of the Philharmonie de Paris and of the Festival d'Art Lyrique of Aix-en Provence. In the Czech Republic, our subsidiary Komerční Banka is a loyal partner of the Prague National Theatre. This partnership has helped put on performances that would not otherwise have been possible and supported initiatives introducing young people to classical music and opera. In the UK, Societe Generale is partnered with Europe’s largest performing arts centre, the Barbican Centre, and it also supports Royal Albert Hall and the Glyndebourne Festival, another example of the Group’s strong commitment to music.
Complicity, friendliness, enthusiasm and creativity: four words that describe the SpiriTango Quartet. Fanny Azzuro, Fanny Gallois, Benoit Levesque and Thomas Chedal explore a rich and varied repertoire mixing traditional tango, modern tango, contemporary music and their own creations. The quartet rehearses a number of times every month in Societe Generale’s headquarters in La Défense.