380 amateur musicians and chorists, all Societe Generale staff members from France, Romania and Senegal, will perform alongside professional musicians of the "Les Siècles" orchestra and will be joined by a group of children from the Démos project, which aims to open up classical music to young children and is also supported by Societe Generale. For this fourth Playing for Philharmonie, three concerts are scheduled, one of which is included in the annual programme of the Paris Philharmonie and so open for the first time to the general public. This great collective adventure was made possible thanks to the strength of the relationship between Societe Generale and its two partners, the "Les Siècles"orchestra and the Philharmonie of Paris.

Adina a few hours before Playing For Philharmonie

She stopped playing music years ago but today she is about to make her debut on the famed stage of the Philharmonie de Paris. Relive the #PlayingForPhilharmonie day with Adina.

Sandrine before performing for the audience

Sandrine is about to sing at the Philharmonie de Paris. It’s a real challenge for her. She is not a professional chorist and is even less used to performing on stage. She has no musical training. Her passion for music is largely due this initiative by Societe Generale.

André from Senegal at Playing For Philharmonie

After a year’s work and rehearsals and after crossing a continent, André arrives in Paris. Coming from Senegal to make a dream come true, the big moment comes as he sings at the Philharmonie de Paris. Follow André the day before the big concert.


Démos, a cultural project aiming to democratise the playing of musical instruments in orchestras, is initiated and coordinated by La Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris. It teaches classical music to children without easy access to this type of music, for economic, social and cultural reason.We’ve been supporting Démos since the very beginning to give more children access to classical music