The Orchestre Lamoureux was founded in 1881, and as Simon Parkin points out, premiered Debussy's Nocturnes, as well as his seminal La mer. The French orchestra also does a damned fine version of Nobuo Uematsu's "One Winged Angel" (From Final Fantasy 7), as Parkin describes in his wonderful piece about a performance of the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert series in Paris:
In here [conductor Arnie] Roth has found the Final Fantasy series' spiritual centrepoint, one that the games have moved away in recent years, much to the angst of fans. "Sephiroth!" is a reminder of the passion that brought the crowd here tonight, transporting them en masse to a younger place, where the games did the things they wanted to, where Sakaguchi, like a father, would never leave them, where everything would stay the same and be just as exciting within and despite its constancy.