Monday, November 19, 2007

Stepping Onto The Podium For The National Symphony Concert Rostropovich Was Scheduled To Have Conducted This April ... Yannick Nézet-Ségui

I see that 32 year old Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been asked by the National Symphony Orchestra to conduct the April 10-12, 2008 program of Musorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich (with violinist Julian Rachlin) which the late Mstislav Rostropovich had earlier been penciled in to lead.

According to his official website, Mr Nézet-Séguin will succeed Valery Gergiev as the next Music Director of the prestigious Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, beginning with the 2008-2009 season. Currently, he is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal (since March 2000).

Good luck to Mr Nézet-Séguin with both the Rotterdam Philharmonic and conducting the NSO next Spring!


32 year old Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo credit: (c) Yannick Nézet-Séguin Official Website 2007. All rights reserved.


Also warming up in the bullpen:

The 28 year-old Latvian-born Andris Nelsons is the newly appointed Music Director of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, starting from the 2008/2009 season. [Click on orchestra link for a more contemporary, relaxed, and human photographic image of Andris Nelsons.]

Photo credit: (c) Marco Borggreve 2007. All rights reserved.


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