Bernstein & Gershwin

Faces of America

Leonard Bernstein: Overture Candide
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski: Concerto pour violon en ré majeur, op. 35
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story – Symphonic Dances
Georges Gershwin: An American in Paris

Conductor: Jacques Lacombe

Music and Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse in France, Jacques Lacombe has previously been Principal Conductor of the Bonn Opera in Germany from 2016 to 2018 and Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières from 2006 till 2018. From 2010 to 2016 he was Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and from 2002 to 2006, principal guest conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal after being music director of the Philharmonie de Lorraine in Metz, France. Jacques Lacombe is renowned as a “gifted and ambitious” conductor (The New York Times) whose artistic integrity and rapport with musicians and orchestras have propelled him to international stature.

In July 2016, Jacques Lacombe was honored to be reinvited to conduct the opening weekend concerts of the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra where he was a guest for a third consecutive year.

In recent seasons, he has collaborated with renowned soloists such as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Gil Shaham, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, André Watts, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Renee Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Frederica von Stade, Roberto Alagna, José Cura, Dimitri Hovrostovsky and Bryn Terfel.

Mr. Lacombe’s outstanding work with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières has also been recognized by a recent Juno Award given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance for his recording of Lettres de Madame Roy à sa fille Gabrielle with renowned contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux written by André Gagnon and Michel Tremblay.

Jacques Lacombe has recorded for the CPO and Analekta labels, and has recorded Janáček’s Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and the Verdi Requiem on releases with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast on PBS, the CBC, Mezzo TV in Europe, France 3 and Arte TV in France and on Hungarian Radio-Television.

Born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Jacques Lacombe received his musical training at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. Orchestral conducting teacher at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He is also a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec and a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honors in the country.

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