Orchestre Métropolitain presents

Nathalie Stutzmann

One of the leading conductors of the day, Nathalie Stutzmann steps onto the OM’s podium. For this, her Montreal debut in the role, the great French artist conducts a program with Slavic roots. Give into the many charms of one of the most prized violin concertos in the repertoire – whose muscular melodies transport you – then plumb the depth of emotion in Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique.”

A low bassoon melody colours the opening measures of the Symphony No. 6. Inspired, it stirs the soul and sets the tone for this French-titled Russian symphony. With great panache, violinist Daniel Lozakovich, one of the youngest musicians ever signed by the prestigious Deutsche Gammophon label, takes flight in Prokofiev’s sombre yet elegant Violin Concerto No. 2.

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Charismatic musicianship, combined with unique rigour, energy and fantasy, characterize her style.

Nathalie Stutzmann has just been announced as Atlanta Symphony’s Music Director from the start of the 2022/23 season, becoming the second woman in history to lead a major American orchestra after Marin Alsop. In addition, this season she begins her position as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor. The three-year tenure will involve a regular presence in the orchestra’s subscription series in Philadelphia and at its Summer festivals in Vail and Saratoga. Finally, Nathalie is also entering the fourth season of a tenure as Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, a tenure which has just been extended by a further two seasons, to the end of 22/23.

She was mentored by Seiji Ozawa and Sir Simon Rattle who says that “Nathalie is the real thing. So much love, intensity and sheer technique. We need more conductors like her”.

Nathalie was named “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”, France’s highest honor, and “Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government.

Daniel Lozakovich, violin

PROKOFIEV, Violin Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Maison symphonique
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 7:30pm
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