Orchestre symphonique de Laval

Two emotion-filled works crown the last concert of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval season! On the one hand, the rich, deep tones of the cello embodying Don Quixote, a chivalrous hero who will sweep you away on a multitude of adventures. In addition, the Maison symphonique’s great organ will resound at prescribed moments in the Third Symphony by Saint-Saëns, a grandiose and profoundly moving work.

Orchestre symphonique de Laval
Stéphane Tétreault, cello
Jean-Willy Kunz, organ
Jacques Lacombe, conductor

Appointed in February 2023 Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Classique de Montreal, Jacques Lacombe has previously been Music and Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse in France from 2017 to 2021, 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 addition, one of the highlights of his past seasons includes his debut with the Orchestre National de France at the Theatre des Champs Élysées in Paris for a concert version of Massenet’s Werther with Joyce Di Donato and Juan Diego Flórez. He also made his debut at the Festival Internacional de Opera Alejandro Granda in Lima, Peru. Symphonic debuts include the Taiwan Philharmonic National Symphony Orchestra as well as orchestras in Dallas, Nancy, Omaha and San Antonio. More recently, he coducted at the Bonn Opera new productions of Holofernes by Reznicek, La Bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor and Peter Grimes with, in the title role José Cura who also staged this new production.

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 where he’s also music director of the orchestra, 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.

Richard Strauss, Don Quichotte, poème symphonique, op. 35
Camille Saint-Saëns, Symphonie n.3, en do mineur, op. 78 « avec orgue »

Maison symphonique
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 7:30pm

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