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Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes a month off

Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes a month off

(New York) Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the New York Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Band and Montreal Metropolitan Band, has announced a four-week break from December 19th.


Following the tumultuous fall, the Quebec Maestro chose to retire temporarily to recharge his batteries, facing equal demand in the second half of the music season.

On Monday, the Med announced the withdrawal of its 46-year-old boss from the series. Picaro married, By Mozart, scheduled for January 8 to 28 and April 2 to 16. He will be replaced by Daniel Rustoni and James Cofigan.

Since the start of the season, Yannick has hosted the Knesset-Sequin Med Orchestra for performances. Close the fire in my bones, By Terence Blanchard, in September, andEurydice, By Matthew Aucoin, last week.

He has to run the shows first Don Carlos, Delivered in French by Vertia, February 28th. Its calendar also includes a world premiere display The Hours, With Choprano Renee Fleming and the Philadelphia Band, March 18.

“This small break will give me time to recharge my batteries in order to start the new year,” Maestro said in a statement. I can not wait to return to Meet in February for new production Don Carlos He also gave. ⁇

According to the schedule of the Orchester Metropolitan de Montreal, the host will conduct the performance of the Knesset-Sequin concert. Nordic epic, Feb. 11, at the Mason Symphony. The concert highlights the work of Quebec composers Andre Mathieu and Isabel Bunnett.