Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to help Victoria Symphony celebrate 75th anniversary

Nézet-Séguin’s electric stage presence has captivated audiences around the world

  • Dec. 29, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Nézet-Séguin’s electric stage presence has captivated audiences around the world.

Making a rare guest appearance, internationally-acclaimed conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead the Victoria Symphony at a one-night-only concert on Jan. 9.

If ever there were a Canadian superstar conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is it. His popularity began in 2000, when he was appointed Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at just 25. Two years later after one guest appearance in Victoria, Nézet-Séguin was immediately engaged for a three-season term as Principal Guest Conductor of the Victoria Symphony. From 2003-2007, he made three Victoria appearances a year, all the while leading some of the best orchestras in the world, including the Orchestre National de France and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006 – his final season with the Victoria Symphony – Nézet-Séguin was announced as the successor to Valery Gergiev as the new Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Currently Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra – one of the world’s most acclaimed symphonic ensembles – as well as Rotterdam, Nézet-Séguin’s electric stage presence has captivated audiences around the world for the last decade. He has led many major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic, and is a beloved guest at the Metropolitan Opera. Earlier this month, Nézet-Séguin was nominated for two 2016 Grammy awards: one for leading the Philadelphia Orchestra through Rachmaninoff and one with a Chamber Orchestra of Europe recording of Mozart.

Maestro Nézet-Séguin’s concert program in Victoria includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 “Romantic” and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet: Overture-Fantasy.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Returns

Saturday, Jan. 9, 8pm

Royal Theatre (805 Broughton St.)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Tickets $30-$80; vsSoundcheck for 15-35-year-olds for $13

For tickets call 250.385.6515 or go online.

 

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