Friday September 18 | 8 pm
Cathédrale de Joliette | OM and Yannick Nézet-Séguin - SOLD OUT
This concert ushers in a revival: of the joy of coming together, of reconnecting, of sharing, of the aliveness of music. From Barber to Rachmaninoff, from serene contemplation to melancholy, it perfectly reflects our Fall Festival.
Adagio for Strings
Holberg Suite, op. 40
Serenade for Strings in E major, op. 22
Vocalise (arranged for string orchestra and solo violin)
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes, in September 2018, the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera (MET), New York, adding this to his Music Directorship of the Philadelphia Orchestra where he has served since 2012. In 2016-2017, he became a lifetime Honorary Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. After his ten-year tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, he is named Honorary Conductor.
He has worked regularly with many leading European ensembles and has enjoyed many close collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk and Chamber Orchestra of Europe as well as with London Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor from 2008 to 2014. His opera interpretations have been acclaimed in many of the world’s most famous houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Salzburg Festival, La Scala (Milan) and the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden, London) as well as in such renowned concert halls as the Musikverein (Vienna), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Carnegie Hall (New York) where, as Perspective Artist, he’ll present a nine concerts series this year.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon label while continuing his role in the collaborative partnership between ATMA Classique and the Orchestre Métropolitain. His honours include Artist of the Year by the prestigious magazine Musical America, a Royal Philharmonic Society Award (RPS, London), Canada’s National Arts Centre Award (Ottawa), the Prix Denise-Pelletier, awarded by the Quebec government, the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Quebec and the Oskar Morawetz Award.
Yukari Cousineau has been the concertmaster of the Orchestre Métropolitain directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin for 22 years. A member of the orchestra since 1998, she first held the position of assistant concertmaster and then associate principal viola. She is also a member of the Magellan Ensemble and the Ensemble Jean Cousineau.
As a chamber player, she is a member of the Trio Cousineau and the Quatuor Molinari. In 2008, she founded the Quatuor La Muse. She has been invited to perform at many festivals, including the Festival de Lanaudière, Mountain View Festival, Concerts aux Îles du Bic and Un Été à Bourges, where she has twice given concerts of works for solo violin. She has appeared in recitals with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alvaro Pierri, Jean Saulnier and Julien LeBlanc.
Immersed in music from a very early age, Yukari is the daughter of Jean Cousineau, founder of the École Les Petits Violons. She has been principal violin or viola with, among others, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de chambre Appassionata, La Pietà and the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil. Yukari was also a coach at the École Les Petits Violons, taught violin and viola at UQAM for several years and is regularly invited to give master classes. She has been a visiting professor at the Université de Montréal since September 2018.