BSO announces sub maestri for Dutoit dates

January 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Jacques Lacombe

Jacques Lacombe

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced  conductor replacements for concerts that were to be led by Charles Dutoit on Thursday. The BSO, along with other major orchestras, severed its relationship with the Swiss conductor last month following media reports of Dutoit’s sexual harassment and predatory behavior.

Jacques Lacombe will lead the February 15-17 program that celebrates the 90th anniversary of Maurice Ravel’s appearance as guest conductor with the BSO.The all-French program, includes Ravel’s orchestration of Debussy’s Sarabande et Danse, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and his complete Daphnis et Chloé ballet.

BSO associate conductor Ken-David Masur will conduct the August 3 concert at Tanglewood, featuring Kirill Gerstein performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program also includes the Overture to Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila and Stravinsky’s complete Firebird.

Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk will make his BSO debut August 5, leading a program of Borodin, Wieniawski and Prokofiev featuring Joshua Bell.


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One Response to “BSO announces sub maestri for Dutoit dates”

  1. Posted Jan 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm by Robert Clifford

    Let us hope that BSO management will see the wisdom of engaging Maestro Francois Xavier Roth, next season and far into the future!What an amazing musician! Long term, he is the perfect conductor to replace Charles Dutoit as an honored guest.