French Masterpieces by Fauré and Ravel

Concert Information

Performance dates
Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor
Renaud Lapierre, violin
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Chris Palmer: Province House Fanfare
Harry Somers: Picasso Suite
Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a rich, radiant concert of colourful French masterpieces. Experience the sheer, shimmering magic of Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose Suite – “perhaps Ravel’s most inspired orchestration” (Gramophone) – alongside a rare performance of Fauré’s elegant, enchanting Masques et Bergamasques. Plus, hear Symphony Nova Scotia’s own virtuoso concertmaster Renaud Lapierre in Vieuxtemps’ Fifth Violin Concerto, a grand, suspenseful tour de force that’s been championed by some of the most famous violinists in the world.

About the Artists

Jean-Michel Malouf, conductor

An accomplished trombonist, Jean-Michel Malouf began his studies in conducting with Raffi Armenian in 2005. His remarkable precision, sensitivity, and natural leadership quickly earned him the opportunity to participate in numerous projects. In 2006, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Joliette (Joliette Youth Symphony Orchestra), where he remained until 2011.

Between 2012 and 2014, Jean-Michel Malouf held the position of Conductor in Residence at the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra. He participated in the development of the artistic seasons, conducted the ensemble on numerous occasions, and performed both as soloist and conductor during a series of concerts in December 2013. In 2014, he was the Musical Director of a production featuring the renowned soprano Sumi Jo at concerts at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

From 2015 to 2017, Jean-Michel Malouf was Conductor in Residence with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, he has been invited to collaborate with numerous organizations, such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Violons du Roy, the Opéra de Nancy (France), the Opéra de Montréal, the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He was also Musical Director of Diane Dufresne’s last concert in France at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Always very active with the new generation, he is Musical Director of the major ensembles at Camp musical Père Lindsay (Québec) and the Interprovincial Music Camp in Parry Sound (Ontario).

Since the fall of 2016, Jean-Michel Malouf has been Artistic and Musical Director of the Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec).

Pre-concert chat

Join us for a FREE pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm in the Sculpture Court (just outside the Rebecca Cohn auditorium).

Ticket info

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