Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Young Canadian becomes conductor of the New Jersey Symphony

According to this report in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra just named Jacques Lacombe to succeed Neemi Jarvi (who actually departed last spring) as its new music director. Lacombe is 46 years old and conducts the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivieres in Quebec. I'm sure that there is a vast difference in the amount that the orchestra will pay Lacombe, a relatively unknown conductor, as compared to what they paid the internationally known Jarvi.

FYI: The budget for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has been fairly similar to that of the Oregon Symphony.

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