Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 09, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: queer music, yannick nezet-seguin

I've put up rappers, singers, various instrumentalists, song writers, composers, music industry gimmicks, and producers here on QMF, but this will be the first for conductors. Openly gay Yannick Nézet-Séguin just signed a contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Here he is with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, performing Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony.

And here he is with the Toronto Philharmonic performing Brahms' 4th Symphony.

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Angela Brightfeather | July 9, 2010 6:20 PM

Thank you Alex, I enjoyed the change. Somehow this kind of thing puts things like basketball players and spoiled brats being put in jail for a few months, in the correct perspective.

So sorry I missed you in Edinburgh this past week. I was on holiday in Scotland for a few weeks, the last of which was in Linlithgow and I was in the city many times during this week and owul have loved to have met you for tea someplace on the Royal Mile. I'm leaving on sunday, the day before HRH visits at Hollyrood Palace.

Bravissima! I really enjoyed the change of pace

He's wonderful... I am in the London Philharmonic Choir and he is conducting us, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra doing Faure's Requiem tomorrow (Sat 22 Jan 2011 Royal Festival Hall).

His rehearsal technique is incredible, approachable yet able to totally control the orchestra and chorus and put his own stamp on something.

He is an amazing talent and deserves a long and illustrious career.