Works by Bartók, Shostakovich, Schnittke.
Programme to be announced.
Works by Berio, Barraqué and Schöllhorn.
He conducts with precision, conviction and a tactile electricity.
His nimble baton technique never interferes with the music, but rather creates a space in which the instruments of the orchestra can flourish and the music can blossom. The music flows naturally and comes alive. This intelligent and musical objectivity will no doubt lead to the development of his own musical trademark and style.
The Posthorn Serenade was outstanding. Lavoie and the orchestra concluded the programme with a beautiful performance of the ballet music from Idomeneo ; a fine ending to the concert.
Energetically directed with both intelligence and imagination by the young Canadian conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie, a small orchestra comprising 22 soloists from the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine achieved inflections which were as vivid and nuanced as those of a large symphony orchestra.