Louis Langrée receives France’s Legion of Honor following Cincinnati Symphony concert at Lincoln Center

Posted on: January 12, 2016

French conductor Louis Langrée, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor of Austria’s Camerata Salzburg, and music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, was presented with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur following his performance with the Cincinnati Symphony at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on January 6. The Legion of Honor, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the highest French national distinction, similar to knighthood. Langrée, who had been chosen for the award in 2014, was formally presented with it at a reception and ceremony following the CSO’s January 6 concert, part of the 50th-anniversary season of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.

Posted January 12, 2016

Louis Langrée photo by A.J. Waltz