Louis Langrée to remain at Cincinnati Symphony through 2022

Posted on: February 27, 2017

“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and music director Louis Langrée have agreed to extend the conductor’s contract through the 2021-22 season,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Sunday’s (2/26) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “The new contract adds two years to the previous extension announced in March 2015…. Since beginning his tenure in 2013, the conductor has made several recordings and broadcasts with the orchestra. The announcement, made Sunday, comes on the eve of Langrée’s first international tour with the Cincinnati Symphony next month to Asia. In August, he and the CSO will embark on a three-week tour to capital cities and major music festivals in Europe. This fall, Langrée will lead opening weekend concerts at Music Hall on Oct. 6 and 7 following the building’s $135 million renovation. He has appointed 10 full-time musicians during his tenure, and is holding more auditions to restore positions following a successful $26 million endowment campaign. In January 2016, Langrée took the orchestra to New York to perform in David Geffen Hall for the 50th anniversary of the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center. Langrée is well known in New York as the music director of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.”

Posted February 27, 2017