San Diego Jewish World
March 28, 2016
Montreal Symphony program had French connections
“SAN DIEGO — Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, under their California-bred conductor, Kent Nagano, performed a virtuoso program at the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Music Center last Wednesday evening.
Because the printed programs of the sponsoring La Jolla Music Society did not include biographical notes on the performers, Kristin Lancino, the new President and Artistic Director of the organization, came on stage to introduce them. She also expressed special thanks to Irwin and Joan Jacobs for their support.
We of the Jewish Community are well aware of the great generosity this couple extends, especially to the performing arts, to engineering education, and to the Jewish Community of San Diego, and joined in the loud applause.
With Montreal steeped in French language and culture, it was fitting that the touring program of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal should have a strong French connection. The three featured composers had spent time in Paris during all or part of their lives.”