MUSIC: Write if you get work

Montreal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his guest debuts with two of the Big Five U.S. orchestras, and the critics are raving.

Boston: “He made an auspicious debut … he drew vibrant performances from the orchestra, at once structurally coherent and viscerally exciting.”

Los Angeles: “Nézet-Séguin — who is flashy and hyper-expressive in his gestures — got a sound I had never quite heard before from the Angelenos. It was lean, sleek, tart in the French manner, yet also very bold and forward. It reminded me of the sound of the Montreal Symphony during the Charles Dutoit era, but with more punch.”

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