Henri Tomasi

1901 - 1971

French

Summary

Biography

Henri Tomasi (Marseilles, 17th August 1901 - Paris, 13th January 1971) entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of sixteen where he studied under Georges Caussade, Paul Vidal, Vincent d’Indy and Philippe Gaubert. In 1927 he was awarded a First Prize for conducting and the Grand Prix de Rome. He began a joint career as composer and conductor. His many works show a preference for the theatre and, in the field of instrumental music, for wind instruments. Among his very many ballets and operas are La Grisi, Les Santons, Féerie laotienne, Miguel Mañara, L’Atlantide, Le triomphe de Jeanne, Le silence de la mer. Among his symphonic works, he has written concertos for the flute, trumpet, saxophone, viola, horn, clarinet, trombone, bassoon, and violin.

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Performances

15th March 2024

PERFORMERS
Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing, MI, United States of America

16th March 2024

PERFORMERS
Paris Mozart Orchestra
LOCATION
Studio de la Philharmonie, Paris, France

19th March 2024

SOLOISTS
Frederick Hadley
PERFORMERS
University Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Selim Giray
LOCATION
Gertrude C. Ford Center, University, MS, United States of America

19th March 2024

PERFORMERS
USC Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Scott Weiss
LOCATION
Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, United States of America

27th March 2024

SOLOISTS
Lucas Wiese-Ibarra
PERFORMERS
University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
David Gompper
NOTES
Performing movement II only.
LOCATION
Concert Hall, Iowa City, IA, United States of America

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