Jacques Ibert

1890 - 1962

French

Summary

Biography

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied music at the Paris Conservatoire from 1910 to 1914. After winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1919 he stayed at the Villa Medici for three years, writing Escales for orchestra and Histoires for piano, works which rapidly brought him worldwide fame. With his antidogmatic personality Ibert was open to various forms of modernity, and tackled all styles with equal success, producing such major works as his Flute Concerto, the comic opera Angélique, a String Quartet, Symphonie Concertante and the choreographic epic Le Chevalier Errant. As a figurehead in French music – director of the Académie de France in Rome from 1937-1960 with a break for the war years, and administrator of the Paris Opera from 1955-1956 – Ibert was elected to the prestigious Institut de France in 1956.

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Performances

8th April 2020

PERFORMERS
SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Simon Robinson
LOCATION
, Maribor, Slovenia

17th April 2020

SOLOISTS
Kayla Cieslak
PERFORMERS
Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Chad Hutchinson
LOCATION
Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti, MI, United States

22nd April 2020

SOLOISTS
Antonio Jarvey
PERFORMERS
University of Montana Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Luis Millan
LOCATION
Dennison Theatre, Missoula, MT, United States

24th April 2020

PERFORMERS
Trinity Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Joseph Kneer
LOCATION
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University / San Antonio, TX / United States

24th April 2020

SOLOISTS
Alisha Roby
PERFORMERS
University of Northwestern, St. Paul Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
David Kozamchak
LOCATION
Knight Performance Hall, St. Paul, MN, United States

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