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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3rd December 2022

PERFORMERS
Durham University Orchestral Society
LOCATION
Elvet Methodist, Durham, United Kingdom

3rd December 2022

SOLOISTS
Karen Jones
PERFORMERS
North London Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Robert Max
LOCATION
Palmers Green United Reformed Church, London, United Kingdom

3rd December 2022

PERFORMERS
Oxford Chamber Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
John Warner
LOCATION
St Marys Church, Oxford, United Kingdom

8th December 2022

PERFORMERS
MSM Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Neidorff-Karpati Hall, New York , NY, United States of America

9th December 2022

PERFORMERS
MSM Symphony Orchestra
LOCATION
Neidorff-Karpati Hall, New York , NY, United States of America

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