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

18th April 2024

PERFORMERS
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Simone Menezes
LOCATION
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield, MI, United States of America

19th April 2024

PERFORMERS
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Simone Menezes
LOCATION
Meyer Theater Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI, United States of America

21st April 2024

PERFORMERS
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Simone Menezes
LOCATION
Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, MI, United States of America

30th April 2024

PERFORMERS
Joensuu City Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Klaus-Peter Haav
LOCATION
Care, Joensuu, Finland

10th May 2024

SOLOISTS
Max Page
PERFORMERS
Lakota East Symphonic
CONDUCTOR
Robert Tanis
LOCATION
Lakota East High School, Liberty, OH, United States of America

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