Morlot to Seattle
The Seattle Symphony has named a new conductor: Ludovic Morlot, 36, will take over as the orchestra's music director in the fall of 2011. Morlot, a former assistant conductor under James Levine in Boston, who made his National Symphony Orchestra debut last fall, succeeds Gerard Schwarz, whose long tenure saw tangible improvements for the orchestra but also considerable dissent, to a degree extreme even for orchestras, within the ranks.
With this announcement, Seattle becomes the latest of a number of American orchestras to embrace a young, foreign-born conductor. Other high-profile examples include Philadelphia with Nézet-Séguin, Los Angeles with Gustavo Dudamel -- or, several years ago, Cleveland with Franz Welser-Möst, one experiment that, while Cleveland sticks to it assiduously, has not exactly set the music world on fire.
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