(credit A. J. Waltz)
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss made the announcement on Jul. 16, 2019 that Lincoln Center has extended Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée’s contract through 2023.
Langrée stepped up as Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2003. He made his Mostly Mozart debut five year earlier, conducting the orchestra for the first time in August of 1998. By the end of this summer, he will have conducted 167 performances with MMFO.
He has led over 50 performances at the Metropolitan Opera House since 2007, and will make his New York Philharmonic debut in March of 2020. Additionally, he has served as Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013.
“Louis Langrée is beloved and respected by the orchestra’s musicians as well as our audiences – not only for the extraordinary musicianship, intellect, and creativity he brings to the podium, but also for his charm and his generosity of spirit,” Moss comments in the press release. “Louis has been the perfect musical partner, crafting ingenious programs inspired and infused with the essence of Mozart. We are so pleased that he has agreed to extend his contract through the 2023 season, and we look forward to many more musical adventures together.”
Langrée is delighted to have the opportunity to extend his contract: “I feel incredibly humbled, proud, and grateful to be the music director at this exceptional Festival, and I am thrilled to extend my commitment to the orchestra, to Jane Moss, and to Lincoln Center.”