Last week, Ludovic returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, following his appearance last month with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Kimmel Hall, and the San Francisco Symphony.
Ludovic has already conducted the San Francisco Symphony this season, back in November, and he returns to conduct the orchestra twice more in the coming seasons.
He has also appeared several times with the Seattle Symphony where the warm relationship he enjoyed throughout his tenure as Music Director continues as Conductor Emeritus. At the start of the current season, he gave a special pre-season concertante performance with the orchestra of Wagner’s Die Walküre (Act One) for Seattle Opera, and returns for Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah next season.
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
‘You could hear that intensity from the first swells in the strings under Morlot’s command in the opening movement, the playing acquiring a raw urgency in the anguished central section. The “Stalin Scherzo” sounded really good — fast and savage with sharp accents.’
San Francisco Classical Voice, March 2022
San Francisco Symphony / Ravel, Higgins
‘Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose’ Suite … was done with elegance and grace, and Morlot seemed to have mastered Higgins’ concerto at a moment’s notice. It would be wonderful to hear him again in Davies, with a full program of his own devising.’
San Francisco Chronicle, November 2021