Sunday, June 13, 2010

Philly taps YNS

The 35-year-old Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin – pronounced Yah-NEEK Neh-ZAY Say-GUN, popularly known as YNS – will be the next music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He will take over from the current chief conductor, Charles Dutoit, in 2012, with an initial contract running until 2017, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin reports:

Nézet-Séguin, currently principal conductor and artistic director of Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, is widely considered one of the rising stars of the under-40 generation of conductors.