Kanako Abe, great guest conductor in Auvergne


After 18 months of health crisis without the possibility of meeting to rehearse, the Orchestre Symphonique des Dômes is resuming rehearsals with famous Japanese conductor Kanako Abe, one of the world’s great conductors.

Invited in residence in Clermont-Ferrand by Gilles Raynal, composer and artistic director of the Orchestre Symphonique des Dômes, Kanako Abe has kindly accepted to manage the Orchestra Residence organized by Gilles Raynal from September 18 to October 24, 2021.

She will guide two difficult works in anticipation of concerts in Cournon on Saturday 23 October and in Pont-du-Château on Sunday 24 October. On the program for these two evenings: a creation by the Auvergne composer and conductor, Gilles Raynal, and one of the famous works by the Swiss composer, violinist, and conductor, Ernest Bloch, who died in 1959 in Portland, United States.

E. BLOCH Schelomo – for cello and orchestra (1916). The soloist will be Raphaël Merlin, founder of the Ebène quartet known throughout the world.

G. RAYNAL Acheron – La Trame du Fleuve – for viola and orchestra (2019). The soloist will be François Schmitt, solo viola of the Orchestre national d’Auvergne until 2001.

To discover Kanako Abe | Schumann: Symphony No.1 “Spring” (Live):