The graft has taken and well taken. And yet, the challenge was daunting: it is not easy to succeed Jean-Claude Casadesus, the music director of the history of the national Orchestra of Lille, who held the reins of his training for 40 years. But Alexandre Bloch, the musical director of the orchestra since September 2016, has risen to the challenge and seems to fill it perfectly. After two seasons and a half, the conductor of 33 years has seen its mandate extended on Tuesday until July 2024.

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“Alexandre Bloch has launched a new dynamic both on the artistic side with the musicians of the Orchestra and at the level of the programming by offering new formats,” says the press release of the institution. To his credit, including the renewal of the desks, the creation of new forms of concerts connected with Smartphony or Just Play, to babies, as with Babyssimos, or moms-to-be by organizing sessions of relaxation music). Alexandre Bloch is also continuing the work of the territorial anchoring of the orchestra by multiplying the evenings, in the region Hauts-de-France, or by participating in the social and artistic Demos since February, 2017 with 95 children non-musicians from 9 municipalities of the metropolis of lille.

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at the head of the Lille national Orchestra, Alexandre Bloch is launched this season in a full timeline of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler which is expected to extend up to 2020. First appointment with the symphony Titan, given on 29 January in Dunkerque, 31 in Valenciennes, and 1 and 2 February at the Nouveau Siècle in Lille. Alexandre Bloch is also principal guest conductor of the Orchestra of Düsseldorf until 2022.

Interview of Alexandre Bloch on France 3, Hauts-de-France

Consecration to the media, the Lille national Orchestra and its conductor will be the major guests of the new version of the Grand chessboard , presented by Anne-sophie Lapix, Thursday evening on France 2. A just return of things: in 1980, Jean-Claude Casadesus and his training – which was then called the philharmonic Orchestra of Lille – had already had the honours of the emission Antenna 2.

philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its five years in 1981.