Lawrence Foster appointed Music Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
7 February 2012
Lawrence Foster has been appointed Music Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille. Starting September 2012 the contract is for an initial four years and includes two opera productions as well as a number of symphonic concerts each season. Foster is currently rehearsing in Marseilles for the opening night of a production of Henri Sauguet's La Chartreuse de Parme on 8 February.
In January 2013, he will conduct the inaugural concert of the festivities of Marseille-Provence 2013, when the city commences its year as one of the European capitals of culture.
Lawrence Foster is also Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and Music Director of the Orchestre et Opéra National de Montpellier (until the end of the current season).