Lawrence Foster

Conductor. Born 23 October 1941
Lawrence Foster
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1941-10-23
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Lawrence Foster

Lawrence Foster Biography (Wikipedia)

Lawrence Foster (born October 23, 1941, in Los Angeles, California) is an American conductor of Romanian ancestry.

Foster became the conductor of the San Francisco Ballet at the age of 18, and served as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. He has held music directorships with the Houston Symphony, the Ojai Music Festival, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya in Spain. In late 1989, Foster had been reported as the next Music Director of the Pacific Symphony of Orange County, California. However, in February 1990, the offer was rescinded, and Foster never held this post.

In 1990, Foster was appointed Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Since 2002, Foster has been the music director of the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon. He served as music director of the Orchestre National de Montpellier and the Opéra National de Montpellier from 2009 to 2012. In February 2012, Foster was announced as the next music director of l'Opéra de Marseille and the Orchestre philharmonique de Marseille, beginning in September 2012, with an initial contract of 4 years.

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Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
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Zigeunerweisen, Op 20
Luigi Cherubini
Overture: Anacreon
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Overture: Anacreon
Richard Strauss
Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
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Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor (Finale)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor (Finale)
George Enescu
Chamber Symphony for 12 instruments, Op 33
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Chamber Symphony for 12 instruments, Op 33
Richard Strauss
Aber der Richtige (Arabella)
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Aber der Richtige (Arabella)
Richard Strauss
Traum Durch Die Dammerung Op 29, No 1
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Traum Durch Die Dammerung Op 29, No 1
Richard Strauss
Violin Concerto in D minor Op 8, Rondo
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Violin Concerto in D minor Op 8, Rondo
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto no. 2 in D minor Op.40: 3rd mvt Finale (Presto scherzando)
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Piano Concerto no. 2 in D minor Op.40: 3rd mvt Finale (Presto scherzando)
Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus (Overture)
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Die Fledermaus (Overture)
Felix Mendelssohn
Capriccio brillante in B minor, Op 22
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Capriccio brillante in B minor, Op 22
Zoltán Kodály
Dances of Galanta [Galanta tancok] for orchestra
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Dances of Galanta [Galanta tancok] for orchestra
Leos Janáček
The Cunning little vixen (Ent'racte music), orch. F Jilek
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The Cunning little vixen (Ent'racte music), orch. F Jilek
Béla Bartók
Concerto no. 2 Sz.95 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 2 Sz.95 for piano and orchestra
George Enescu
Suite no. 1 in C major Op.9 for orchestra i Prelude a l'unison; ii Menuet lent
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Suite no. 1 in C major Op.9 for orchestra i Prelude a l'unison; ii Menuet lent
Richard Strauss
Aber der Richtige (Arabella)
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Aber der Richtige (Arabella)
Henryk Wieniawski
Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor: III. Rondo. Allegro giocoso
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Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor: III. Rondo. Allegro giocoso
Alexander Glazunov
Meditation, Op.32
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Meditation, Op.32

Meditation, Op.32

Ensemble
Abbey Road Ensemble
George Enescu
Wind Decet, Op 14 (2nd mvt)
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Wind Decet, Op 14 (2nd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 3 in D, op 29 ('Polish')
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Symphony No 3 in D, op 29 ('Polish')
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Polish Fantasy, op 19
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Polish Fantasy, op 19

Polish Fantasy, op 19

Performer
Lukasz Krupinski
Orchestra
Santander Orchestra
Zygmunt Noskowski
The Steppe op 66, symphonic poem
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The Steppe op 66, symphonic poem
Jean-Baptiste Accolay
Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor
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Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 40
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Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 40
Bohuslav Martinu
Concerto in D major for two violins: I. Poco allegro
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Concerto in D major for two violins: I. Poco allegro

Concerto in D major for two violins: I. Poco allegro

Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille
Emil von Sauer
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor - 3rd movement; Cavatina
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Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor - 3rd movement; Cavatina
Luigi Cherubini
Overture to Médée
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Overture to Médée
Zoltán Kodály
Hary Janos Suite: - no. 6: Entrance of the Emperor and his court
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Hary Janos Suite: - no. 6: Entrance of the Emperor and his court
Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 in F major, Op.102 - 1st movement: Allegro
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 in F major, Op.102 - 1st movement: Allegro
George Enescu
Symphony No. 3 in C major (3rd mv)
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Symphony No. 3 in C major (3rd mv)
Franz Waxman
Das Lied Von Terezin (No.7 'Der Garten')
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Das Lied Von Terezin (No.7 'Der Garten')
Paul Hindemith
Symphony Mathis der Maler
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Symphony Mathis der Maler

Symphony Mathis der Maler

Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
Paul Hindemith
Geschwindmarsch by Beethoven, paraphrase from 'Symphonia Serena' movement no 2
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Geschwindmarsch by Beethoven, paraphrase from 'Symphonia Serena' movement no 2

Geschwindmarsch by Beethoven, paraphrase from 'Symphonia Serena' movement no 2

Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor op 37
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Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor op 37

Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor op 37

Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
Bohuslav Martinu
Trois Fresques de Piero della Francesca (1955)
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Trois Fresques de Piero della Francesca (1955)

Trois Fresques de Piero della Francesca (1955)

Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
Jules Massenet
Meditation from Thais
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Meditation from Thais
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2004: Prom 59
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-08-30T18:19:37
30
Aug
2004

Proms 2004: Prom 59

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2002: Prom 07
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ec8rzc
Royal Albert Hall
2002-07-24T18:19:37
24
Jul
2002

Proms 2002: Prom 07

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2001: Prom 25
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ed8mbp
Royal Albert Hall
2001-08-07T18:19:37
7
Aug
2001

Proms 2001: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1979: Prom 15
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-08-04T18:19:37
4
Aug
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 15

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1978: Prom 08 - In the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales
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Royal Albert Hall
1978-07-29T18:19:37
29
Jul
1978

Proms 1978: Prom 08 - In the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales

Royal Albert Hall

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