Saturday, November 23, 2019

FROM THE CANDY SHOP


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is a Canadian conductor and pianist, and is currently one of our Philadelphia jewels. He is currently music director of the Orchestra Métropolitain in Montreal, Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Philadelphia Orchestra here in Philly since 2012, and mind you, the youngest, and only the eightieth conductor of the orchestra. Yet Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the celebrity toast of the East Coast but yet his profile elsewhere in the U.S. has been close to non existent. I have been to see the Philadelphia Orchestra and if you have seen him and had one look, you'd know why he puts on a spell, and has woven over audiences in his professional base cities and all over Europe. His conducting style is alert and spirited yet not showy or ostentatious, always on point with the music. More broadly, one of my bloggers readers, who is also a musician with the orchestra has said that he "brings a joy and ebullience to the music-making that is genuine, undeniable and clearly infectious."  Rarely will one see as many smiles from players as on the faces of an orchestra. Even when listening on the radio, when he conducts, the performances are downright moving and beautifully preformed. 

Philadelphia and Yannick should also be proud for He is also the first openly gay conductor of one of the “big five” orchestras in the United States. Yannick's partner of sixteen years, Pierre Tourville, is the assistant principal violist of the Orchestre Métropolitain  in Montreal, and they appear everywhere together. When the conductor was fêted by the city of Philadelphia a couple of years ago, Pierre Tourville was also introduced at every stop – amazing, The other thing a most certainly enjoy...he is hot eye candy! He 44-year-old conductor’s youth is reflected in his flouting of certain traditions – he frequently leads from the podium in  tight business suit and tie, and he’s also  partial to  very tight V-neck sweaters, tee shirts, form fitting button downs, and skinny jeans. There's no denying he is handsome and talented....his compact five-foot-five frame bursts with energy.
Oh and he likes to work out with his kitty. 
Someone best give Anne Maire some smelling salts.

31 comments:

  1. (faints on the chaise) I wouldn't mind a tumble with yannick. and orange kitty is pretty! yannick is a superstar!

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    1. I heard you the first time cutie!!!! And... hum, NO!

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    2. That's weird, it's my internet, starts sending out, stops then continues and ends sending twice!

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  3. Oh he is hot. I don't know much about classical, but I have the feeling he is shaking up a stuffy section of music. Good for him.

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  4. The first openly gay conductor? Classical music is way behind musical theater, isn't it?

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  5. I have heard his name here, but never have seen him. He is soooo cute and what talent. A couple years ago when thy did a European tour, they had many standing ovations and encores.That's a huge compliment and feat when in Europe.

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  6. We are very proud of Yannick here in Canada! A true rising star!

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  7. Love Yannick, brilliant conductor, exceptional! And who will complain of him in skinny jeans?

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  8. it's high brow candy shop today i see.

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  9. Dee-lish.
    I do loves a music man!

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  10. He is cute and saw him on a public tv interview once. He could definitely help me hit the high notes.

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  11. Yannick Nézet-Séguin is what the orchestra world is desperate for: a young, charismatic maestro who can win the respect of grizzled orchestra veterans. He is also quite handsome, and very friendly. We have met him at the meet and greets after with the orchestra. I adore him.

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  12. And he still looks cute handling a stick.

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  13. I'm surprised you didn't say work out with his pussy... You must be slippin'

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  14. A man who knows how to give directions. Yes, please?

    XoXo

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  15. We love him. He and his husband are so welcoming.

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  16. I'll bet he is a good conductor in bed too.

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  17. He is a handsome devil!!! Seems to me I just read an article somewhere, saying the Philadelphia Orchestra is probably one of the best and most talented in the country.

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  18. Wow - very impressive credentials....and cute as hell (or perhaps heaven).

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  19. Ok, you’ve been keeping this to yourself? I love classical music. It can be soothing, passionate, rousing and joyful all in the same piece. And I do love me some men in skinny jeans. Just ask Sixpence 😉

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  20. Never heard of this chappie which, from what you say, isn't too surprising. I hope his fame spreads all the way to over here and beyond. Long to see him waving around his baton.

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    1. He and the Philadelphia Orchestra a couple years ago had a huge European tour and, from what a understand, were met with welcoming audiences at every stop. Several encores at said stops too. Anne Marie can testify they are good. Often their music is so beautiful, I sometimes get teary eyed by pieces.

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