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The Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil (OSDL) appoints Alexandre Da Costa Artistic Director and Conductor
Greenfield Park, January 14, 2019 — The board of directors of the OSDL is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexandre Da Costa as Artistic Director and Conductor.
“Alexandre Da Costa’s vision and energy will give our orchestra new impetus, helping us to position the OSDL as an undisputed cultural treasure of the Montérégie region,” stated Jean-Marc Léveillé, Chair of the Board of the OSDL. “Mr. Da Costa, an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso, has a rich and varied experience as a soloist and as a guest conductor at numerous concerts and recitals in the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia,” Mr. Léveillé added.
Alexandre Da Costa succeeds Marc David, who has conducted the OSDL for the past 25 years, a significant accomplishment in the music world. Starting in the 2019 2020 concert season, Da Costa will be the OSDL’s third artistic director and conductor since its inception.
“I am happy to accept the OSDL’s offer to become the new Conductor and Artistic Director of this esteemed orchestra in the Montérégie region. Years of preparation have brought me to a point where I’m ready to share my musical vision in a collaborative, team approach with the musicians of the OSDL. I look forward to conveying my passion for music and providing concertgoers with beautiful, stirring performances,” Mr. Da Costa added.
OSDL Board Chair Jean-Marc Léveillé and new Artistic Director and Conductor Alexandre Da Costa are available for media interviews.
About the OSDL
The OSDL, founded in 1986, brings together 52 professional musicians. Its mission is to present innovative musical events that make symphonic music broadly accessible to people throughout the Montérégie region. The OSDL, Quebec’s fifth-largest symphony orchestra, is recognized as one of the region’s most significant cultural entities. For more information, visit www.osdl.ca, and follow us on Facebook.
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