Just in: Barca gets new maestro

Just in: Barca gets new maestro


norman lebrecht

November 10, 2021

The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra has named the French conductor Ludovic Morlot as its music director until 2026. He starts in September 2022.

Morlot, 48 is Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony.




  • words matter... says:

    …and so do diacritics. A cedille transforms a small boat (barca) into a city or a football team (Barça).

    • Wimsey says:

      Nobody in Barcelona says Barça when they talk about the city. Barça is the sports club. The traditional oral short form is Barna, but now pretty much everyone writes BCN.

  • Muzikmann30 says:

    Some of his recordings with the Seattle Symphony are very good, stand-outs so far are some very fine Dutilleux & an Ives disc also worth checking out.

  • Gary Freer says:

    Swap deal for Messi?