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The Orchestra: Jeanne Lamon, Music Director Emerita:

 

Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014, Jeanne Lamon has been praised by critics in Europe and North America for her strong musical leadership. She has won numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from York University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and University of Toronto, and the prestigious Molson Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2000, Jeanne Lamon was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, a Member of the Order of Ontario. She is in demand as guest director of symphony orchestras in North America and abroad. She is an enthusiastic teacher of young professionals, which she does as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and through Tafelmusik’s artist training programs. Jeanne is the Artistic Director of the Health Arts Society of Ontario, an organization dedicated to providing seniors in long-term care and retirement homes with quality concerts, a project to which she is passionately devoted. She also volunteers at Bridgepoint Health Centre, playing music for patients in palliative care. Jeanne Lamon stepped down as full-time Music Director of Tafelmusik in June, 2014, served as Chief Artistic Advisor until June of 2016, and is now Music Director Emerita. She plans to devote more time to playing chamber music, teaching, guest directing, and pursuing various hobbies.

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