Conductor Fabien Gabel’s 2018-19 season continues to establish him as one of today’s fastest-rising international conductors, with seven conducting debuts around the world, including his highly-anticipated debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The season begins with a tour around France, Romania, and Switzerland with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, where Gabel continues to inspire a new generation of young performers as Music Director for a second season. 

Returning for his seventh season as the Music Director of Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Gabel will conduct Borodin, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Lise de la Salle in the opening night program. Other highlights from Orchestre Symphonique de Québec’s season include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde featuring Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Michael Schade, Schumann’s sole piano concerto performed by Ingrid Fliter, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, and a performance with soprano Lisette Oropesa.

The conductor continues to lead major orchestras across the United States, making his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut conducting Bartók, Debussy and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Emanuel Ax, and with returns to the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony. 

Gabel’s European engagements feature debuts with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Vienna’s Tonkünstler OrchesterOrchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Warsaw Philharmonic, as well as welcome returns to the Deutsches Symphonie-OrchesterOrchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, engagements at the Philharmonie de Paris with the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, and with the Danish National Symphony Orchestrafeaturing an accordion concerto with soloist Bjarke Morgensen. 

Outside of Europe and the United States, Gabel makes debuts with Melbourne Symphony OrchestraTasmania Symphony, and returns to the Seoul Philharmonic.

Highlights from Gabel’s 2017-2018 season included highly acclaimed performances with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Houston Symphony, as well as his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra.

2018-19 Season Dates

August 29, September 1, 2, 5 & 8, 2018
Orchestre Français des Jeunes Tour
Includes performances in France, Romania, and Switzerlan

September 14, 2018
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Performs Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette

September 19 & 20, 2018

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs works of Borodin, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff

September 27, 2018
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Webern, Mahler

October 18 - 20, 2018
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Performs Tchaikovsky, Tomasi, Stravinsky

October 26 - 28, 2018
Houston Symphony
Performs Tchaikovsky, Herrmann, Korngold

October 31, 2018
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Humperdinck, Ravel, Stravinsky

November 16 & 17, 2018
Tasmania Symphony
Performs Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Beethoven

November 23, 24 & 26, 2018
Melbourne Symphony
Performs Debussy, Dean, Prokofiev, Ravel

December 13, 2018
Orchestre Français des Jeunes
Performs Wagner, R. Strauss, Krauss, Stravinsky, Debussy
Philharmonie de Paris

January 13, 2019
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Performs Berlioz, Ravel, Roussel
Philharmonie de Paris

January 27, 2019
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester
Performs Zemlinsky, Strauss, Mozart, Schreker, Korngold

February 3, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms

February 6, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Haydn, Cimarosa, Mozart, Ravel, Rota

February 14 & 15, 2019
Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine
Performs Eric Tanguy, Shostakovich, Sibelius

March 8, 2019
Seoul Philharmonic
Performs Ravel, Stravinsky

March 20 & 21, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Schumann, Bruckner

March 24, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Stravinsky, Leroux, Morel, Beethoven

April 4, 2019
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Performs Dukas, Ruders, Debussy

April 13-15, 2019
Tonkunstler Orchestra
Performs Strauss, Bloch, Korngold

April 18, 19, 20 & 23, 2019
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Performs Bartok, Debussy, Brahms
Emanuel Ax, piano

May 10-11, 2019
Warsaw Philharmonic
Bartók, Korngold, Stravinsky
Simone Lamsma, violin

May 15, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Brahms, Liadov, Shostakovich

May 23 & 24, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs with singer/songwriter Catherine Major

May 29, 2019
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Performs Berlioz, Thomas, Debussy, Schmitt
Lisette Oropesa, soprano

June 19-21, 2019
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Performs Grieg, Dukas, Ravel

June 28 & 29, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony
Performs Mendelssohn, Mahler
Simone Lamsma, violin