In 1939 Roland Leduc, the cellist, organized the Jean Lallemand Quartet. (Maurice Onderet was first violin, and two members of the recently dissolved Montreal String Quartet, Annette Lasalle-Leduc and Lucien Robert, were second violin and viola). The quartet performed mainly for the CBC but gave a public recital 20 Feb 1940 at the École supérieure de musique d'Outremont (École Vincent-d'Indy) and another 29 April at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Lallemand participated in the founding and development of the MSO, of which he was made honorary president for life. He was honorary treasurer 1940-75 of the Sarah Fischer Concerts, vice-president 1942-69 of the Opera Guild, and president 1954-69 of the Society of Canadian Music. Lallemand received the Gold Medal of the Alliance française and in 1968 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He received a Canadian Music Council award in 1979.
Lallemand always respected the artistic freedom of those who benefited from his remarkably varied financial assistance.
Author Isabelle Papineau-Couture
Vac, Bertrand. Jean C. Lallemand raconte (Verdun, Que1987)
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