Artistic: Vancouver Symphony

Posted on: December 3, 2013

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in British Columbia, Canada, has renewed BRAMWELL TOVEY’s contract as music director through August 2018, at which time he will assume the title music director emeritus. He has led the VSO since 2000, and at the conclusion of his tenure will be the longest-serving music director in the orchestra’s history. Also a composer, Tovey has been commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Society to write a Concerto for Orchestra, which he will conduct on a VSO subscription concert in the spring of 2019 during the orchestra’s centennial season. Tovey has made five recordings with the VSO, including a GRAMMY- and Juno-winning CD of the Walton, Korngold, and Barber violin concerti featuring James Ehnes. He has also served as music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and has guest conducted extensively in North America, including more than 100 appearances with the New York Philharmonic. In 2007 he was appointed principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which he leads in classical and operatic performances at the Hollywood Bowl.

Posted December 3, 2013