Bramwell Tovey to become B.U. School of Music’s director of orchestral activities

Posted on: September 15, 2017

“Vancouver Symphony Orchestra maestro Bramwell Tovey is Boston-bound,” writes Janet Smith in Wednesday’s (9/13) Georgia Straight (Vancouver, Canada). “The outgoing music director has just been named director of orchestral activities for Boston University School of Music. His first public rehearsal is scheduled for this Friday (September 15)…. At the beginning of the VSO’s 100th season in 2018, Tovey will assume the title of VSO music director emeritus, presumably with more time to head to the East Coast. Tovey [who became the VSO’s music director in 2000] will be the longest serving conductor in the history of the organization.” As previously announced in February, Dutch conductor Otto Tausk will become the Vancouver Symphony’s music director in July 2018. “Tovey will [conduct] the BU Symphony Orchestra Concert on September 27 at the Tsai Performance Center, and will be at the podium to lead the BU symphony on November 3 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Tovey succeeds David Hoose, who led the BU program from 1987 to 2015…. Tovey is a graduate of the University of London and the Royal Academy of Music, of which he was elected an honorary Fellow in 2004.”

Posted September 15, 2017