Bramwell Tovey to become BBC Concert Orchestra’s principal conductor in Jan. 2018

Posted on: November 21, 2017

“Vancouver Symphony Orchestra maestro Bramwell Tovey will become the new principal conductor at the BBC Concert Orchestra in January 2018,” writes Janet Smith in Tuesday’s (11/21) Georgia Straight (Vancouver, Canada). “Tovey will take the reins from Keith Lockhart, who … will continue in the new role of chief guest conductor. Tovey has been music director at the VSO since 2000, but will leave the position in 2018 to become the orchestra’s music director emeritus…. Tovey will conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra publicly for the first time since the announcement on Wednesday (November 22) in a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, broadcast live.… Tovey’s new role will see him work with the orchestra for five years, including … performances in the BBC orchestra’s 2018-19 season at Southbank Centre. As well as artistic programming, Tovey will take a leading role in the BBC Concert Orchestra’s learning and education activities…. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra announced earlier this year that Dutch conductor Otto Tausk will take over from music director Bramwell Tovey … in July 2018. In September, the Straight also reported Tovey has been named director of orchestral activities for Boston University School of Music.”

Posted November 21, 2017