Melbourne Symphony’s Andrew Davis to step down in 2019

Posted on: April 12, 2018

“Sir Andrew Davis will step down from his role as Chief Conductor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the end of his contract in December 2019,” writes Angus McPherson in Tuesday’s (4/10) Limelight magazine (Australia). “The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will continue his artistic relationship with the orchestra as Conductor Laureate…. Davis … will have conducted in seven seasons with the MSO in 2019…. Davis, who is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, has conducted and led musical organizations around the world, including 13 years as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra … 12 years as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 13 years as Principal Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra … where he is interim Artistic Director from 2018 to 2020…. Under Davis’s baton the MSO toured Europe in 2014, the Orchestra making its debut performance at the BBC Proms … as well as performing at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Edinburgh Festival. In Melbourne, Davis has been exploring Mahler, in a cycle of the composer’s symphonies, as well as Charles Ives and Richard Strauss in a series of performances and recordings.”

Posted April 12, 2018