At the Rhode Island Philharmonic, five-year contract and new title for Bramwell Tovey

Posted on: December 15, 2021

“The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced Friday that Maestro Bramwell Tovey has committed to a new, five-year contract with the expanded title of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director,” writes Christian Winthrop in Friday’s (12/10) Newport Buzz (RI). “The new agreement is effective immediately and runs through August, 2026. The … composer, conductor, and pianist has been the Artistic Advisor and Conductor of the Orchestra since September of 2018, and has quickly become a treasured member of the Rhode Island community. As of this winter, he also now calls Rhode Island home. Maestro Tovey exclaims, ‘I am delighted to renew my leadership of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and to assume the new position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director. Under David Beauchesne’s brilliant leadership, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and its Music School, headed superbly by Annette Mozzoni, have pioneered a textbook model for professional orchestras in the 21st century.’ ”