Bramwell Tovey
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British conductor Bramwell Tovey, 64, the outgoing Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, takes a new post at the Boston University School of Music where he has been named director of orchestral activities. His first public rehearsal is scheduled for this Friday.

Dutch conductor Otto Tausk will take over from Tovey when he steps down in July 2018. Tovey will have the title of VSO music director emeritus, being the longest serving conductor in the history of the orchestra.

“As a conductor and pedagogue, Bramwell Tovey is known to audiences around the world. Boston University School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is thrilled to welcome him to our faculty,” Shiela Kibbe, director ad interim of BU School of Music said in a press statement on BU’s website today. “We know that his appointment will inspire current students, and anticipate that alumni across the profession, as well as prospective students and their families, will celebrate this important moment for the orchestral program.”

Tovey will subsequently conduct that repertoire at 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 was Music Director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002 to 2006.

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