TSO PICKS SPANISH MAESTRO GUSTAVO GIMENO AS NEXT MUSIC DIRECTOR

first_imgSpanish maestro Gustavo Gimeno, centre, seen conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in February, will take over as TSO music director for the 2020-21 season. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TSO) Advertisement Twitter Facebook Gimeno has been working professionally as a conductor for only six years, but his trajectory upward has been swift.In a way, he began at the top after being called in at the last minute to conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in 2014. Just a few years earlier, he had been a member of the prestigious orchestra’s percussion section. It has taken the Toronto Symphony Orchestra less than three months after Peter Oundjian stepped down as music director to announce a replacement.Starting with the 2020-21 season — the orchestra’s 99th — the new music director will be Gustavo Gimeno, a 42-year-old native of Valencia, Spain, who has been serving as music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015.His TSO contract will be for five years. Sir Andrew Davis, who was music director from 1975 to 1988, is acting as interim artistic director.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

St Annes survivors rally to have their voices heard at court hearing

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN NewsThe residential school experience comes to life each time a survivor tells their story.But survivors of St. Anne’s residential school in Fort Albany, Ontario are in a fight to even get their stories out.They held a rally in Toronto where their testimony is being [email protected]last_img