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Bramwell Tovey
October 12, 2018

 

Providence Journal, September 20, 2018 Editorial:

"A Huge Win for the Rhode Island Philharmonic...

His credentials are superb, to say the least..."

September 19, 2018

From the Archive:

David Gordon Duke writes in the Vancouver Sun: "VSO Unveils US Tour Repertoire...." A review of the VSO under Bramwell Tovey in the world premiere of "Totem" by Edward Top, Edward Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor with Jon Kimura Parker and Prokoviev's 5th Symphony; all works which feature on the VSO's 2013 US tour...

Alison Balsom and Bramwell Tovey with the LA Phil
September 19, 2018

From the Archive:

Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times writes: "Tovey let the [Shostakovich] Fifth speak spectacularly for itself, loud (very loud) and clear until slowing down at the end so that grandeur would retain seemly solemnity yet not so slow as to overdo the bombast. But he might just as well have let go, because Tovey got such a big, fulfilling sound from the orchestra in this symphony that there was no countering a sense of enormous excitement."

Bryn Terfel
September 19, 2018

 From the Archive:

Jeffrey Gantz in the Boston Globe writes: "... “Ein deutsches Requiem” waxes eloquent in its three fugues, which proclaim the glory of the Lord. But elsewhere, especially in the first and last movements, it offers lukewarm comfort, addressing itself primarily to those left behind. This performance, however, was a blaze of ecstasy..."

Bramwell Tovey (left) with Oskar Morawetz and mezzo-soprano Sandra Graham at Edmonton’s Centennial Hall in 1992.
September 19, 2018

From the Archive:
Toronto, November 19, 2015: Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), is the recipient of the 2015 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance. Bramwell will be donating the $20,000 prize towards bursaries at the VSO School of Music to allow students to study with members of the VSO.

Tosca at Tanglewood Festival 2015: back row - John del Carlo, Ryan Speedo Green, Bryn Terfel; front row - Brandon Jovanovich, Bramwell Tovey, Sondra Radvanovsky, John Oliver (chorus-master TFC), Ryan Casperson.
September 19, 2018

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From The Berkshire Edge, July 21 2015:

"Tovey’s conducting [of the Boston Symphony Orchestra] was masterful and understated. His subtle stick work and expressive left hand drew lovely dynamic shadings and clearly arched, emotionally deep phrases from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which wove elegant tapestries of context and support. Ravishing string pianissimos, exquisite solos from clarinet, oboe, and flute, and rich underpinnings of contrabasses and brass distinguished these works."

Bill Barclay of the Globe Theatre and Bramwell Tovey at the Hollywood Bowl, August 2016.
September 19, 2018

From the Archive:

Bill Barclay, music director of Shakespeare’s Globe, talks about bringing Florent Schmitt’s Antony & Cleopatra (1920) to the Hollywood Bowl and the Barbican Centre.

Yo Yo Ma and Bramwell Tovey, in Saratoga with the Philadelphia Orchestra, August 2014.
September 18, 2018

From the Archive:

Geraldine Freeman in the Sunday Gazette writes: "There’s nothing like hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra live at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. And when the programs are compelling, the soloists are fabulous and all are under a charismatic conductor like Bramwell Tovey, there’s no better way to spend an evening..."

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