Rhode Island Philharmonic Names Interim Principal Conductor

By Francisco Salazar

The Rhode Island Philharmonic has announced an Interim Principal Conductor.

Tania Miller will take the position following the passing of Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

Her commitment was secured in early July at Tovey’s invitation and with the full support of the organization’s board, management, and orchestra committee.

The conductor will lead three concerts on the season and assume off-stage duties as well. The orchestra also announced that other concerts previously scheduled for Tovey to conduct will be led by Kensho Watanabe and Sascha Goetzel.

Miller has served as the Music Director of Canada’s Victoria Symphony for 14 seasons and was named Music Director Emerita for her commitment to the orchestra and community. She first appeared with the RI Phil in January of 2019  and will serve as the Interim Principal Conductor and help plan the orchestra’s 23-24 season.