Obituary: Bramwell Tovey, Principal Conductor & Artistic Director of Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Dies at 69

Principal conductor and artistic director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (RIPO), Bramwell Tovey, died at 69 on July 12, 2022, a day after his birthday. In May 2019, Bramwell was diagnosed with cancer—a rare type of sarcoma, and after surgery in June 2021, he was declared cancer free. Unfortunately, it returned in January 2022. Tovey’s tenure with Rhode Island {…}

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Lead CBC Virtual Orchestra in World Premiere of Vivian Fung’s ‘Prayer’

The CBC Virtual Orchestra will release a world premiere performance of Vivian Fung’s “Prayer.” The online recording, created in isolation with musicians from 28 different orchestras throughout Canada, will be led by Metropolitan Opera music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Audiences will get a chance to experience the world premiere globally on July 1, 2020 via CBC Music. “’Prayer’ is, in essence, {…}