Canada’s premier orchestra has asked the British conductor Sir Andrew Davis to serve as interim music director for two years while it extends the search for a permanent replacement for Peter Oundjian.
Davis, 73, was TSO music director for 13 years, from 1975 to 1988.
Some will see the move as a prudent interlude, buying more time to find an ideal music director. Others will have doubts about the orchestra going backwards to a past master who is already over-extended in his jobs with Chicago’s Lyric Opera, the Melbourne Symphony and a heavy guest conducting schedule.
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