Maestro move: Toronto Symphony reverts to Andrew Davismain
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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