Just in: BBC names new principal conductormain
He’s coming home.
Bramwell Tovey, stepping down as music director in Vancouver after 18 years, is to be principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, starting January.
Nobody quite remembers what the BBC CO is there for, but maybe Bram will give it some branding.
He will do an opening radio slot on Wednesday from, er, Watford. To be followed by the long-running Friday Night is Music Night.
The BBC, by the way, has omitted to make an announcement.
UPDATE: They just caught up.