Otto Tausk appointed new director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver symphony hires new director

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra says Otto Tausk has been hired as its next music director.

Tausk will take the baton on July 1, 2018 in time for the VSO’s 100th anniversary season.

He will replace Maestro Bramwell Tovey, who has been music director since 2000. Tovey will remain with the orchestra as music director emeritus once Tausk takes over.

Born in the Netherlands, Tausk has been the music director of the Orchestra and Opera of St Gallen, Switzerland since 2012.

His discography includes recordings with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Tovey says the appointment of Tausk is a “great moment for the VSO” as Tausk leads the orchestra into its second century.

“I am deeply honoured to have been appointed as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s next music director, and have enormous respect for this orchestra,” Tausk said in a news release from the VSO.

“From my very first rehearsal with the VSO … I knew that we could find a language together to write the next chapter, both on and off the podium.”

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at Delta farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

LETTER: Township has much to do the day before Christmas

A Langley letter writer shares her prose about Township Langley council preparing for Christmas Day.

Santa, Moana drop in on Aldergrove children’s party: PHOTOS

Annual Christmas party for children hosted by Aldergrove Elks

North Langley boys fight to finish ahead of Clayton’s Lord Tweedsmuir

Tsumura Basketball Invitational action wrapped up Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

Langley families spend time with the man in red

Willows Church hosted a Santa Claus Breakfast Saturday morning, attracting lots of folks.

VIDEO: Goalie of Langley-based Giants kept door shut to U.S. league-leaders

Vancouver G-Men defeated the Winterhawks Tuesday 5-3 at LEC, now 1-0 in Portland Friday night.

Aldergrove Secondary celebrates 60th anniversary

Aldergrove Secondary School is celebrating “60 years of Totems” with an open house on May 12, 2018.

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Man frustrated that Vancouver taxi driver won’t take him home to New Westminster

Kuldip Gill says that not being able to get a ride to the suburbs is a constant problem

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

Most Read