Toronto Symphony Orchestra Bids Farewell to 10 Members


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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and music director Gustavo Gimeno have just lately seen modifications of their ensemble. The retiring musicians embrace Principal clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas, violinists Mi-Hyon Kim, Terry Holowach, and Younger-Dae Park, percussionist John Rudolph, double bassist Paul Rogers, Affiliate Principal oboist Keith Atkinson, violist Dan Blackman, cellist Marie Gelinas, and Principal Librarian Gary Corrin.

Across the similar time because the farewells, the TSO introduced the appointment of conductor and composer Trevor Wilson as its subsequent RBC Resident Conductor. He’ll start within the position in September and can work with the TSO for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.

“The Orchestra and I have been very impressed by Trevor’s apparent items as a conductor,” says Music Director Gustavo Gimeno. “His audition confirmed a confidence, musical intelligence and sensitivity that will likely be an asset to his work and progress with the TSO. We look ahead to the subsequent two years collectively.”

“I’m completely thrilled to be becoming a member of the TSO as Resident Conductor,” says Trevor Wilson. “As a younger musician rising up in Ottawa, the chance to attend a Toronto Symphony Orchestra efficiency was at all times very particular to me, and on the time I might solely dream of the prospect to carry out with them myself. I’m so grateful to now be becoming a member of the TSO household, working in my residence nation with certainly one of Canada’s foremost inventive establishments, underneath the distinctive management of Maestro Gustavo Gimeno.”

Wilson succeeds Simon Rivard, who has been the RBC Resident Conductor and TSYO Conductor since September 2018. Whereas Rivard’s tenure as RBC Resident Conductor involves an finish, he’ll proceed in his place as TSYO Conductor via the TSYO’s fiftieth anniversary season in 2023/24.

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