The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is celebrating Maestro Peter Oundjian.
He’s being honoured with the title of “Conductor Emeritus” when he completes his tenure as music director at the end of the 2017/18 season – which will be his 14th at the helm – the second longest stretch in the orchestra’s history.
The longest tenure belongs to Sir Ernest MacMillan – at 25 seasons.
Cathy Beck, Chair of the TSO board says Oundjian has built a lasting legacy in Toronto – and along with the many innovations and achievments over his term – he’s selected more than half of the current musicians in the orchestra.
The search continues for his successor – and in June 2018 the TSO will celebrate Oundjian with an abundance of special musical events.