Join Maestro Tovey at the Renaissance Hotel next door for a post-concert cocktail reception, dinner and award presentation to George Wein, creator of the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals. Packages also include premium concert seating and valet parking.
Artistic Advisor and Conductor
We are thrilled to welcome Bramwell Tovey as our newly named Artistic Advisor. A true champion of connecting orchestras with the communities they serve, Tovey has been hailed as the very model of a modern orchestral maestro. Tovey is Music Director Emeritus of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a Grammy winner, and has released many acclaimed recordings. Mr. Tovey is a frequent conductor of the New York Philharmonic, performs often as a piano soloist, and is an active composer.
Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great pianists. She jump-started her U.S. career with her historic gold-medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, the first woman to do so in more than 30 years. Ms. Kern frequently gives masterclasses and serves on the piano faculty of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Her discography includes Grammy-nominated recordings of Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Chopin.