The Tovey Centre for Music at the VSO School of Music officially launched on December 2nd with the unveiling of a new dedication plaque and a celebratory reception. Named to honour Maestro Bramwell Tovey and his exceptional commitment to music and music education, The Tovey Centre for Music encompasses the symphonic programs and activities of the VSO School of Music, including Masterclasses (by both VSO Guest Artists and VSO musicians), Student Chamber Music Ensemble programs (Directed by VSO concertmaster Nicholas Wright and coached by VSO musicians) and Strings Programs (orchestral training).
A spontaneous student performance led by 15 year-old concertmaster of the Sinfonietta Strings, Kai Chan, rounded out the celebration. The ceremony also recognized the remarkable supporters, staff and visionaries who took the VSO School of Music from a “crazy idea” to the vibrant and exceptional institution that it is today. Further thanks went to the two donors to the 100th Anniversary Campaign that made this honour possible, Ronald Laird Cliff, CM, OBC and Martha Lou Henley, CM.
It’s not too late to be a part of the 100th Anniversary Campaign. We’re more than 80% of the way to the $30 million goal. An investment in the symphony’s Endowment fund will sustain the orchestra far into the future – a gift that will keep on giving!
For more information about how you can help the campaign increase accessibility to transformative musical experiences, visit our campaign webpage.