Saturday September 26, 2020

Classical Notes: Revered Wilson passes the baton

Wilson’s elegant conducting style transformed Ireland’s classical music scene

22nd May, 2016
John Wilson of the RTE Concert Orchestra: bowing out

The news that John Wilson is to relinquish his role as principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will sadden many music fans, for whom he has been a welcome presence for over a decade.

During his tenure, Wilson’s elegant conducting style and easy rapport with audiences has transformed – some might even say revolutionised – the role of the orchestra in Ireland’s classical music scene.

He has been associated...

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