Toronto Summer Music’s Artistic Director Douglas McNabney announced today that the 2016 Festival will be his final at the helm of the organization. McNabney will lead TSM through the 2016 Festival, which runs from July 14 to August 7, while supporting the Board in its search for his successor prior to his departure at the end of August. McNabney will announce the programming details for the 2016 Toronto Summer Music Festival on April 12.
“I am very proud of what the board, staff and I have accomplished together over the past 6 years: Toronto Summer Music has become a fixture in the Toronto cultural scene – a well-known, well-respected partner to many of the most important cultural organizations in the city,” said McNabney. “We continue to grow, each year adding new elements that reinforce our reputation as a dedicated and creative contributor to Toronto’s thriving musical community. I feel that the timing could not be better to hand over the responsibilities to a new Artistic Director.”
TSM Board Chair Lawrence Herman stated, “During his tenure, Douglas brought many acclaimed artists to the city, several who made their Toronto debuts thanks to his invitation, he also expanded the scope of the Festival and the Academy. Thanks to his leadership, TSM has never been stronger. Douglas leaves the organization ready to embark on a future of continued growth over the next decade. His creative, collaborative, and supportive leadership will be greatly missed by all of us at TSM – audiences, artists, board, staff and volunteers.”
Toronto Summer Music is a classical music Festival and Academy that brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of performances and summer music education. The 2016 Festival runs from July 14 to August 7, 2016. Festival programming details will be announced April 12, 2016.