Bramwell Tovey enjoys parallel careers as a conductor and composer. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and the Canadian Brass among many other groups. In 2003 he won the Juno Award for Best Classical Composition of the year for his Requiem for a Charred Skull, written for the Amadeus Choir and the Hannaford Band. In 2004 he wrote the score for director Richard Bell’s film Eighteen, which included the song "In a Heartbeat," which was
nominated for the Genie award for best song in a Canadian film.
As a conductor, Bramwell Tovey works internationally with a prestigious list of orchestras. He has been music director of the Vancouver Symphony since 2000 and recently extended his contract to 2015. In 2008 Tovey and the VSO with violinist James Ehnes, won a GRAMMY for their recording of Barber, Korngold and Walton violin concertos. The same recording won the Juno classical album of the year. In 2008-09 the VSO toured to South Korea and China, appearing at the Beijing International Music Festival and toured Eastern Canada.
John Murrell is internationally renowned as one of the most frequently produced of all Canadian playwrights. He is also a highly respected arts advocate, mentor and consultant. His plays have been translated into 15 different languages and performed in more than 30 countries worldwide.
He has worked as Playwright-in-Residence at both Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects, as an Associate Director of the Stratford Festival of Canada, as Head of the Banff Playwrights Colony, as Head of the Theatre Section of The Canada Council for the Arts and since November 1999, as Artistic Director/Executive Producer of Theatre Arts at The Banff Centre. Murrell’s work has received many awards, both nationally and internationally.
|Other Artistic Personnel:
Kelly Robinson (Director)
Bramwell Tovey (Conductor)
Bretta Gerecke (Set Designer)
Harry Frehner (Lighting Designer)
Scott Reid (Projection Designer)
James Westman (Sandy Keith)
Phillip Ens (5 roles: Alexander Keith the Elder, Julius Hammer, The man who scratches and smells, J.J. Fuchs,
Laura Whalen (Mary)
Roger Honeywell (Smoot)
Judith Forst (Louise)
Erin Wall (Cecelia)
Jennifer Sproule (Christian Keith)
Brent Calis (John Keith, Southerner)
Vasil Garvanliev (Bartender, Southerner)
Adam Fisher (Waiter, Southerner)
Martin Sadd (Male Saloon Singer, Southerner)
Cassandra Warner (Female Saloon Singer)
Erin Armstrong (Woman With Feather Fan)
Allison Arends (Wealthy Looking Woman)