High Hopes For New Toronto Symphony Leader

Peter Oundjian, the Toronto Symphony’s new music director, “is the first Canadian-born conductor to lead the TSO since Sir Ernest MacMillan stepped down 47 years ago. But Oundjian left Toronto for England when he was 5, and has the accent, sporting manner and loyalties of a real public-school Old Boy. The TSO hopes Oundjian’s collegial approach, genial manner and musical acuity will restore the orchestra’s morale, which is still bruised by the 15-per-cent wage cut inflicted on it a year ago.”