Canuck Conductor Conundrum

Canada has given the world countless great artists and musicians, but somehow, it hasn’t yet produced many world-class conductors. William Littler says that it’s a bigger problem than it might appear to be: “However well intentioned, conductors from abroad who direct our orchestras tend to be short-term visitors with less of a commitment to Canadian music… Investing in our own conductors is tantamount to investing in our own music.”