LSM Newswire

Friday, May 29, 2009

WSO Remembers Max Tapper


The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is saddened to recognize the passing of former WSO Executive Director Max Tapper.
Tapper came from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to serve as Executive Director from 1985 to 1991, before moving on to become Managing Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure at the WSO, Tapper is credited with hiring Artistic Director Bramwell Tovey as well and the WSOĺ─˘s first Composer-in-Residence Glenn Buhr. Together with Tovey and Buhr, he worked to establish the organizationĺ─˘s world-renowned New Music Festival.
ĺ─˙We are very saddened to learn of his passing. He was a brilliant negotiator and a terrific salesman and he brought an intense passion to his work with the orchestra. Our condolences go out to his family on behalf of the musicians,ĺ─¨ said Principal Harp and board member Richard Turner.
A service will be held for Tapper on Sunday (May 31) at 2 pm at Cropo Funeral Chapel.





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