2020’s New Music Festival will have six events in four different venues that take advantage of the dark, dull, post-holiday time of the year to offer something exciting and extraordinary.

“From to time music organizations decide to make important announcements with a certain extra amount of fanfare.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra took that high profile strategy recently with a combined concert, announcement, and reception to publicize plans for its 2020 New Music Festival.

Originally the festival was music director emeritus Bramwell Tovey’s brainchild, an event loosely patterned on the new music festival he co-founded in Winnipeg. Over the seasons the annual event has morphed into something recognizably more reflective of Vancouver — a metamorphosis which will be given extra impetus by the tastes and connections of music director Otto Tausk…”