Sir Andrew Davis
Across a career spanning more than 40 years, English conductor Sir Andrew Davis has been the musical and artistic leader at several of the world’s most distinguished opera and symphonic institutions including Lyric Opera of Chicago, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony. In addition, he holds the honorary title of conductor emeritus from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. One of today’s most acclaimed conductors, he has led virtually all of the world’s major orchestras and opera companies and conducted at numerous major festivals. These concerts mark his first appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra since his debut in 1976. In the 2022-23 season, Davis conducts his own adaptation of Handel’s Messiah with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The season also sees a return to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. His other engagements include concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Detroit Opera. His vast discography includes Grammy-nominated recordings with the Toronto Symphony, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic. In 1992, he was named a Commander of the British Empire.