Sir Andrew Davis and Doug Beecroft in a Hamer Hall dressing room in 2016

Vale Sir Andrew Davis

The musical world is mourning the death of much-loved British conductor Sir Andrew Davis. His career spanned more than 50 years during which he was the artistic leader of some of the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras.

As Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from 2013 until 2019, he led wonderful performances of an array of repertoire, including his own arrangement of Handel’s Messiah and masterworks by Mahler and Strauss. Sir Andrew was a familiar face worldwide through his televised BBC Proms concerts in London. He’s been described as an exemplary colleague and collaborator, and was loved by orchestras and audiences.

This Saturday 27 April, Doug Beecroft will present a special Saturday Afternoon Concert program from 2pm featuring works conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Missed the program? Listen back to the episode here.

On Reflections on Sunday 12 May you can hear Doug Beecroft’s interview with Sir Andrew Davis from his dressing room in Hamer Hall on 26 June 2016.

This episode will be repeated on Friday 17 May, 3pm, or listen back after 12 May using the link below.