Edwin Outwater

Curator and Conductor

February 27, 28, and 29, 2020

Edwin Outwater

Edwin Outwater is a truly visionary conductor. Regularly working with orchestras and institutions throughout the world, he produces, curates and conducts unique concert experiences. He is equally adept at interpreting canonical works, and regularly premieres new commissions and connects audiences with repertoire beyond the mainstream. He is, in the words of Michael Tilson Thomas:

…one of the most innovative conductors on the scene today.

This season sees Mr. Outwater making regular returns to the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, and Virginia Symphony as well as Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony where he currently holds the position of Music Director Laureate.

Recent guest performance highlights for him include New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Houston, and Seattle. In Canada, he has led the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the symphonies of Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Victoria. International appearances include the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, BBCNOW, the Brussels Philharmonic, the New Zealand Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. A prolific opera conductor, Mr. Outwater also regularly works with Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.