A truly visionary conductor, Edwin Outwater regularly works the world’s top orchestras and institutions producing, curating and conducting unique concert experiences.
“one of the most innovative conductors on the scene today” – Michael Tilson Thomas
Best known for his imaginative and daring orchestral projects, Outwater began the 2019/20 season with a hugely successful collaboration between San Francisco Symphony, with whom he has a long-standing relationship, and the legendary rock band Metallica:S&M2, which already has nearly 500k views on YouTube.
This season continues with 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 performances include New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia orchestra as well as the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Houston, and Seattle, as well as Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, BBCNOW, Brussels Philharmonic and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra further afield.
Outwater has produced and curated a variety of special projects including “Sound Health,” a collaboration with soprano Renée Fleming, The Kennedy Center, and the National Institutes of Health; “Holiday Gaiety”, an LGBTQ holiday concert he created with drag performer Peaches Christ and “Beethoven and your Brain”, a scientific demonstrations of what happens to audiences’ brains when they come in contact with the composer’s Symphony No.5 and “Symphony for Metalheads”.