Renowned conductor who was founder of acclaimed Ventura County orchestra dies after being hit by car
Boris Brott was Founding Music Director of Thousand Oaks-based New West Symphony
An internationally known conductor who was one of the founders of a Ventura County symphony orchestra has died, after being hit by a car.
Boris Brott was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Canada. The driver was arrested near the scene in Hamilton, Ontario Tuesday.
Brott was Founding Music Director and Laureate Conductor of the Thousand Oaks-based New West Symphony. The orchestra was founded in 1995, and has regularly performed in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and the San Fernando Valley.
Brott's career included work with the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Ballet, and the BBC Welsh Symphony. He was artistic director of an orchestra in Montreal, and had been set to conduct the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra April 20th.
Boris Brott was 78 years old.