Over the last 18 months or so I have highlighted the developing career of Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, the young Lithuanian conductor who has built quite a reputation for herself in both Europe and the USA. A few months ago she was appointed as the new Music Director of The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to the delight of many in the music world.
She has to walk in the steps of such incumbents of the post as Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons……….thats quite a line up to follow.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will present its new music director, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, at the BBC Proms on Saturday 27 August 2016, the CBSO will perform a programme of Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture, followed in the first half by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s RPS Award-winning let me tell you (soloist Barbara Hannigan) – of which the orchestra gave the first UK performance in 2014.
The second half of this Royal Albert Hall concert will see Mirga and the CBSO take on Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fourth Symphony.
So for any music fans out there, tune in to BBC Radio 3 on Saturday evening to catch the broadcast of the whole of the concert