Category Archives: Cklassical music. Female Conductors

Berlin Philharmonic……….where are the women?

Every year about this time I receive an e-mail inviting me to look at the forthcoming season of concerts by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. I have visited Berlin and attended one of their concerts and I have made it clear … Continue reading

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Mirga opens with a dazzling first concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Having closely followed the career of Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, I am pleased to publish the review  ( 4 stars) of her first concert as Music Director of the CBSO, published in the Times newspaper dated 18 November 2016. First fire, then a sunrise. … Continue reading

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Five star revue for Mirga at the “Proms”

Prom 55: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO ★★★★★ “London debuts are seldom such a baptism of fire” – John Allison Perhaps the most newsworthy of all the 2016 Proms, this concert went into the schedule initially tagged “Conductor TBC”. No … Continue reading

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Spot the female conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic (2016 / 17)

  As autumn slowly approaches thoughts turn for many music fans to the programmes of the various symphony orchestras in cities around the world. Usually by late September  / early October the music seasons have commenced and those of us … Continue reading

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Massive vote of confidence for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Herefordshire-based CBSO trustee and philanthropist John Osborn has offered a £250,000 gift to support the position of Music Director over the five years leading up to the orchestra’s … Continue reading

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla……front page of “The Times” newspaper

  Classical music very rarely makes the front page of any newspaper but today The Times here in the UK, features a large photograph of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the newly appointed Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. There has … Continue reading

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Meet the new Music Director of the CBSO……its a woman!!!

  Over the last couple of years I have featured several blogs about an up and coming orchestra conductor by the name of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Well here is the latest news……………….. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra this morning ends months … Continue reading

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