Category Archives: Cklassical music. Female Conductors

Mahler 8………..Mirga and the CBSO

I have been following with interest the career of  Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla the young Lithuanian conductor since she was appointed Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in 2016. Her appointment seemed to be very “left field” although there … Continue reading

Posted in Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Lithuania, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Creation, CBSO/Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

For the last few years I have followed the career of the Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla with considerable interest. She was the “shock” appointment as Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra after Andris Nelsons departed for the … Continue reading

Posted in Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Equality, Uncategorized, women in society | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 21st century, Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Discrimination, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Culture, Equality, Lithuania, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in BBC, Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Conductors, Culture, Equality, Lithuania, Music, Vilnius | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 21st century, Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Employability, Equality, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 21st century, Cklassical music. Female Conductors, Classical Music, Conductors, Diversity, Equality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment