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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Lucy Thraves


CBSO announces its 2018-19 season

1:51, 9th May 2018

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2018-19 concert season at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will be joined by Kazuki Yamada as principal guest conductor, and violinist Gidon Kremer as artist in residence.

Highlights include:

  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads a series of 23 concerts entitled Baltic Way, which marks the centenary of the establishment of the Baltic states and 30 years since their liberation. Concerts include the UK premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s Faithful Journey – A Mass for Poland.
  • Simon Rattle returns to Birmingham on 28 March 2019 for a fundraising concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No 9. All proceeds will go to support the CBSO’s artistic and education projects.
  • Artist in residence Gidon Kremer explores the music of Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg.
  • The Friday Night Classics concerts see CBSO musicians performing the music of Nat King Cole, songs from the 1960s, and music from the Harry Potter and James Bond films.

This season will also introduce the Mystery Seats ticket scheme, whereby over 3000 tickets costing £13 will be available for selected concerts.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla commented: ‘I am delighted to share our 2018-19 season plans and look forward to taking our audiences on a true musical exploration as we perform music inspired by the different cultures of the Baltic region. I am particularly happy that my dear friend Gidon Kremer will join us as artist in residence, and welcome Kazuki Yamada to the CBSO family.’

Further details can be found at www.cbso.co.uk

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