CBSO major tour to the USA announced


The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will visit the United States this October for its first coast-to-coast tour in 22 years, including two concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York.

CBSO Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will lead programmes including works by Debussy, Ravel and Bartok as well as welcoming the orchestra’s regular collaborator Sheku Kanneh-Mason for performances of Elgar’s much-loved Cello Concerto, and continuing her mission to shine a light on the work of composer Weinberg with Gidon Kremer performing the composer’s Violin Concerto.  

Thomas Adès’ Angel Symphony will be performed following its premiere by the CBSO in Birmingham this May. The new work, which draws inspiration from Adès’ hit opera The Exterminating Angel, was specially commissioned by the CBSO to mark the orchestra’s centenary celebrations this year. The CBSO Chorus will also join the orchestra to perform Tippett's Child of Our Time.

The orchestra will present concerts at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa (11 October), Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara (13 October), the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (22 October) and Carnegie Hall in New York (23 & 24 October), with further dates at several of America’s foremost venues to be announced.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is grateful to Mr John Osborn for his exceptional generosity in making the tour possible.  Additional support has been provided by the Dunard Fund.

Mirga Conducts Mahlers First.