October news roundup


We're wrapping up a very busy October! With so many highlights, we thought we'd collate them all and give you a full low-down of what's been happening this month. 

CBSO with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Credit: Benjamin Ealovega.
CBSO with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Credit: Benjamin Ealovega.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla shortlisted in the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards

We'd like to extend our congratulations to our very own Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for being nominated for the Conductor Award in the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2019. Described as a 'visionary conductor', Mirga was shortlisted for her 'infectious energy, adventurous programming and her absolute devotion to her orchestra and its youth and choral strands'. Read more about it here


CBSO on tour!

If you've been looking at our social media channels this month, you might have noticed that we've been touring our music overseas! We were proud to be presenting our music in Germany in four wonderful concert halls, including a residency in Hamburg at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie. Read more about it here

"The CBSO, led by its Lithuanian chief conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, as friendly as energetic, created clear structures in the infinite melodic stream: a clear separation of registers, pretty phrasing and rhythmic rigor"
- Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger

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Cbso Forward Richard Bratby.

Our new book will be available to purchase next month

We are thrilled to announce that our new book, ‘Forward: 100 Years of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’ by Richard Bratby will be available to purchase from our website from mid-November 2019 (£25 full colour hardback). Read more about it here


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