Tuesday 23 November 2021

From Stanford's Requiem to Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Catamorphosis: CBSO's season continues with new music, rarities as well as saying goodbye to Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's (CBSO) programme for the remainder of its 2021/22 season is something of a time of transition as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts her final concerts with the orchestra as chief conductor whilst chief conductor & artistic advisor designate, Kazuki Yamada conducts four concerts.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's season includes two with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, two of Weinberg's symphonies performed alongside music by his friend Shostakovich, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony as her final concert.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will also be conducting the UK premiere of Catamorphosis by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Other new works in the season include the UK premiere of Danish composer Bent Sørensen’s Sei anime for harpsichord and orchestra, and Roxanna Panufnik’s reorchestrations of Five Polish Folk Songs originally arranged by her father, former CBSO Chief Conductor Sir Andrzej Panufnik, will be performed by the CBSO Children’s Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus.

Joshua Weilerstein will be conducting the UK premiere of The Ordering of Moses by Black, Canadian-American composer Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) with soloists Chrystal E Williams and Rodrick Dixon. Another rarity is Stanford's Requiem which was commissioned by the Birmingham Triennial Festival; Martyn Brabbins conducts the CBSO with University of Birmingham Voices and soloists Carolyn Sampson, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, James Way and Ross Ramgobin. And Ryan Bancroft will be conducting a new reconstructon of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Solemn Prelude

Full details from the CBSO website.

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