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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra


Sunday, October 11, 2020 3:00PM

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin

Donna L. Kendall Classical Series

RAVEL: La Valse
WEINBERG: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 67
ADÈS: Orchestra Suite from “Angel Symphony”
DEBUSSY: La Mer

Opening Night of the Philharmonic Society’s 2020-21 season features brilliant young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla leading the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the British orchestra with “the Midas touch” (The Telegraph) whose music directors have included conductors at the start of their careers and have gone on to soaring heights, including Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons and now Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. Violinist Gidon Kremer joins them for Weinberg’s splendid Violin Concerto in a program flanked by French favorites: Ravel’s waltz-inspired La Valse and Debussy’s animated La Mer.

Winner of the 2012 prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in a symphonic concert at the Salzburger Festspiele. Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla was named Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in February 2016. Prior to her serving with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, she served as a Dudamel Fellow (2012-13), Assistant Conductor (2014-16), and Associate Conductor (2016-17) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Over the past five decades, violinist Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. Kremer has recorded over 120 albums, many of which have received prestigious international awards. In 2016, Kremer received a Praemium Imperiale prize, widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of music. In 2002, Kremer's chamber orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, received an ECHO prize and a Grammy Award for their recording, "After Mozart."