11th September – 17th September: Kazuki Yamada As New CBSO Chief Conductor, Teodor Currentzis Stays With SWR Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel In Paris, Jaap van Zweden Resigns As Music Director

Friday 17th September '21

CBSO Names Kazuki Yamada As The New Chief ConductorThe City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra today announces that its next chief conductor is to be Kazuki Yamada. The Japanese musician, born in 1979, has been CBSO’s principal …

22nd April: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra players return, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden replacement cancelled, Jessie Montgomery, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new composer-in-residence

Thursday 22nd April '21

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra players return thanks to new acoustic screenA new acoustic screen at the rear of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall stage will allow more City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) musicians to play …

25th January: Gražinyte-Tyla to quit as music director of CBSO, Concertgebouw Orchestra accompanies curfew with music, Fardini wins 3rd in Voix des outre-mer competition

Monday 25th January '21

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla to quit as music director of City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraMirga Gražinyte-Tyla will be stepping down from the helm of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in summer 2022, to move to the role of …

2nd May: CBSO announces 2019-20 season, Wigmore Hall International Song Competition announces competitors and an interview with Maria de Alvear

Thursday 2nd May '19

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces 2019-20 centenary season CBSO has launched the first season of a two-year-long centenary celebration, with events, commissions and initiatives inspired by the orchestra’s history and its hopes for the future.Highlights …

12th March: George Neikrug obituary, BCMG’s new executive director, and Serebrennikov directs opera from home

Tuesday 12th March '19

Cellist George Neikrug has died George Neikrug - a renowned cello teacher who was also principal cellist with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles orchestras -  has died, the day after turning 100.Born in New York, Neikrug …

8th March: Nicola Benedetti wins Best Classical at Global Awards, Cheltenham Festival announces 75th anniversary line-up, Music lessons ‘being stripped’ out of England schools

Friday 8th March '19

Nicola Benedetti is named Best Classical Artist at The Global Awards 2019 The great Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti won the Best Classical Award at The Global Awards 2019, a category that was voted for by the public.The other …

12th June: CBSO appoints new assistant conductor, Myleene Klass condemns cuts to music lessons in schools

Tuesday 12th June '18

In today’s news: Jaume Santonja Espinós is appointed assistant conductor at the CBSO, Myleene Klass on cuts to music tuition in schools, Andrew Lloyd Webber to be honoured at Classic Brit Awards. Musical Director Evan Christ …

11th July: Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla gives guest performance & Blomstedt’s birthday

Tuesday 11th July '17

In today's news: Spain's Valencia Orchestra announce new local chief conductor, and how to make the most of one hour's practice. Music director Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla gives guest performance in Ingolstadt, and Blomstedt's 90th birthday. Las …

1st February: Royal Opera House Premiere, CBSO £250,000 donation, BBC Phil appoint Ben Gernon

Wednesday 1st February '17

 In today's Classical News, ROH announce new work by George Benjamin, and CBSO receive a £250,000 contribution for education.  27-y-o Ben Gernon has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, and Jamie Barton Wins …

13th October: Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival, violin made from Churchill’s cigar box is to be auctioned & Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie gets its own stamp

Thursday 13th October '16

Classical News In our news today, Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival, English National Opera is negotiating with new music director, and violin made from Churchill's cigar box is to be auctioned. Also, Mozart's …

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