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The 8/3/21 edition of The Baltimore Sun published an article by Mary Carole McCauley that reports on the orchestra’s decision to dismiss Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flutist Emily Skala. This situation appears to be one of those rare instances where a musician employee is dismissed for non-artistic reasons. Skala has made headlines a few times over the pandemic as a result of her decisions to speak out on social media ...
Debuts on the podium, a final season, centenary premieres and The Cunning Little Vixen: CBSO launches Autumn 2021
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Photo Hannah Blake-Fathers) The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is opening its 2021/22 season with a celebration of being able to make music together. Principal guest conductor Kazuki Yamada will be leading forces including the orchestra, the CBSO Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus, the three groups together for the first time since early 2020, in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Poulenc’s Gloria and Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 (with organist Anna Lapwood).2021/22 is Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's final one as music director and her concerts this Autumn nclude Faure's Requiem (in memory of the lives lost throughout Covid-19) and a concert performance of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen with Elena Tsallagova in the title role plus Roland Wood as the Forester, which the orchestra will be touring to Dortmund, Hamburg and Paris. Finnegan Downie Dear (winner of the 2020 Mahler Competition) will be conducting the […]