Thursday, 16 August 2012

3 More Years! Andris Nelsons CBSO

Andris Nelsons, the charismatic conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, has renewed his tenure on the basis of an annual rolling renewal from the 2014/15 season onwards.That means at least three more exciting years.  Rejoice! Since his appointment, he and the Orchestra have created many 'once in a lifetime' performances such as Wagner's Lohengrin and the 50th Anniversary performed of Britten's War Requiem in Coventry Cathedral.(this can still be heard and watched on thespace). The CBSO says "Over the summer, Andris and the CBSO will be appearing at some of the most prestigious European festivals, including their residency at the Lucerne Festival with the CBSO Chorus. Highlights in the 2012-13 season include Mahler's momentous Resurrection Symphony, Wagner's romantic opera The Flying Dutchman and a Beethoven cycle which features all of the great composer's symphonies." Next Tuesday, 21/8 Nelsons conducts the CBSO at the Proms (Glinka and Shostakovich)

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photo: Marco Borrgrave

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