Mirga’s sick

Mirga’s sick


norman lebrecht

June 09, 2021

From the CBSO:

Due to illness Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is sadly unable to travel to the UK and quarantine ahead of her scheduled performances with the CBSO on Wednesday 16 June.
The world premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel Symphony (a CBSO Centenary Commission) will now be conducted by Thomas Adès, Steven Osborne will play/direct Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 and Purcell’s (arr. Stucky) Funeral Music for Queen Mary will be conducted by CBSO Leader, Eugene Tzikindelean. Dorothy Howell’s Lamia will be deferred to a later date.


  • Gustavo says:

    Them bloody vaccines.

    You either get the shot and fall sick, or you don’t get the shot and catch the mutant.

  • Nosema says:

    Noone at Slippedisk or anywhere else seems ever able to spell Eugene ( concertmaster’s) last name right…..
    Can’t anyone at least try? By now he may well be losing his own identity

  • RW2013 says:

    not with a bang but a whimper…

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Mirga may be burning the candle at both ends; mother and full time conductor. Both are extremely demanding gigs.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    I hope her illness is not serious and that she recovers rapidly.

  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    This all shows that conductors aren’t indispensable. For this rearranged concert, the composer conducts his own composition, the pianist directs from the piano and the concertmaster takes over for the Purcell.

  • Wannaplayguitar says:

    Ah well….. I have the other version of this ‘cancellation’ story…..and I’m informed Covid is not the issue.

  • Kyle says:

    Mirga’s Sick [fill in the blank] did what?

    Mirga’s sick baby got the conductor’s favorite baton stuck up her nose, perhaps?