One ticket, three conductors

One ticket, three conductors


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2021

The composer Thomas Adès was booked to replace Mirga in the premiere of one of his own works in Birmingham tomorrow.

But he was unable to conduct anything else on the programme.

So the short afternoon concert will have three different conductors.

Value for money?

Wednesday 16 June, 2.00pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Thomas Adès – Conductor (Adès)
Steven Osborne – Piano / Director (Mozart)
Eugene Tzikindelean – Conductor (Purcell)
Purcell (arr.Stucky) Funeral Music for Queen Mary, 10′
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K488 , 26′
Adès The Exterminating Angel Symphony, 20′(CBSO Centenary Commission – World Premiere)


  • Akutagawa says:

    I’m not a huge fan of Adès the conductor in any case. Nevertheless, I think it’s far more honourable of him to say I don’t know the works in question and don’t have time to study them than to just pitch up and blag it.