Just in: Mirga, pregnant, cancels summerNews
The Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla will not see out her farewell performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She is expecting her third child and is taking time out.
Here’s what the CBSO is telling its audience:
We are writing to let you know that our Music Director, Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla, has recently shared the exciting news with us that she and her partner are expecting another child. We are completely delighted for her and her family, and hope you will join us in sending our congratulations.
Unfortunately, this does mean that she will no longer be available to conduct her planned performances with the CBSO this June.
We are grateful to Ludovic Morlot (15 & 16 June) and Markus Stenz (22 & 25 June) who will now lead the orchestra in these performances, and we are pleased to confirm that there will be no changes to repertoire or soloists.
Mirga, 35, lives with her unnamed partner and their two sons in Salzburg.