Mirga & Golda: Hear the next great Beethoven conductor & a glorious South African singer

Oct 18, 2016

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the 29-year-old Lithuanian maestro who is the new Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Credit Frans Jansen

Wednesday at 7PM is your chance to hear a concert featuring a great new South African soprano and a young woman who is the talk of the conducting profession. Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla just took the reins of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; at 29, she is its first woman Music Director (a post previously held by Sir Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons). Mirga. who served as Associate Conductor of the LA Philharmonic and Music Director of the Bern Opera, came to international attention at a Beethoven festival in Bonn, and her way with Beethoven is renowned; tune in to hear her lead a Leonore Overture and the Pastoral Symphony.

The gifted South African soprano Golda Schultz
Credit Gregor Rorhig

The concert also features arias sung by the astonishing South African soprano Golda Schulz, whose voice has been called "honey-toned" and wh0se artistry "gets the house tingling" and "sends chills down the spine." (I'm quoting usually jaded British music critics!) This broadcast, from our new Deutsche Welle Festival Concert series features the German Chamber Academy of Bremen, one of the world's finest chamber orchestras. Join us!