Barbican Centre statement

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and her partner have announced they are expecting a baby at the end of August. Mirga will therefore take a short maternity leave from July until mid-November 2018 which means that she will no longer be available to conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican on 13 October 2018.

We are investigating the possibility of rescheduling this concert and will be in touch with more information in due course. In the meantime, full refunds will be offered to ticket holders and customers should contact the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891 / to arrange a refund.

Mirga remains fully committed to her role as Music Director of the CBSO and is currently working on artistic plans for the new season, to be announced in the coming months. The Barbican team are delighted about Mirga’s wonderful news and wish her and her family all the very best.


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