UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 10 MAY 2017
The official opening of the new £57 million Birmingham Conservatoire will be marked by a Royal Gala concert conducted by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s (CBSO) Music Director, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
The announcement by Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal, Birmingham Conservatoire, was made on Thursday 27 April as the CBSO launched the programme for its 2017/18 season.
On Sunday 11 March 2018, the Lithuanian conductor will lead the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in the new building’s Royal Gala Opening Concert.
Boasting five public performance spaces – including a 500-seat concert hall and Birmingham’s only permanent jazz space – the new teaching and performance facility is the first complete new build conservatoire in the UK since 1987 and the first of its kind in the digital age.
Part of Birmingham City University, the new Conservatoire is currently under construction in the Eastside region of Birmingham, on the University’s City Centre Campus.
Looking ahead to the Royal Gala Opening Concert and the upcoming CBSO season, Birmingham Conservatoire Principal Professor Julian Lloyd Webber said:
“The unique concert also reaffirms our ongoing close relationship with one of the world’s best orchestras and a sign of great collaborations to come in the future.”
Image credit: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla ©Ben Ealovega’