Notes on... Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducting Haydn's The Creation


We've got a confession to make. Haydn's not our fave. Not even close actually. The music director of the CBSO, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla however, is our newest girl crush. And we suspect there's very few works that wouldn't sparkle with her behind the baton.

Opening the CBSO's new season on Thursday with The Creation, the Lithuanian-born energy ball bounced and beamed her way through Haydn's not particularly light take on the making of the world. Probably the seminal work of the Austrian composer, Gražinytė-Tyla's showed equal measures of grace, power and dynamism in keeping the 60-piece orchestra, 130-strong chorus and audience of 1200 right with her through every bar.

Gražinytė-Tyla's next appearance is at the utterly lovely Symphony Hall tomorrow night, when she'll be doing her thing to Mahler's Fourth. While it's possibly not a piece you'll locate in your recently played folder, we can't recommend catching this Brum asset at your earliest convenience enough.