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The programme was well chosen, both dealing with the force of nature, the first, brief offering being the UK premiere of Lakes Awake at Dawn by the young Latvian composer Eriks Esenwalds (a co-commission from the BSO and CBSO, with Feeney Trust support).
The CBSO Youth Orchestra is the successor to the Midland Youth Orchestra, which, after 48 years, gave its final concert in July 2004.
PwC partners and clients gathered at Mr Nelsons' final concert with the CBSO at Symphony Hall on June 18, to mark the beginning of the new partnership.
is season will is season will take a look back as some of the audience's favourites, as well as introducing three exclusive UK premieres which support the introduction of new music, something CBSO has always been behind.
Oramo said: "After 10 years at the helm I feel it is a good time to stand aside, but I love the CBSO and am glad that I will be able to continue working with it as principal guest conductor.
I was very young when I joined the CBSO family and the orchestra has been such an important part of my musical life," he says.
The idea for the concert was created by CBSO violinist Catherine Arlidge, who won the national Salomon Award for her outstanding contribution to working with young people earlier in the year.
He has also agreed to compose a new orchestral work for the CBSO which will be premiered next summer.
The CBSO playing was as fresh and idiomatic as you would expect from a native Czech orchestra.
The concert will take place on Sunday, February 23, at the city's Symphony Hall, and follows a weeklong intensive training programme during which the orchestra's 110 players will receive coaching from members of the CBSO.
The CBSO is a regular visitor to Bedworth and its concerts are always eagerly awaited by concert-goers in the area.
Grosvenor is just one of several illustrious pianists gracing the forthcoming CBSO season.
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