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Mirga's majestic moments at the Bowl before her big one in Birmingham

Mirga's majestic moments at the Bowl before her big one in Birmingham

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia wasn’t the only place to witness a woman’s prospect of breaking a glass ceiling Tuesday night.

Two years after a newly named 28-year-old Los Angeles Philharmonic assistant conductor made her Hollywood Bowl debut, leading a marvelous performance of Mahler’s First Symphony,  Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, now an L.A. Phil associate conductor, was back at the Bowl, exactly one month before she begins her potentially historic tenure as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

News of her appointment to the orchestra from which Simon Rattle sprang to prominence made the front...

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