"Three days after the BCMG
concert, at the Barbican, my new orchestral piece Kafka's Dream, which was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, will be premiered under the baton of Francois-Xavier Roth.
also offers linked pre-concert activities in the foyer of CBSO Centre, starting an hour before, where children can make crafts, try out instruments and even write their own pieces of music.
I'm spending a lot of time working out how best to apply what knowledge I've gained from my studies to BCMG
. At the moment I'm focusing on overhead allocation apportionment and variance analysis.
Richard has already discussed performance styles with BCMG
's players, and in April he will try out some initial ideas during a workshop.
The concert itself starts at 7.45pm with the Sinfonia performing Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks before the Turnage work with BCMG
cellist Ulrich Heinen as soloist.
Throughout its 13-year history, including 5 years' experience providing care on a prepaid basis, BCMG
has maintained a consistent commitment to principles of consumer autonomy and independence, provider flexibility, and high-quality cost-effective healthcare.
The second concert featured the full panoply of BCMG
, partnered by NEXT Musicians (students selected to participate in a unique coaching scheme organised by BCMG
and RBC), and conducted by the persuasive and personable Emilio Pomarico.
The composition is jointly written by BCMG
favourite Richard Baker, plus two composers new to the ensemble, the Cypriot Yannis Kyriakides and Ondrej Adamek, from Czechoslovakia, and will be performed by an array of instruments including trombone, accordion and percussion, voice and electronics.
But Olly will be a major presence here, with the Birmingham premiere of his O Hototogisu, funded through BCMG
's remarkable crowd-funding Sound Investment scheme.
An early September showcase concert launching BCMG
's new season will begin with a pre-event taster featuring two of the commissioned works, by UK composer Robert Reid Allan and Celeste Oram, hailing from New Zealand and the USA.
Invited speakers - composer Julian Anderson and musicologist Paul Griffiths - joined Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's artistic director Stephan Meier to unpick threads between the legacy of Claude Debussy, whose 2018 anniversary festival will feature two BCMG
concerts, and an array of contemporary piano works played sensitively by Richard Uttley.
Gary Whitcombe from herbs at Moseley Children have the chance to create music inspired by Jonathan Harvey's Cirrus Light, and will be linked with the BCMG
's Families@4 concert.