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.
artistic director Stephan Meier tells me how the idea came about.
I'm spending a lot of time working out how best to apply what knowledge I've gained from my studies to BCMG
During his residency, Richard will also shadow leading composer Luke Bedford as he writes a new work for BCMG
, and will be closely involved with the ensemble's wide ranging Learning Programme for 8-18 year olds.
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.
This weekend they will ascending real peaks as they tackle Snowdonia, raising funds for BCMG
The award, a bronze eagle, commissioned from the renowned sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink, will be presented to them at a BCMG
concert in Birmingham on March 13.
Mr Newbould helped launch BCMG
in 1987 and became the ensemble's artistic director in 2001.
Mr Saltaire's retirement coincides with moves to develop investment links between BCMG
and the city's business community.
Norman Stinchcombe BCMG
CBSO Centre THERE were champagne glasses out at CBSO Centre on Friday night: and rightly.
I'm in awe of the work carried out by the musicians and staff at BCMG
and, in particular, Stephen Newbould.
Concerto, finely pointed under conductor Nicholas Collon, Colin Matthews' Hidden Variables, a BCMG
warhorse since its premiere in 1989, and which has risen in my estimation with every hearing, and Ligeti's Piano Concerto.