Saturday, 10 December 2016

Celebrating 25 year's of Sound Investment at BCMG

BCMG's oboist Melinda Maxwell with Sound Investors - photo BCMG
BCMG's oboist Melinda Maxwell with Sound Investors - photo BCMG
Today (Saturday 10 December 2016), Thomas Adès will be conducting the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) in a very special concert. At the CBSO Centre, Birmingham they will be celebrating 25 years of BCMG's pioneering Sound Investment scheme, classical music's first crowd-funding scheme which was launched in 1991 long before crowd-funding had become the buzz-word which it is today. Sound Investment was launched with the simple aim of putting music lovers at the very heart of commissioning new music and widening support for composers. The scheme enables music enthusiasts to follow the creation of a new piece of music from original concept to first rehearsal and performance, and to meet and get to know composers and musicians.

At the CBSO Centre tonight at 7.30pm, Thomas Adès conducts a concert celebrating Sound Investment's rich past and promising future, with the latest premiere, a tragicomedy for soprano (Elizabeth Atherton) and ensemble by Francisco Coll, two works from 2016, Zoë Martlew’s Broad Street Burlesque, and the world premiere of the complete version of Richard Baker’s Hwyl fawr ffrindiaur/Bant â ni. The concert is completed by two popular successes from the first 25 years of Sound Investment, Simon Holt’s revision of his Capriccio Spettrale from 2009 and Gerald Barry’s 2000 work, Wiener Blut,

Full details from the BCMG website.

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