For ages 7+
BCMG presents an hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from the evening Field Notes programme in a relaxed and informal way.
Before creating his new piece Field Notes, composer Howard Skempton looked at old maps and graphic scores (music that guides musicians using shapes and lines rather than musical notes) for inspiration. One of the most famous graphic scores is Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise from the 1960s, a thick book full of beautiful black lines, circles and other shapes. See Cardew’s score and hear how the music sounds!
Storyteller Peter Wynne-Wilson will present the performance and families are invited to come and take part in the pre-concert activities, starting at 3pm, which will involve creating a collage score to be performed in the concert.
PLEASE NOTE: this concert is taking place on the same day as the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, meaning some roads in the city centre and south Birmingham will be closed at points during the day. For more information, visit the Travel & Accommodation page of the Bupa Great Birmingham Run website.
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.