The first concert of BCMG’s 2014/15 season sees the Group joined by three exceptionally talented, internationally recognised and UK-based young artists. Together they perform an exciting programme featuring one of the late-20th century’s most iconic pieces and the world premiere of a ground-breaking new concerto for sarod and ensemble.
Soumik Datta is one of the most acclaimed sarod players of his generation – gifted with a rare modern touch. Param Vir and Datta have worked closely in developing tonight’s world premiere Raga Fields, which is the result of Vir’s long-held ambition to create something new from his dual heritage of western and Indian classical music.
Written in the late 1980s, György Ligeti’s earopening, five-movement Piano Concerto was one of the most innovative pieces of its time. Inspired by contemporary ideas of structure, pattern and rhythm, the Concerto is performed here by rising star Tom Poster, a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility.
BCMG’s first performance at CBSO Centre following its renovation also includes a recent work by rising star of the British composing world, Edmund Finnis – who has recently been commissioned through our Sound Investment scheme – and Colin Matthews’ Hidden Variables, one of the Group’s first commissions.
In association with Darbar Festival and with marketing support from Sampad.
Colin Matthews: Hidden Variables (BCMG commission 1989)
Anton Webern: Concerto Op. 24
Param Vir: Raga Fields * (world premiere / BCMG Sound Investment, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Chicago and Klangforum Wien co-commission)
Edmund Finnis: In Situ (UK professional premiere)
György Ligeti: Piano Concerto ~
Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Sarod: Soumik Datta *
Piano: Tom Poster ~
There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould and Param Vir. Open to all ticket holders.
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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.