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January 2014

Bassist and Composer Ben Markland at a workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

Trefoil House

A composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Music Maze participants

Family Music Maze

Trefoil House

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Family Concerts Living Toys illustrated artwork

Living Toys: BCMG Family Concerts

CBSO Centre

Hour-long performances that weave theatre with the music to create fun, colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.
Family Concerts Living Toys illustrated artwork

Living Toys: BCMG Family Concerts

CBSO Centre

Hour-long performances that weave theatre with the music to create fun, colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.
BEAST Pioneers of Sound promotional image

BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

CBSO Centre

Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition.
BEAST Pioneers of Sound promotional image

BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

CBSO Centre

Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition.

February 2014

BEAST Pioneers of Sound promotional image

BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

CBSO Centre

Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition.
BEAST Pioneers of Sound promotional image

BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

CBSO Centre

Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition.
BEAST Pioneers of Sound promotional image

BEAST: Pioneers of Sound

CBSO Centre

Five sonic sessions, celebrating both the heritage and future of electroacoustic composition.
Playing keyboard at a Feel the Buzz workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

A composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
New opera performance at Music Maze

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
A young cornet player performs at Music Maze

Family Music Maze - Field Notes

Qube

A free creative music workshop for 8-11 year olds.
Feel the Buzz participants

Feel the Buzz - Field Notes

Wem Town Hall

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Feel the Buzz participants

Feel the Buzz - Field Notes

Wem Town Hall

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Composer Param Via and Soumik Datta in Chicago

INSIGHT: exploring Param Vir’s sarod concerto

CBSO Centre

Explore Param Vir’s concerto for sarod and ensemble through talks, performance, and work-in-progress workshops.

March 2014

Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

Wem Town Hall

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
A young cornet player performs at Music Maze

Family Music Maze - Field Notes

SpArC Theatre

A free creative music workshop for 8-11 year olds.
Crowd Out participants with red title

Crowd Out discovery workshop

CBSO Centre

BCMG is looking for 1000 people of all ages to build an all-singing, all-shouting super group – and we want your voice in the ‘crowd’.
Usurp Tour artists: Stewart Lee, Steve Beresford, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Simon Underwood and Seth Ayyaz

Usurp Chance Tour 2014

CBSO Centre

An evening of two dynamic, ensemble performances: John Cage’s Indeterminacy and The Conspirators of Pleasure.
Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

SpArC Theatre

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

Lyde Court

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

Bickerton Village Hall

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Playing keyboard at a Feel the Buzz workshop

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

Kingsland Coronation Hall

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork

Field Notes

Lansdown Hall

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Playing keyboard at a Feel the Buzz workshop

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
David Lang at Sage Gateshead, credit Mark Savage

David Lang’s the passing measures

Adrian Boult Hall

Thallein Ensemble with Via Nova & players from BCMG perform David Lang's past BCMG commission

April 2014

Creating music at Family Music Maze

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
An enthusiastic participant leads the ensemble at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

A composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Oliver Knussen

BCMG in Washington: Oliver Knussen residency

US Library of Congress

The first of two BCMG concerts in Washington as part of BCMG Artist-in-Association Oliver Knussen’s US Library of Congress residency.
BCMG in concert

BCMG in Washington: Oliver Knussen residency

US Library of Congress

The second of two BCMG concerts in Washington as part of BCMG Artist-in-Association Oliver Knussen’s US Library of Congress residency.
Promotional artwork for April 2014 Families@4

Families@4

CBSO Centre

An informal bite-size concert for all the family feature a new piece inspired by the deep sea and its strange and beautiful creatures.
Promotional artwork for April 2014 concert

Words and music: an evening in three parts

CBSO Centre

BCMG presents a three-course concert of experimental works, separated by two intervals, with each presented differently.

May 2014

Music Maze Small Group

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
BCMG musician Ben Markland advises a young drummer

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

A composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Harrison Birtwistle designed image

Fantasia on all the notes: celebrating Harrison Birtwistle

CBSO Centre

BCMG and Oliver Knussen showcase works from across Harrison Birtwistle’s career in his 80th birthday year.
Bassist and Composer Ben Markland at a workshop

BBC Inspire Composer Lab 2014

CBSO Centre

Day-long composing workshop for 12 - 18 year olds.
Harrison Birtwistle designed image

Birtwistle at 80: Knussen / BCMG

Milton Court Concert Hall

BCMG and Oliver Knussen showcase works from across Harrison Birtwistle’s career in his 80th birthday year.

June 2014

Crowd Out participants with pink title

Crowd Out last chance rehearsal

CBSO Centre

Sign up to be at the centre of the first performances of a brand new piece of music by one of the world’s leading composers!
Crowd Out promotional artwork with MP logo

Crowd Out: a new piece for 1000 voices

Millennium Point

1000 people of all ages and abilities give the world premiere performances of Crowd Out in one of the largest vocal events the city has ever seen!
Crowd Out promotional artwork with MP logo

Crowd Out: a new piece for 1000 voices

Millennium Point

1000 people of all ages and abilities give the world premiere performances of Crowd Out in one of the largest vocal events the city has ever seen!
Large BCMG ensemble in concert - wide shot, front on

BCMG at Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall

BCMG return to London’s Wigmore Hall with a programme of superbly crafted chamber pieces from the last 30 years.
Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Go Compose!

Coventry PAS - Chace Studio Centre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Go Compose!

Coventry PAS - Chace Studio Centre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.

July 2014

BCMG musician Ben Markland working with Zigzag ensemble

Zigzag Ensemble

The Hub, Hazelwell

A composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Creating birdsong at Family Music Maze

Music Maze

The Hub, Hazelwell

An exciting, creative, participatory workshop for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Go Compose!

Belgrade Theatre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Go Compose!

Belgrade Theatre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.

September 2014

Harrison Birtwistle designed image

A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Cadogan Hall

BCMG marks Sir Harrison Birtwistle's 80th birthday with a concert at The BBC Proms.
Getting stuck in at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

mac birmingham

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
A young cornet player performs at Music Maze

Music Maze

mac birmingham

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.

October 2014

Soumik Datta in a Cathedral

Hidden Variables

CBSO Centre

An exciting programme featuring the world premiere of a ground-breaking new concerto for sarod and ensemble.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

Folly Arts Theatre

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

Pailton VIllage Hall

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Go Compose!

Blue Coat School & Music College

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Music Maze participants

Family Music Maze: Field Notes

The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd

A free creative music workshop for ages 8 – 11 and an accompanying adult family member or carer.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

St. Bartholomew’s Church

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Family Arts Festival BCMG illustration

Families@4: Field Notes

CBSO Centre

An hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from the evening Field Notes programme.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

CBSO Centre

The Birmingham performance of BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive's unique collaboration combining textile art and new music.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

Shrewsbury Museum

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

The Market Theatre, Ledbury

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Field Notes promotional artwork for October leg of tour

Field Notes

The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd

BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive tour a unique collaboration to small scale venues in Shropshire, Herefordshire and neighbouring counties.
Creating music at Family Music Maze

Family Music Maze

Trefoil House

An exciting, creative music workshop for 8 - 11 year olds and adult family members.
BCMG musician Ben Markland advises a young drummer

Zigzag Ensemble

Trefoil House

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Boy creating graphic score for BCMG musicians at Musicadoodle-do

Musicadoodle-do

The Library of Birmingham

Free drop-in interactive workshops for the whole family. Spend the afternoon drawing the sounds of BCMG musicians and create visual scores for them to perform.
Boy creating graphic score for BCMG musicians at Musicadoodle-do

Musicadoodle-do

Ikon Gallery

Free drop-in interactive workshops for the whole family. Spend the afternoon drawing the sounds of BCMG musicians and create visual scores for them to perform.

November 2014

Harrison Birtwistle designed image

Birtwistle at 80

King’s College Chapel

BCMG and Oliver Knussen showcase works from across Harrison Birtwistle’s career in his 80th birthday year.
Feel the Buzz participants

Feel the Buzz

mac birmingham

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Music Theatre Wales The Trial dress rehearsal photograph

The Trial

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Philip Glass brings his signature music and dramatic force to Kafka’s nightmarish tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime.
Feel the Buzz participants

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing project for 14-18 year olds.
Music Maze Small Group

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Participants at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.

December 2014

Bassist and Composer Ben Markland at a workshop

BBC Inspire Composer Lab 2014

CBSO Centre

Day-long composing workshop for 12 - 18 year olds.