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January 2016

Music Maze participants

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

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

February 2016

Illustration of musicians playing amongst the clouds

Families@4

CBSO Centre

BCMG presents an hour-long, late-aſternoon concert for the whole family.
Composer Edmund Finnis

Parallel Colour

CBSO Centre

An exciting programme conducted by Richard Baker featuring the world premiere of Edmund Finnis' Sound Investment commission.
BCMG musicians in concert

BCMG at CrossCurrents

Elgar Concert Hall

BCMG brings to a close a new nine-day University of Birmingham contemporary music festival.

March 2016

Festival of Contemporary Music for All logo

Contemporary Music For All Festival: Birmingham

University of Wolverhampton Music Department

Explore and create new music with players of all abilities
Festival of Contemporary Music for All logo

Contemporary Music For All Festival: Birmingham

CBSO Centre

Explore and create new music with players of all abilities
New opera performance at Music Maze

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Festival of Contemporary Music for All logo

Contemporary Music For All Festival: Birmingham

CBSO Centre

Explore and create new music with players of all abilities
Festival of Contemporary Music for All logo

Birmingham Festival of Contemporary Music for All Concert

CBSO Centre

The concert that concludes the Birmingham's contribution to the Festival of Contemporary Music for All.
Composer and Jazz Pianist Hans Koller

Hans Koller Quartet with BCMG

CBSO Centre

A concert featuring a commission written for jazz quartet and six BCMG players.

April 2016

Getting stuck in at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Creating music at Family Music Maze

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

Workshops specially designed to allow young people the opportunity to compose music with and for professional musicians.
The Devil Inside production photo

The Devil Inside

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A chilling tale of greed and compulsion by composer Stuart MacRae and novelist Louise Welsh.

May 2016

Illustration of young musicians playing musical flowers

Families@4

CBSO Centre

BCMG presents an hour-long, late-aſternoon concert for the whole family.
Composer Benedict Mason

Benedict Mason Portrait

CBSO Centre

BCMG premiere Benedict Mason's Sound Investment commission under Ilan Volkov's baton.
Getting stuck in at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-16 year olds.
Music Maze Small Group

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Chris Yates and Uli Heinen playing Music to Go

Music to Go

Adrian Boult Hall

A final BCMG concert in the Conservatoire's Adrian Boult Hall.

June 2016

Getting stuck in at a Zigzag workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

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

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory music workshop for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Children creating music with Duncan Chapman in Families@4 concert

BCMG Family Concert

Aldeburgh Music Festival: Britten Studio

An hour-long informal concert for children and families at Aldeburgh Music Festival.
Composer Benedict Mason

BCMG at Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Aldeburgh Music Festival: Britten Studio

BCMG give a second performance of Mason's Horns Strings and Harmony under Ilan Volkov.
Six Pieces by Matthew Harris

Remembering the Future

CBSO Centre

BCMG premiere four works by composers with strong connections to the Group in this chamber-scale concert.

July 2016

Discussion with workshop leader Fraser Trainer

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

Workshops specially designed to allow young people the opportunity to compose music with and for professional musicians.

September 2016

Carrie Fertig Flames and Frequencies image

Torcher Chamber Arkestra

mac birmingham

A spellbinding performance with fire, live and electronic music and glass blowing.
Carrie Fertig Flames and Frequencies image

Torcher Chamber Arkestra

mac birmingham

A spellbinding performance with fire, live and electronic music and glass blowing.
Carrie Fertig Flames and Frequencies image

Torcher Chamber Arkestra

mac birmingham

A spellbinding performance with fire, live and electronic music and glass blowing.
Two silhouetted characters in an arctic landscape

Cold Calling: The Arctic Project

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The world premiere of a new work by composer Nick Powell combining new music, projection and dialogue
Ulrich Heinen playing cello for BCMG

B. A. Zimmermann, Sonata for solo cello

Ikon Gallery

BCMG cellist and founding musician Ulrich Heinen performs Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Sonata for solo cello at Ikon Gallery.
Two silhouetted characters in an arctic landscape

Cold Calling: The Arctic Project

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The world premiere of a new work by composer Nick Powell combining new music, projection and dialogue
Two silhouetted characters in an arctic landscape

Cold Calling: The Arctic Project

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The world premiere of a new work by composer Nick Powell combining new music, projection and dialogue
Ulrich Heinen playing cello for BCMG

B. A. Zimmermann, Sonata for solo cello

Ikon Gallery

BCMG cellist and founding musician Ulrich Heinen performs Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Sonata for solo cello at Ikon Gallery.
Participants at Zigzag ensemble

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-18 year olds.
Participants at a Music Maze with flautist Tony Robb

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

October 2016

BCMG promotional image of composer Helen Grime and hand bowing

BCMG at Helen Grime Day

Wigmore Hall

BCMG performs as part of Wigmore Hall’s ‘Helen Grime Day’.
Participant drawing music at BCMG event

Music my Map

Weoley Castle Library

Free drop-in creative music and drawing workshops for the whole family.
Participant drawing music at BCMG event

Music my Map

South Yardley Library

Free drop-in creative music and drawing workshops for the whole family.
A Zigzag ensemble performance

Zigzag Ensemble

Trefoil House

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-18 year olds.
Participants playing at Music Maze workshop

Family Music Maze

Trefoil House

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 and an accompanying parent or carer.

November 2016

BCMG promotional image of pianist Barry Douglas with hands playing piano

Kevin Volans Spotlight

CBSO Centre

BCMG and internationally acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas premiere Volans' Piano Concerto No. 4.
A Feel the Buzz workshop led by composer Fraser Trainer

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

A day-long workshop for young composers aged 14-18 to compose music with and for professional musicians.
Participants at Zigzag ensemble

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-18 year olds.
Participants performing at Music Maze post workshop concert

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

December 2016

BCMG promotional image of Thomas Adès conducting BCMG

Sound Investment 25th Anniversary Concert

CBSO Centre

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Sound Investment scheme with a programme that would not exist without it.