What’s On / Calendar View

Subscribe to RSS Feed Add to Calendar Download Brochure List View
Calendar View

January 2017

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.

February 2017

BCMG players rehearsing Ives' Trio

100 Years of Composing in America

St David's Hall

BCMG presents a programme exploring chamber works by some of America’s greatest composers.
Zigzag participant performing with workshop leader Ben Markland

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

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

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

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

March 2017

BCMG promotional image of composer Helen Grime and hand bowing

Oliver Knussen Conducts Grime

Wigmore Hall

BCMG premiere Helen Grime's Piano Concert alongside works by Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies.
Young audiences enjoying a Families@4 concert

Families@4

CBSO Centre

BCMG presents a relaxed, hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family.
BCMG promotional image of composer Helen Grime and hand bowing

Oliver Knussen Conducts Grime

CBSO Centre

BCMG premiere Helen Grime's Piano Concert alongside works by Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies.
Feel the Buzz participants circle activity

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

A day-long workshop for young composers aged 14-18 to compose music with and for professional musicians.
BCMG promotional image of Thomas Adès conducting BCMG

BCMG at Thomas Adès Day

Wigmore Hall

BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s Thomas Adès Day.

April 2017

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.

May 2017

In pursuit of Happiness by Dora Williams

Intricate Web – the chamber music of Liz Johnson

CBSO Centre

A concert launching Liz Johnson’s new double CD.
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.

June 2017

Young audiences participating in pre-concert activities

Families@4

CBSO Centre

BCMG presents a relaxed, hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family.
BCMG promotional image of soprano Claire Booth and BCMG oboist Melinda Maxwell

Celebrating Three Masters

CBSO Centre

BCMG closes its 16/17 season with a concert celebrating three established masters of the British contemporary scene.
Oliver Knussen

BCMG & Knussen

Aldeburgh Music Festival: Britten Studio

A world premiere from Oliver Knussen plus music by Stravinsky, Harrison Birtwistle and Jo Kondo.
Percy Pursglove

BCMG @ for-Wards

Weoley Castle Community Church

Percy Pursglove has worked with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and communities from the four wards of Birmingham’s Northfield district

July 2017

Participants at a Zigzag ensemble workshop

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

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

Music Maze

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11 inclusive.
Feel the Buzz participants group work

Feel the Buzz

CBSO Centre

A day-long workshop for young composers aged 14-18 to compose music with and for professional musicians.
Percy Pursglove

BCMG @ for-Wards

Northfield Baptist Church

Percy Pursglove has worked with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and communities from the four wards of Birmingham’s Northfield district

September 2017

Sian Edwards

BCMG@ BBC Proms

Wilton's Music Hall

The world’s oldest surviving music hall provides an atmospheric backdrop for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for A Mad King. Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with Marcus Farnsworth as soloist.
Sian Edwards

BCMG@ BBC Proms

Wilton's Music Hall

The world’s oldest surviving music hall provides an atmospheric backdrop for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for A Mad King. Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with Marcus Farnsworth as soloist.
BCMG Canal Serenade Family Workshop

Canal Serenade Family Workshop

CBSO Centre

Free workshop for families before our Canal Serenade
BCMG Canal Serenade

Canal Serenade

Birmingham Canals

A free performance celebrating Birmingham's canals - where once goods were exchanged we now exchange musical ideas.
BCMG@30

BCMG@30 Concert

CBSO Centre

A special concert celebrating thirty years of BCMG: thirty years of innovative programming, outstanding commissions and trailblazing Learning & Participation work.
BCMG Artist-in-Association Oliver Knussen

BCMG@ This is Rattle!

Oliver Knussen curates his own concert at Milton Court Concert Hall with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
BCMG Canal Serenade

Canal Serenade

Birmingham Canals

A free performance celebrating Birmingham's canals - where once goods were exchanged we now exchange musical ideas.
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. Places are free but limited. Suggested £6 donation per participant.

October 2017

Music Theatre Wales The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon - Music Theatre Wales at Birmingham Rep

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Music Theatre Wales performs The Golden Dragon by Peter Eötvös
8 Minutes

8 Minutes - Alexander Whitley Dance Company at DanceXchange

The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

8 Minutes - Alexander Whitley Dance Company at DanceXchange
Zigzag Oct.jpg

Zigzag Ensemble

Trefoil House

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-18 year olds. Places are limited and need to be booked. Suggested donation £6.
Music Maze Oct.jpg

Music Maze

Trefoil House

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8–11. Places are limited and need to be booked. Suggested donation £6.

November 2017

CCL 1.jpg

Creative Composing Lab

CBSO Centre

A day-long workshop for young composers aged 14-18 to compose music with and for professional musicians.
Teachers, Composers and Researchers discuss composition in the curriculum

Twilight CPD for KS2 teachers

CBSO Centre

FREE CPD session for KS2 teachers on how to support children’s creative music making
Music Maze Nov.jpg

Music Maze

CBSO Centre

An exciting, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8–11.
Zigzag Nov.jpg

Zigzag Ensemble

CBSO Centre

An exciting composing and improvising group for 12-18 year olds.

December 2017

Copy of Copy of Web header crop (1)-page-001.jpg

Debussy's Heirs

CBSO Centre

Discover Debussy's music and how it influenced the generations that followed, from Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail and Julian Anderson to those only just emerging today.