Hidden Variables 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. Booking for this event has now closed.