George Lewis is an American composer and trombonist, whose innovative work in electronic and computer music, computer-based multimedia installations, and notated and improvisative forms is documented on more than 150 recordings. 

He is currently Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and has been granted numerous awards and honours. His work has been presented by orchestras and ensembles the world over, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, London Sinfonietta, Spektral Quartet, Talea Ensemble, and others, with commissions from American Composers Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Harvestworks, Ensemble Either/Or, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and many others.

For an excellent selection of Lewis's work, in most of which he performs, visit his Columbia University page: https://music.columbia.edu/bios/george-e-lewis

We are looking forward to learning more about this new work, commissioned in partnership with Das Neue Ensemble, with an anticipated premiere in early 2022.

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Support Lewis's commission today and get: 

  • Behind-the-scenes updates & priority news
  • An invitation to rehearsals & first performance reception
  • Your name in the score (£150+ Sound Investor level up)
  • Opportunity to buy a score signed by the composer

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Get closer to the music

  • Behind-the-scenes updates & priority news
  • An invitation to rehearsals & world premiere reception
  • Your name in the score (Sound Investor level up)
  • Opportunity to buy a score signed by the composer

Hear first

As a supporter you will receive behind-the-scenes updates on the piece, from the composer and BCMG.

You'll hear first about exciting developments with the music and be invited to a reception at the world premiere.

Attend rehearsals

There’s something magic about being in the room as a new piece is prepared for its first ever performance.

We’ve heard this time and again from the hundreds of supporters across the years. Rehearsals provide unparalleled access to the music. 

For £20, you'll be a Note Maker and invited to an open rehearsal. 

Sound Investors and up get to attend ALL rehearsals, including the first (many think this is the best - the music has never been heard before!).

Named in the score

For £150, you will be thanked personally in the first pages of the score. 

Whenever and wherever the piece is played again you'll be recognised for your part bringing it into existence! 

ALL supporters, at all levels, get the chance to purchase a score, signed by the composer. 

These are exclusive perusal scores available only for supporters.

Commissioners get all of this, and more – special opportunities to meet the composer and an invitation to a BCMG VIP event.



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Minimum monthly donation of £15 for 10 months.

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Benefits

All Sound Investment benefits relate to your chosen commission. Any funds raised in excess of the commission cost will go towards the cost of the performance.


Note Maker

£20 and up or minimum £5 per month*

As a Note Maker you will receive the following benefits:

  • Updates on the composer and the progress of their work
  • Invitation to one rehearsal and special reception at the premiere
  • Opportunity to purchase a signed score

Sound Investor

£150 and up or minimum £15 per month*

As a Sound Investor you will receive all the benefits of a Note Maker, plus:

  • Invitation to rehearsals of your piece
  • Thanked for support in the score
  • A signed copy of the score cover received at the premiere

Commissioner

£500 and up or minimum £50 per month*

Commissioners receive all the benefits of a Sound Investor, plus:

  • Special opportunity to meet the composer and/or performers
  • Invitation to one VIP event
  • Special season review letter from BCMG’s Artistic Director

*for a minimum of 10 months