At the end of 2018, BCMG will give the Birmingham premiere of Oliver Knussen’s RPS Award shortlisted O Hototogisu - fragment of a japonisme at CBSO Centre. To celebrate this good news, we have re-opened this commission for support.

Scored for large ensemble, flautist Marie-Christine Zupancic and soprano Claire Booth, O Hototogisu sets selected haiku of the Japanese poet Hiroshige to music inspired by the call of the hototogisu, or lesser-spotted cuckoo, a bird of symbolic significance in Japanese art and culture.

Performances

BCMG will give the Birmingham premiere of O Hototogisu at CBSO Centre on 18 November 2018. 

For more information and to book tickets click here.


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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:

  • Subscription to BCMG e-news and Sound Investment e-news
  • 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