What's On Do we need a new compass? | Birmingham Do we need a new compass? 17 March 2022, 7.30pm CBSO Centre, Birmingham TICKETS Lunchtime NEXT Concert Programme Addressing the need for new directions in contemporary music, bringing our concert culture up to the tempo of global developments, and updating our international musical co-ordinates, seven young composers are answering the question, Do we need a new compass? During a time when global connectivity is both revolutionised by technology, and held back by politics and pandemic, we are determined to move into a better future together. Do we need a new compass sees 3 concerts in 3 countries, by 3 ensembles; FontanaMIX Ensemble, Das Neue Ensemble, and of course Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Featuring brand new commissions, these events will be touching and powerful for both the ensembles, and our audiences. Each ensemble has chosen two composers to write a new piece for one of the other ensembles – creating a beautiful and equal exchange between groups. During our time in Birmingham, we will also see a performance of Pierrot Lunaire by our early career NEXT musicians. Join us in a celebration of unity within the arts, and togetherness in the world. 45 artists and 15 composers from 5 countries, building tomorrow’s music together. BCMG NEXT & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Gabriella Teychenné Conductor Anna Dennis Soprano BCMG NEXT Arnold Schoenberg (1874 -1951) Pierrot Lunaire (1912) 40’ Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Valentin Vasilyevich Silvestrov (b.1937) I. Postludium DSCH 2013 Daniele Ghisi (b.1984) Black Rain UK World Premiere* Kaspar Querfurth (b.1990) cold pastoral UK World Premiere* *Commissioned by FontanaMIXensemble funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation TICKETS 10% Discount available on the door for individuals on pension credit or universal credit. Important When booking a ticket please ensure to tick your up-to-date contact preferences regardless of whether you have done this previously. Booking for this event has now closed.