Sunday 12 September, CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Pre-Concert Event 6pm

Concert 7pm - 8.30pm

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group presents new works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Eleanor Alberga and Rebecca Saunders, including a world-premiere performance of Turnage's Concertino – written and dedicated to the brilliant clarinettist, Jon Carnac.

Join us at CBSO Centre for a celebration of Mark-Anthony Turnage's 60th Birthday, a composer who has shaped contemporary music with his confronting yet beautiful orchestral music. In the heart of Birmingham be engulfed in a soundscape of atmospheric music.

This event will also be marking a very special occasion to BCMG, we will be celebrating the opening of a season which will see founding member Ulrich Heinen’s final concerts with BCMG, which he’s done so much for. Join us for a very special Pre-Concert Event in which Ulrich will be playing a commission by Howard Skempton and we will hear from Mark-Anthony Turnage in a behind the scenes interview. 

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Thomas Kemp - Conductor
Jon Carnac - 


Pre-Concert Event

Ma Xiao-Qing - Back to the Beginning 7' 

Mark-Anthony Turnage Interview with Artistic Director Stephan Meier

Howard Skempton - Heinen Skizzen*, 5' 

Mark-Anthony Turnage This Silence, 10'
Eleanor Alberga On a Bat’s Back I do Fly, 12
Rebecca Saunders Stirrings, 16
Mark-Anthony Turnage Concertino for Clarinet and Ensemble, 17' World Premiere


Please note:

Tickets for Mark Anthony Turnage Concertino include admission to pre-concert event.

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*Commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with financial assistance from Michael Squires as part of the BCMG's Sound Investment Scheme.

Booking for this event has now closed.