Oliver Knussen's last work, O Hototogisu, a BCMG Sound Investment commission, has been nominated in the British Composers Awards 2018.

The work has been shortlisted alongside Libro di fiammelle e ombre by James Weeks and Tanz/haus : triptych 2017 by James Dillon in the category of Chamber Ensemble and is scored for solo flute, soprano and an ensemble of 22.

O Hototogisu - fragment of a Japoisme will be performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in Birmingham for the first time on 18 November. The work was made possible through the support of Sound Investors and received its world premiere at Aldeburgh Festival in 2017. The concert this month was intended to be conducted by Oliver Knussen himself - the performance will therefore be all the more poignant, as a tribute to Oliver who passed away earlier this year.

O Hototogisu will be performed by BCMG flautist Marie Christine Zupancic and soprano Claire Booth, who both gave the world and London premieres. 

Student tickets for £5 may be purchased via Student Pulse Brum
Full details and standard tickets may be found on the BCMG website