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Proms 2014 Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
15:00 Sat 6 Sep 2014 Cadogan Hall
Sir Harrison Birtwistle turns 80 this summer. The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group celebrates with a performance of three of the composer’s classic early works. Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song and Meridian all explore intriguing and unfamiliar textures, but never neglect the ever-unfolding melody that is the core of all Birtwistle’s music.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle turns 80 this summer. The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group celebrates with a performance of three of the composer’s classic early works. Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song and Meridian all explore intriguing and unfamiliar textures, but never neglect the ever-unfolding melody that is the core of all Birtwistle’s music.

Programme

      • Verses for Ensembles(26 mins)
      • Dinah and Nick's Love Song(6 mins)
      • Meridian(27 mins)

About this event

Along with fellow Lancastrian composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Harrison Birtwistle celebrates his 80th birthday this year. The Proms marks the occasion with a concert from one of the UK’s leading new music ensembles, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

The group’s relationship with Birtwistle’s music is a long one, and here it performs three of the composer’s classic early works. Each explores the spatial dramatisation of music, playing aural games with the audience and exposing them to intriguing and unfamiliar textures, while never neglecting the ever-unfolding melody that is at the core of all Birtwistle’s music.

There will be no interval

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