Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Formed 1987
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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1987
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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Biography (Wikipedia)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) is a British chamber ensemble based in Birmingham, England specialising in the performance of new and contemporary music. BCMG performs regularly at the CBSO Centre and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, tours nationally and worldwide and has appeared several times at the Proms in London.

Musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra formed the ensemble in 1987, with Simon Rattle as its founding patron. Since then BCMG has premiered over 150 new works and won numerous awards, including the 2004 Royal Philharmonic Society Audience Development Award, the 1995 Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording, the 1993 Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Ensemble Award, the 1993 Prudential Award for Music, and The Arts Ball 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Thomas Adès was the first music director of BCMG, from 1998 to 2000. The current artistic director of BCMG is Stephan Meier, who succeeded Stephen Newbould (artistic director 2001-2016). John Woolrich and Oliver Knussen are the current artists-in-association with BCMG.

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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Performances & Interviews


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Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Gerald Barry
What Should I Do? (The Importance of Being Earnest)
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What Should I Do? (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Benjamin Britten
The Night Mail (Title Music)
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The Night Mail (Title Music)
Oliver Knussen
Songs for Sue Op.33 - W.H. Auden
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Songs for Sue Op.33 - W.H. Auden
Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Overture)
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Wonderful Town (Overture)
Leonard Bernstein
Wrong Note Rag (Wonderful Town)
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Wrong Note Rag (Wonderful Town)
Leonard Bernstein
Overture to Wonderful Town
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Overture to Wonderful Town
Oliver Knussen
Violin Concerto, Op. 30: II. Aria
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Violin Concerto, Op. 30: II. Aria
Emily Howard
To See The Invisible
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To See The Invisible
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail
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Night Mail
Tristan Murail
Couleur de mer
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Couleur de mer
Pierre Boulez
Dérive 1
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Dérive 1
Tristan Murail
Treize couleurs du soleil couchant
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Treize couleurs du soleil couchant
Tristan Murail
Feuilles à travers les cloches
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Feuilles à travers les cloches
Erik Satie
Tombeau
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Tombeau
Julian Anderson
Tombeau
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Tombeau
Benjamin Britten
Night Mail
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Night Mail
Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Act I, A Little Bit in Love)
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Wonderful Town (Act I, A Little Bit in Love)
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Momente (Europa-­-Version)
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Momente (Europa-­-Version)

Momente (Europa-­-Version)

Ensemble
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Choruses from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire
Gerald Barry
The Importance Of Being Earnest - Act 2, extract
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The Importance Of Being Earnest - Act 2, extract
Gerald Barry
The Importance of being earnest - And this is what you call Bunburying!
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The Importance of being earnest - And this is what you call Bunburying!
Gerald Barry
Freude, schöner Götterfunken
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Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Three Screaming Popes
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Three Screaming Popes
Simon Holt
Boots of Lead
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Boots of Lead
Peter Maxwell Davies
Eight Songs for a Mad King (Proms 2017)
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Eight Songs for a Mad King (Proms 2017)
John Luther Adams
songbirdsongs: No.3 Meadowdance
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songbirdsongs: No.3 Meadowdance
George Frideric Handel
Rinaldo – 'Augelletti, che cantate' (Proms 2017)
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Rinaldo – 'Augelletti, che cantate' (Proms 2017)
Unknown
Mad Maudlin's Search for Her Tom O'Bedlam (Proms 2017)
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Mad Maudlin's Search for Her Tom O'Bedlam (Proms 2017)
Rebecca Saunders
Molly's Song 3 - Shades Of Crimson
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Molly's Song 3 - Shades Of Crimson
Olivier Messiaen
Le merle noir (Proms 2017)
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Le merle noir (Proms 2017)
John Luther Adams
songbirdsongs: No.1 Wood thrush
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songbirdsongs: No.1 Wood thrush
John Luther Adams
songbirdsongs: No.2 Morningfieldsong
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songbirdsongs: No.2 Morningfieldsong
Gerald Barry
The Importance Of Being Earnest - Act 1
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The Importance Of Being Earnest - Act 1
Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Entr'acte)
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Wonderful Town (Entr'acte)
Toru Takemitsu
Tree Line
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Tree Line
Harrison Birtwistle, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Oliver Knussen
Chorales from a Toyshop Nos 1-3 (2016-7)
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Chorales from a Toyshop Nos 1-3 (2016-7)
Harrison Birtwistle, Harrison Birtwistle & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Dear Dusty Moth (2017)
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Dear Dusty Moth (2017)

Dear Dusty Moth (2017)

Composer
Harrison Birtwistle
Performer
Harrison Birtwistle
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall
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Wilton's Music Hall
2017-09-02T07:10:33
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Sep
2017
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall
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Wilton's Music Hall
2017-09-02T07:10:33
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Sep
2017
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's Music Hall
Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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Cadogan Hall
2015-07-25T07:10:33
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Jul
2015
Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2014: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle
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Cadogan Hall
2014-09-06T07:10:33
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6
Sep
2014
Proms 2014: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: A Portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2012: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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Cadogan Hall
2012-08-18T07:10:33
18
Aug
2012

Proms 2012: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Cadogan Hall

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