BIRMINGHAM CONTEMPORARY MUSIC GROUP

Artistic Advisor: Sir Simon Rattle
Regular Conductors: Stefan Asbury, Daniel Harding, Elgar Howarth, Sir Simon Rattle.

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

Telephone: 0121 616 2616
Fax: 0121 616 2622

Web: http://www.bcmg.org.uk/
Email: info@bcmg.org.uk

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group was formed by players of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1987 and is now established as one of the UK's most exciting ensembles.

BCMG won the 1995 Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording with the CBSO, for its EMI recording of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony Op 9, conducted by Rattle, featuring alongside CBSO performances of Schoenberg's Erwartung and Variations. In 1993 BCMG won the Prudential Award for Music and in 1994 the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Ensemble Award.

The core of BCMG's work is the commissioning and performance of new music, now channelled though its unique Sound Investment scheme. To date the group has given around 25 world premieres of works by composers such as Sally Beamish, Mike Gibbs, David Lang, Colin Matthews, Detlev Müller-Siemens, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Judith Weir.

Future Concerts
BCMG's 96/97 season includes first performances of BCMG Sound Investment commissions from Gerard McBurney, Osvaldo Golijov and Peter Paul Nash.
Conductors and soloists include Mark Elder, Ilåkan Hardenberger, Elgar Howarth, Nicholas Kraemer, Christian Lindberg and Daniel Harding who conducts a BCMG performance in Symphony Hall of Stravinsky's Renard (a collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet) as well as Aaron Jay Kernis' Goblin Market - a previous BCMG Sound Investment success.

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