Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

BCMG: Wilde Lieder Marx.Music in Birmingham

Compositions commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and winners of the Wilde Lieder Marx.Music international call for scores will be performed across two concerts in historic venues at the heart of Trier, Karl Marx’s birthplace. Works to include compositions by Robert Reid Allan (Sound Investment), Celeste Oram (Sound Investment), Sergej Newski, Frédéric Pattar, Kaspar Querfurth, Richie Wang.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
Soloist: Elizabeth Atherton

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Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

BCMG: Wilde Lieder Marx.Music in Trier

Compositions commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and winners of the Wilde Lieder Marx.Music international call for scores will be performed across two concerts in historic venues at the heart of Trier, Karl Marx’s birthplace. Works to include compositions by Robert Reid Allan (Sound Investment), Celeste Oram (Sound Investment), Sergej Newski, Frédéric Pattar, Kaspar Querfurth, Richie Wang.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
Soloist: Elizabeth Atherton

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May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Anthems for Queer Youth

What does it mean to be queer in 2018? How have societal perceptions of queerness changed, and how have these changes affected the lives of LGBTQ+ people throughout history? Does queerness have aesthetic value in itself? Is there still the need for queer art, or does this simply distract from a deeper engagement with the work? What does the future hold for the LGBTQ+ youth of today?

 

Over the course an hour, this performance explores these questions, weaving together a new large-scale vocal piece by Robert Reid Allan with older music by queer composers and writers and a specially-devised performance from Glasgow-based performance art collective Savage Parade, together tracing the history of the development of queer identities and pointing the way to a better future for queer kids to come.

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Patricia Auchterlonie, soprano

Robert Reid Allan, piano

Savage Parade

Alex Tay, projection mapping

Gareth Mattey, director

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

A Tribute to Max

Tributes to the memory of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, alongside Max's own Piano Sonata.

Robert Reid Allan - New Work
Alasdair Nicolson - Magnus IV
Sally Beamish - Mavis
Darren Bloom - Auriole
Stuart MacRae - Lento in memoriam Peter Maxwell Davies
Rolf Hind - The Dark Hug of Time
Peter Maxwell Davies - Piano Sonata

Rolf Hind, piano

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Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

New Dreams

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing new interdisciplinary work devised between students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University. This event will also be live streamed on the BBC Arts website - more details to come.

Robert Reid Allan - Three Love Songs

Alex Mackay -  Map-Makers of the Collective Unconscious (Everyone’s a Poet These Days)

Juta Pranulyte - 5 Stages of Sleep

Rory Comerford - Drag Up!

 

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