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 22 April 2007 at 7:30pm 

BCMG The Series

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

United Kingdom

Conductor: ILAN VOLKOV
Live Electronics: Lamberto Coccioli and Jonathan Green # (UCE Birmingham Conservatoire)

The season ends with Ilan Volkov conducting more Webern — songs this time — no doubt from a different perspective. Barbara Hannigan sings these and also the crazy, dazzling solo part in Mysteries of the Macabre, an operatic excerpt by the much lamented György Ligeti. Of the three newer pieces, all BCMG Sound Investment commissions, Benedict Mason’s Nodding Trilliums and Curve-Lined Angles is an exuberant cavalcade of machines and dances, while Edward Rushton’s Palace, similarly bold, builds a structure of bravery and display for wind soloists with percussion group and three pianos. The greatly talented Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud, whose music has already been featured here, brings a new work with live electronics. (Paul Griffiths)

Come early at 6.30pm for a FREE pre-concert talk with Johannes Maria Staud

Ticket Hotline: 0121 767 4050
On-line booking:

Edward Rushton : Palace
Johannes Maria Staud : New work
Anton Webern : Five Canons on Latin Texts op. 16
Anton Webern : Three Traditional Rhymes op. 17
Anton Webern : Three Songs op. 18
Bendict Mason : Nodding Trilliums and Curve-Lined Angles
Gyorgy Ligeti : Mysteries of the Macabre

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