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Serenade for a Satellite

 08 October 2010 at 9pm 

Serenade for a Satellite

Town Hall, Birmingham
Victoria Square B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
0121 780 3333

BCMG conducted by Peter Wiegold

This short late night event follows a 7.30pm concert by the innovative Icebreaker ensemble, who will be performing a live arrangement of Brian Eno’s seminal album Apollo, alongside NASA footage. In it we revisit three highlights from our April 2010 Serenade for a Satellite concerts.

Peter Wiegold is renowned for his brilliant interpretation of Bruno Maderna’s Serenata per un Satellite, a minor classic of Italian 20th Century music, written to celebrate the launch of the ESRO 1B Boreas Satellite in 1969. Wiegold’s Mysterium – a piece that combines written and devised music with live improvisation and recordings from the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite, Sputnik – and Constellations, a collection of space-inspired movements by Param Vir – complete the programme.

This concert is part of Sounds of Space, a weekend of music, talks and events inspired by the wonders of the universe taking place in Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall. For full programme information please

Bruno Maderna : Serenata per un Satellite
Param Vir : Constellations (BCMG commission 2010)
Peter Wiegold : Mysterium (BCMG commission 2010)

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