Join us in the intimate setting of the Arena Foyer for an interesting and informative lecture on the life and works of Delius, presented by Lyndon Jenkins, former Chairman of the Delius Trust. Tickets available on the door.
Talk on Britten and Ireland, by Howard Skempton and Bruce Phillips as part of the Leamington Music Festival Weekend.
The composer himself narrates his latest score and we can expect another sell–out after his brilliant, previous works for Music in the Round, Giddy Goat, The Lion Who wanted to Love and The Chimpanzees of Happytown. Based on the book by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Korky Paul and published by Puffin, Penguin Books.
Ensemble 360 with Paul Rissmann
Music by Paul Rissmann
Designed for children of seven upwards, here's a wonderful opportunity in an interactive and energetic one hour concert to get to know about the key brass instruments and hear about the music the group plays, from fanfares to jazz and songs from the shows, plus some extracts from the afternoon concert.
Based on the popular book by Satoshi Kitamura with music by Luke Bedford plus a menagerie of other bird inspired music by Mozart, Saint–Saëns, Messiaen and Haydn, played by the six musicians appearing in the afternoon concert. With image projections and plenty of interaction..
Ensemble 360 with Polly Ives, narrator.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Richard Baker
Piano: Nicolas Hodges
Duncan Chapman: new work for electronics (BCMG commission / world premiere)
Judith Weir: Musicians Wrestle Everywhere * (BCMG Sound Investment commission 1995)
BCMG/SAM Apprentice Composer-in-Residence: new work * (BCMG commission / world premiere)
Julian Anderson: Scherzo (with Trains)
Olivier Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques
This fun, bite-sized and interactive concert for young people and their families will explore the heavenly music of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time and extracts from one of the 20th century’s most important compositions, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.
Get close up to the music and musicians in this informal and relaxed performance. Come early and take part in activities in the foyer.
Best suited to children aged 7+
Performances will last around one hour
A Carducci Quartet Family Concert is never dull!
Come and be bowled over by fresh new sounds and
opportunities to take part.
Suitable for age 5+