Wednesday 24 June 2020 7:30PM

Cancelled: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Geoffrey Paterson conductor; Alice Rossi soprano; Peter Eötvös conductor*

Saunders, Illean, Eötvös, Kishino and Birtwistle


Cancelled Concert
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.


  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Geoffrey Paterson conductor
  • Alice Rossi soprano
  • Peter Eötvös conductor*

One of the UK’s leading contemporary ensembles introduces a new work by Peter Eötvös, co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall, and adds the London première of a recent work by Birtwistle. In this unusual programme, the Kishino features water used as percussion.

  • Rebecca Saunders (b.1967)
        • Stirrings Still
  • Lisa Illean (b.1983)
        • Cantor
  • Peter Eötvös (b.1944)
        • Secret Kiss* (world première of English language version) [1]
  • Interval
  • Malika Kishino (b.1971)
        • Aqua vitae
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)
        • ...when falling asleep (London première)
        • The Woman and the Hare
  1. Co-commissioned by Gageego Ensemble Gothenburg, Casa da Música - Porto, Plural Ensemble Madrid, Okamura & Company, Inc., Musikfabrik Cologne, MÜPA Budapest, Wigmore Hall and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as part of BCMG’s Sound Investment Scheme