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

Additional notes

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