Friday 3 March 2017 7:30PM

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Huw Watkins; Oliver Knussen

Helen Grime, Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies

Booking information

  • £5 tickets are available to this concert for Under 35s. More Information
  • All 2016/17 concerts in the Contemporary series are now open for booking.
  • Duration

    This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


    Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

    • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
    • Huw Watkins piano
    • Oliver Knussen conductor

    Helen Grime’s first commission as Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence, conceived as a vehicle for her husband Huw Watkins, occupies the heart of a programme hallmarked by musical interplay and dialogue.

    Oliver Knussen and BCMG gave the première of Grime’s A Cold Spring in 2009 and present its three movements in tandem with Elliott Carter’s Triple Duo, written in 1982 for three pairs of instruments.

    • Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence is supported by The Marchus Trust
    • Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
          • Canon for 4 - Homage to William
    • Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
          • Dérive 1
    • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)
          • Unbroken Circle Op. 115
    • Helen Grime (b.1981)
          • Piano Concerto (world première) [1]
    • Interval
    • Helen Grime
          • A Cold Spring
    • Elliott Carter
          • Triple Duo
    1. Co-commissioned by BCMG’s Sound Investment scheme, and by Wigmore Hall with the generous support of The Marchus Trust

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