Friday 3 March 2017 7:30PM

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Huw Watkins; Oliver Knussen

Helen Grime, Carter, Boulez and Maxwell Davies


  • 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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