Recognised as one of the most demanding and imaginative ensembles on the international scene, in 2015 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performs a programme containing works by British composers Oliver Knussen, Tansy Davies, Simon Holt and Harrison Birtwistle at the internationally acclaimed Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico.
The concert also featuring premieres of works commissioned by the Festival by Mexican composers Alejandro Castaños and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez.
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia Dances
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez: GPS (World premiere / ECF commission)
Tansy Davies: Nature * (BCMG Sound Investment commission 2012)
Harrison Birtwistle: Fantasia upon all the notes
Oliver Knussen: Songs without Voices
Simon Holt: Lilith (BCMG commission 1990)
Alejandro Castaños: Détours (World premiere / ECF commission)
Conductor: Christian Karlsen
Piano: Huw Watkins *