French conductor Franck Ollu makes his Proms debut, directing Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in a concert celebrating composer Pierre Boulez’s 90th-birthday year.
Boulez’s own Notations – written while he was still a student – sits alongside his Dérive 2, both works embedded in the ‘family tree’ of a composer whose works interconnect in ever-evolving ways.
The concert also features the UK premiere of Wanderlied for cello and ensemble by Boulez’s French-American contemporary Betsy Jolas, as well as World premieres by two young composers new to the Proms – Shiori Usui and Joanna Lee – both former BCMG/SaM Apprentice Composer-in-Residents.
Pierre Boulez: Notations 2, 11 & 10, arr. for ensemble by Johannes Schöllhorn (UK premiere)
Johannes Schöllhorn: La treizième (UK premiere)
Shiori Usui: Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l. (World premiere / BBC commission)
Betsy Jolas: Wanderlied ~ (UK premiere)
Joanna Lee: Hammer of Solitude * (World premiere / BBC commission)
Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2
Conductor: Franck Ollu
Contralto: Hilary Summers *
Cello: Ulrich Heinen ~
Centre Gallery: £10
Day Seats: £5.00
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