Zigzag Ensemble is an exciting creative ensemble for participants aged 12-18, who play a musical instrument, led by composer/bassist Ben Markland alongside BCMG musicians. In the workshops participants create pieces from scratch inspired by music featured in upcoming BCMG concerts. Zigzag workshops happen eight times a year on the same day as Music Maze workshops.
Due to legal requirements regarding the performance at Town Hall and child licensing the booking will close Monday 8 January at 9am.
Don’t miss the opportunity to perform at the Town Hall stage!
January’s Zigzag will explore the idea of musical conversations between instruments inspired by the Elliott Carter piece Two Controversies and a Conversation. The piece will be performed by BCMG at 4pm at the Town Hall on the same day. Zigzag has been invited to perform at the Town Hall as a pre-concert event at 2.15pm. Parents will be asked to help support us getting children and instruments across to the Town Hall at 1.15pm. Children and parents are then invited to stay for the 4pm concert, accompanying adults will be able to buy discounted tickets for £5. The piece that Music Maze will focus on is in the first half of the concert.
Places are limited and need to be booked at bcmg.org.uk. A suggested donation of £6 will ensure that we can continue our workshop programme.
BCMG welcomes young instrumentalists from all cultural traditions.
We are offering young people the opportunity to do Arts Award Bronze through Zigzag Ensemble. BCMG staff are trained to help guide young people towards achieving their Arts Awards. Please note, attendance at BCMG workshops alone is not a guarantee of achieving the award. Click here for more information on Arts Award. For more information on BCMG’s offer, email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are limited and need to be booked. Bookings open 4 weeks before the workshop.
Suggested donation £6
For any questions regarding bookings please email email@example.com or call 0121 616 6519.
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.