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Exciting Music, Brilliantly Played

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Season Overview

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BCMG 2009/10 Autumn/Winter Concerts & Workshops

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BCMG Learning & Participation

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Birmingham Jazz

ABOUT BCMG Internationally acclaimed and a proud ambassador for its home city, BCMG is passionately committed to engaging audiences and participants with the most exciting classical music of our time through pioneering concerts, learning programmes, tours, media projects and audience-building initiatives.

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How to support us

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Acknowledgments

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Stay connected with BCMG

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How to find us

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Registered charity no: 1001474 Founding Patron: Sir Simon Rattle Artists-in-Association: Oliver Knussen, Peter Wiegold, John Woolrich Artistic Director: Stephen Newbould

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For copies of this brochure on cd, audio tape, in large print or by email please contact Rob Langley: rob@bcmg.org.uk / 0121 616 2619 / BCMG, CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF The front cover image is taken from ‘Los Caprichos’ (1799) a series of etchings by Goya which inspired composer Simon Holt’s Capriccio Spettrale, which BCMG will perform in the Season Launch concert on Friday 16 October at 7.30pm

Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold – this dark and brilliant Brothers Grimm tale is also a story of greed and the abuse of power, giving it a timeless relevance. Composer David Sawer has been fascinated by its themes of ritual, riddle and transformation for the best part of a decade and with the acclaimed director/designer/ conductor team of Richard Jones, Stewart Laing and Martyn Brabbins we unveil the result in November. At our double-concert season launch in October we present a clutch of new works, including a showcase for young composer Matthew Sergeant, and feature superb oboists Melinda Maxwell and Nicholas Daniel as well as Diego Masson conducting Italian 20th century masterpieces. Later in the season we collaborate with Birmingham’s innovative theatre company Stan’s Cafe for a thoughtprovoking new work by composer Michael Wolters and writer James Yarker, and join forces with the EXAUDI vocal ensemble for a Howard Skempton portrait concert, including a largescale new work for BCMG’s viola soloist Chris Yates. Oliver Knussen pairs two recent works by striking young composers Helen Grime and Luke Bedford with three 50 year-old pieces announcing the arrival of Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Alexander Goehr. Peter Wiegold directs our annual Family Concerts, with new and recent music by Param Vir and Judith Weir, and our Families@4 series provides more opportunities for young listeners to enter the many worlds of new music. Our Learning

and Participation programme offers a range of additional projects which you can find out about in this brochure. Looking to the future, we give you the chance this October to hear about a new opera by Luke Bedford in mid-creation. As ever we welcome the unique excitement of BEAST’s explorations in electronic sound to our concert hall, and as a complement to this we host Ikon Gallery’s presentation of a stunning audiovisual concert by leading Japanese electronic sound-sculptor Ryoji Ikeda. Finally, we guide you to Birmingham Jazz’s superb programme of contemporary jazz events across the year. You can find out more in these pages, and keep up to date with BCMG via our website, with our recently launched BCMGTV Youtube channel, audiocasts, Facebook Fan page, Twitter group and Flickr photo space all increasing the interactivity and accessibility of BCMG news and events. I and the BCMG team look forward to welcoming you this season.

Stephen Newbould BCMG Artistic Director This Autumn/Winter brochure gives a brief overview of all BCMG’s activity in Birmingham during 2009/10 with detailed information on those events during October to December.


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SEASON OVERVIEW BCMG AT CBSO CENTRE, BIRMINGHAM Here is a complete look at all of BCMG’s activities at CBSO Centre in Birmingham during the 2009/10 season. More details follow in this brochure for those events during the Autumn/Winter period. For further information visit: www.bcmg.org.uk

CONCERTS, TALKS & INSIGHTS

HOWARD SKEMPTON PORTRAIT CONCERT

WORKSHOPS

BCMG 2009/10 SEASON LAUNCH

BCMG & EXAUDI conducted by James Weeks Sat 27 February, 7.30pm The strangely simple and fascinating world of Howard Skempton finds space for a brilliant new composer – Charlie Usher. There will be a pre-concert talk with Howard Skempton and Charlie Usher at 6.30pm.

MUSIC MAZE

2 concerts, 1 evening – includes 5 premieres, 3 Sound Investment commissions Friday 16 October, 6.30pm and 7.30pm The first of two concerts this evening focuses on the music of Matthew Sergeant – BCMG/ Sound and Music’s Apprentice Composer-inResidence. The second concert of the evening - Italian light in autumn: instrumental songs by two Italian masters set off new pieces by BCMG regulars with Italian connections. There will be a post-concert discussion with four of the evening’s composers.

INSIGHT EVENT – BCMG AND THE OPERA GROUP Tuesday 20 October 2009, 6.30pm An early insight into work-in-progress: Luke Bedford and Glyn Maxwell’s new opera based on Paradise Lost, which will premiere in early summer 2011.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN A grotesque fable for our times World Premiere Performances Saturday 14 November 2009, 6pm & 8pm The thrilling Brothers Grimm tale of greed and come-uppance, with its age-old themes of transformation, ritual and revelation, told as you’ve never heard it before through dance, action and music alone.

RYOJI IKEDA - DATAMATICS [VER.2.0] Presented by Ikon, hosted by BCMG Tuesday 24 November 2009, 8.45pm Ikon presents an audiovisual concert by Ryoji Ikeda. See back cover for more details.

BCMG CONDUCTED BY OLIVER KNUSSEN Monday 25 January, 7.30pm Revisit the ‘Manchester composers’– Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Alexander Goehr—and hear two of the newest British voices, Helen Grime and Luke Bedford. There will be a pre-concert talk with Helen Grime at 6.30pm.

BEAST – SONIC FINGERPRINTS Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March 2010 – various times BEAST celebrates the 20th anniversary of the world’s leading acousmatic music label, empreintes DIGITALes (Montreal), with a weekend of events including music by current and former BEAST members and by other British and UK-based composers who feature among the 100+ discs in its catalogue .

BCMG FAMILY CONCERTS Sunday 18 April 2010, 1.30 & 2.30pm 2 performances BCMG’s annual multi-media Family Concerts return, featuring Musicians Wrestle Everywhere by Judith Weir - a musical landscape of the streets around Elephant and Castle in London.

BCMG & Stan’s Cafe Families@4 May, date and venue TBC A bite-sized interactive concert for our family audiences looking at the music of BCMG’s collaboration with Stan’s Cafe – best suited for children 7 yrs and above.

BCMG & Stan’s Cafe May, date and venue TBC BCMG and leading theatre company Stan’s Cafe collaborate for the first time… To find out what they’ll come up with, you’ll just have to turn up!

Creative music workshops for 8–11 year olds linked to BCMG concerts. These free workshops will be held on the following dates. Sunday 4 October 2009, 10am – 2.30pm Saturday 7 November 2009, 9.30am – 2pm Sunday 13 December 2009, 10am – 2.30pm Sunday 10 January 2010, 10am – 2.30pm Sunday 7 February 2010, 10am – 2.30pm Further 2010 dates to be announced.

ZIGZAG ENSEMBLE Composing and improvising ensemble for 12 – 15 year olds. These free workshops will be held on the following dates. Sunday 4 October 2009, 10am – 2.30pm Saturday 7 November 2009, 9.30am – 2pm Sunday 13 December 2009, 10am – 2.30pm Sunday 10 January 2010, 10am – 2.30pm Sunday 7 February 2010, 10am – 2.30pm Further 2010 dates to be announced.

FEEL THE BUZZ Composing/improvising workshop for 14-18 year olds. These two free connected workshops will be held on the following dates: Sunday 18 October, 10am – 4pm Sunday 1 November, 10am – 6pm Places for all workshops must be booked in advance by calling: 0121 616 2616 or online: www.bcmg.org.uk


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BCMG 2009/10 AUTUMN/WINTER CONCERTS & WORKSHOPS SEASON LAUNCH – 2 CONCERTS, 1 EVENING, 1 TICKET CBSO Centre, Birmingham, Friday 16 October – 6.30pm & 7.30pm Includes 5 premieres, 3 Sound Investment commissions Tickets In advance: £14 full price / £8 conc / £5 under 16s On the door: £15 full price / £9 conc / £6 under 16s (available from 1.5 hours before concert at CBSO Centre) Ticket line: 0121 767 4050

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SPOTLIGHT ON MATTHEW SERGEANT

BCMG WITH DIEGO MASSON

Conductor: Peter Wiegold Oboe: Melinda Maxwell* Cello: Elaine Ackers** Programme Matthew Sergeant listening to a still small voice (Premiere)* Matthew Sergeant: heard weeping under the boughs of hemlock trees** Matthew Sergeant: the temples at ogden and provo (Premiere)* First, we showcase young composer Matthew Sergeant, with a trio of works produced during his year as Apprentice Composer-in-Residence with BCMG, a project run in partnership with Sound and Music. Oboist Melinda Maxwell is the still small voice weaving a freely improvised line amongst changing landscapes, and is soloist in the premiere of the temples at ogden and provo, born of Sergeant’s fascination with ritual and the implications of placing similar objects in different contexts. Elaine Ackers plays a solo cello miniature inspired by one of Jose Luis Borges’ sublime imaginary beings, The Squonk. The BCMG/Sound and Music Apprentice Composer-in-Residence scheme is generously supported by The Leverhulme Trust

Conductor: Diego Masson Oboe: Nicholas Daniel* Programme Simon Holt: Capriccio Spettrale (revised version: BCMG Sound Investment commission 2009) Franco Donatoni: Cloches Richard Causton: Chamber Symphony (Premiere – BCMG Sound Investment commission 2009) Bruno Maderna: Oboe Concerto No1* Vic Hoyland: Hey presto!... moon – f lower – bat (Premiere – BCMG Sound Investment commission 2009) This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 Three new pieces from longstanding friends of BCMG, all with Italian connections, are set off by sparkling inventions by two late-20thcentury Italian masters. Bruno Maderna was a generous-spirited ally of his contemporaries Berio, Nono, Boulez and Stockhausen, and a fascinating composer himself. He had a special feeling for the oboe, and Nicholas Daniel is the perfect artist to realize the lyricism and drama he found in the instrument. Franco Donatoni’s music, more crisp and witty, is equally brilliant, and his Cloches is a showstopper. Simon Holt is giving second life to a nightscape after Goya, he first composed more than 20 years ago: Capriccio Spettrale. Richard Causton’s new piece is for piano and ensemble. Vic Hoyland, whose music often has Italian sun and architecture in it, wraps the evening up. There will be a post-concert discussion with Matthew Sergeant, Vic Hoyland, Simon Holt and Richard Causton open to all ticket holders, lasting approx 45 minutes.

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MUSIC MAZE

ZIGZAG ENSEMBLE

CREATIVE MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR 8 –11 YEAR OLDS

CREATIVE MUSIC-MAKING FOR 12 –15 YEAR OLDS

CBSO Centre, Birmingham, Sunday 4 October, 10am – 2.30pm FREE event In October’s Music Maze the young people will explore the idea of opposing bits of music having a tug of war, inspired by Richard Causton’s Chamber Symphony in which the percussionists, playing on scrap metal, dramatically ambush the rest of the ensemble. Participants receive a free ticket and a concessionary one for a parent/guardian to come to BCMG’s 16 October concert.

CBSO Centre, Birmingham, Sunday 4 October, 10am – 2.30pm FREE event Led by composer Sid Peacock, the workshop explores composing and improvising within an ensemble. Young people need to be able to play a musical instrument and read a little bit of music notation. Young people taking part receive free tickets for BCMG concerts.

Places must be booked in advance either through the BCMG website or by calling 0121 616 2616. Booking opens 3 weeks before each workshop. For further information see pages 8 & 9.

INSIGHT BCMG & THE OPERA GROUP CBSO Centre, Birmingham, Tuesday 20 October 2009, 6.30pm, FREE event

Simon Holt

Bruno Maderna

Luke Bedford

Glyn Maxwell

In the summer of 2011 BCMG and The Opera Group will unveil a new opera by composer Luke Bedford and librettist Glyn Maxwell, re-imagining Milton’s epic creation myth Paradise Lost for an age of environmental decay. In this special INSIGHT event, we invite you to catch this major project in mid-flight, hearing from composer, librettist and director John Fulljames, with a taste of work-in-progress. This is a free event lasting approximately one hour. To reserve your place simply call: 0121 616 2616 or visit: www.bcmg.org.uk Richard Causton

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RUMPELSTILTSKIN A GROTESQUE FABLE FOR OUR TIMES World Premiere Performances CBSO Centre, Birmingham – Saturday 14 November 2009, 6pm & 8pm This performance lasts approx 65 minutes Music: David Sawer Director: Richard Jones Designer: Stewart Laing Conductor: Martyn Brabbins Birmingham Contemporary Music Group 6 dancers

A miller boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Three times the king demands she does so, promising marriage. If she fails her life is forfeit. Three times she despairs until Rumpelstiltskin appears, spinning straw into gold in exchange for a gift. The third time the girl promises her first-born child to Rumpelstiltskin, should she be queen. A year later, the new queen bears a child and Rumpelstiltskin arrives for his fee. He will only relent if within three days the queen can guess his name…

Tickets: In advance: £14 full price / £8 conc / £5 under 16s On the door: £15 full price / £9 conc / £6 under 16s (available from 1.5 hours before concert at CBSO Centre) Ticket line: 0121 767 4050

A gripping parable of greed and the use and abuse of power, this timeless Brothers Grimm tale is told through dance, action and music alone. Composer David Sawer’s fascination with puzzles and riddles delivers a score of glittering brilliance and rhythmic energy to express the story’s themes of transformation, ritual and revelation. Known for their verve and wit, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Richard Jones (director) and Stewart Laing (designer) create a tableau of moving pictures to bring Rumpelstiltskin to thrilling new life. Rumpelstiltskin re-unites composer, director

Rumpelstiltskin is commissioned through BCMG’s Sound Investment Scheme.

and designer of Skin Deep (Opera North) and From Morning to Midnight (ENO). Composer David Sawer has written music for the BBC Proms, for plays by Edward Bond and Nick Dear, and songs for David Harrower’s adaptation of Brecht’s The Good Soul of Szechuan. Richard Jones and Stewart Laing have directed and designed opera and theatre in the West End (ENO, Royal Opera House, National Theatre), for the RSC, in New York (Titanic/Broadway – 5 Tony Awards, All’s Well that Ends Well/New York Shakespeare Festival) and throughout Europe, winning a host of awards. Da

BCMG is grateful to the following for their generous support:

Joint Commissioning Scheme

The Garrick Charitable Trust and Jeremy Lindon


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FEEL THE BUZZ COMPOSING / IMPROVISING WORKSHOP FOR 14 –18 YEAR OLDS

David Sawer

CBSO Centre, Birmingham Sunday 18 October, 10am – 4pm Sunday 1 November, 10am – 4pm FREE event Feel the Buzz is a partnership project with Birmingham Music Service for 14 – 18 year olds led by composer Duncan Chapman and BCMG musicians. There will be two days of workshops and participants must be able to attend both days. BCMG welcomes musicians from all cultural traditions. There will be a FREE performance of the young people’s work at 5pm, open to everyone.

Feel the Buzz will give participants: • a fun environment to make music with other young people • new ways to get started composing • new ways to develop your musical ideas • amazing professional musicians to create music with • ideas for GCSE/A level composing

MUSIC MAZE

ZIGZAG ENSEMBLE

CREATIVE MUSIC WORKSHOP FOR 8 –11 YEAR OLDS.

CREATIVE MUSIC-MAKING FOR 12 –15 YEAR OLDS

CBSO Centre, Birmingham Saturday 7 November, 9.30am FREE event In November’s Music Maze the young people will create music for the story of Rumpelstiltskin, linked to BCMG’s world premiere performances on Saturday 14 November. Participants receive a free ticket and a concessionary one for a parent/guardian to come to the performances.

CBSO Centre, Birmingham Saturday 7 November, 9.30am FREE event Led by composer Sid Peacock, the workshop explores composing and improvising within an ensemble. Young people need to be able to play a musical instrument and read a little bit of music notation. Young people taking part receive free tickets for BCMG concerts.

Places must be booked in advance either through the BCMG website or by calling 0121 616 2616. Booking opens 3 weeks before each workshop.

Places must be booked in advance either through the BCMG website or by calling 0121 616 2616. Booking opens 3 weeks before each workshop. For further information see pages 8 & 9.


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BCMG LEARNING & PARTICIPATION BCMG is passionate about involving people of all ages in the performance and creation of new music. At the heart of the learning programme are six strands: • Young people and non-professionals as composers • Young people and non-professionals as performers of contemporary classical music • Commissioning music for young and non-professional musicians • Young people as active listeners • Deepening the understanding of the music BCMG performs • Research and development Projects take place in schools, in higher education, in the community and at CBSO Centre, and are run by BCMG musicians, workshop leaders, composers and conductors of the highest calibre. The programme has an excellent reputation for innovative projects which often blur the edges between learning and professional

music-making. BCMG is committed to nurturing reflective practice, and to forming long-term partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. We now have a full programme of out-ofschool hours composing and creative musicmaking workshops throughout the year for young people, as you will see in this brochure. In April 2010 we present our annual series of Schools and Family Concerts at CBSO Centre. This year’s concerts will feature Musicians Wrestle Everywhere by Judith Weir which paints a musical landscape of streets around Elephant and Castle in London. Running alongside the concerts will be a series of primary school workshops ‘Schools Concerts Plus’ for Years 5 and 6. Throughout the 2009-2010 Season BCMG will be part of an exciting city-wide Music Partnership Project funded by the DCSF. This new project, entitled Banded About, will see BCMG working with the CBSO, Birmingham Jazz, Town Hall/Symphony Hall, Sound it Out Community Music and Birmingham Music

Service. Each organisation will work with a cluster of secondary and primary schools to create and support creative music-making opportunities for young people. An immediate hit when we launched it in Spring 2009, Families@4 is a new series of hourlong interactive and informal performances presenting music from our evening concerts for young and family listeners. We continue to build our relationship with The University of Birmingham as Ensemblein-Association and with Birmingham Conservatoire providing student composer workshops, composer and player seminars, performance opportunities and coaching. For more information about these projects and ways to become involved please contact Nancy Evans, Learning Manager or Naomi Wellings, Learning Officer on 0121 616 2616 or email nancy@bcmg.org.uk or naomi@bcmg.org.uk


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BCMG BCMG welcomes people of all ages to its concerts. For our youngest audience members we offer specially designed programmes, front row seats and an interval reception with free juice and biscuits. All young people involved in BCMG projects are offered free tickets to our concerts.

Birmingham Jazz runs a year-round programme of concerts at various venues in Birmingham, from concert halls to club venues such as The Rainbow Pub. Birmingham Jazz has built an international reputation for the quality of its programming, commissioning and education work, and for building a significant and loyal following for the best of contemporary jazz in Birmingham. Birmingham Jazz has had a long and fruitful relationship with BCMG, sharing venues and some marketing for each other’s concerts. The two organisations have set up a number of joint commissions bringing together contemporary jazz and classical music, notably with Mark-Anthony Turnage, Mike Gibbs, David Lang and Dave Douglas. In its CBSO Centre programme for 2009/10 Birmingham Jazz will be presenting six concerts in the autumn and four in early 2010, opening with one of the most interesting young British bands Empirical playing music composed and inspired by Eric Dolphy on Friday 18th September.

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MORE ABOUT MUSIC MAZE

MORE ABOUT ZIGZAG

Music Maze is a series of eight creative, participatory workshops that take place on Sundays throughout the year at CBSO Centre led by composer Liz Johnson and BCMG’s Learning and Participation Manager Nancy Evans. The workshops link to music from BCMG’s concerts and other music groups BCMG promotes. All young people are welcome whether you can play a musical instrument or not and each workshop culminates in a performance for parents and family. Children who attend the workshops receive a free ticket and a concessionary one for a parent/guardian to come to the linked BCMG concert, with front row seats, specially designed children’s programmes and a special reception for children in the interval. For dates of all Music Maze workshops please see the season overview on page 3.

The Zigzag Ensemble is a series of eight workshops that take place on Sundays throughout the year at CBSO Centre. Led by composer Sid Peacock, the workshops explore composing and improvising within an ensemble. Young people need to be able to play a musical instrument and read a little bit of music notation. Young people taking part receive free tickets for BCMG concerts. For dates of all Zigzag workshops please see the season overview on page 3.

Other concerts include: Saturday 17th October 8pm Tord Gustavsen Quartet, an amazing Norwegian group led by Tord on piano that plays beautiful, gentle but intense music. Saturday 7th November 8pm Portico Quartet, a young British quartet nominated for the Mercury Music Award in 2008 and who have built up a strong following.

For details on Birmingham Jazz see www.birminghamjazz.co.uk tickets are available at Symphony Hall Box Office 0121-767-4050 and online at www.thsh.co.uk or via the BJ website


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HOW TO SUPPORT US SOUND INVESTMENT SHARE IN MUSIC’S FUTURE BCMG’s prime mission is to commission new works from the most exciting composers of our time. Join the family of Sound Investors and share the thrill of bringing a new piece of music into the world. I feel so strongly that new music should be supported and all this wonderful work given oxygen. This is an affordable and rewarding way I can help ensure these works of art reach completion and receive the exposure they deserve. Peter Marsh, Sound Investor Sound Investment is a friendly scheme open to everyone. As a Sound Investor you can: • Support the creation of new music • Attend rehearsals and premieres • Meet composers and performers • Have your name listed in the new work’s score The amount of money we need to raise for each new piece of music is divided into Sound Units of £150 each. We have a range of easyto-pay methods available, including online payments and direct debit instalments from £15 per month.

David Sawer

MarkAnthony Turnage

Dave Douglas

Harrison Birtwistle

Selected Sound Investment Commissions 1992 – 2012

Luke Bedford

Judith Weir

Helen Grime David Lang

Colin Matthews

Thank you to the Sound Investors who are generously supporting the new commissions by Richard Causton, Vic Hoyland, Simon Holt, David Sawer, Charlie Usher and Michael Wolters this season!

BCMG FOUNDATION BUILDING THE FUTURE OF MUSIC

LEAVING A LEGACY

I love BCMG for its breath-taking performances, its commitment to new music, and most of all, for its ambition. Stephen Saltaire, BCMG Chair and member of the BCMG Foundation

Remembering BCMG’s work in your will is a special way to enable music to flourish in the future. A legacy to BCMG means that future generations will have the chance to create and enjoy the most exciting contemporary music of their time.

The BCMG Foundation exists to help us realise our vision for the future. As a Foundation member you can choose to support BCMG’s work as a whole or a specific area such as: • Ground-breaking learning programmes • Inspiring new performance projects • Ambitious national and international tours • Innovative schemes for reaching new audiences Foundation members are invited to special events with our artists and performers during the year. Your donation can start from £250 per year.

During this season the BCMG Foundation needs your help with: Families@4 performances; our collaboration with Stan’s Cafe theatre company for I See With My Eyes Closed; our national tour of David Sawer’s Rumpelstiltskin; and our audience-building work.

BCMG is a registered charity, no 1001474.

Thank you to the BCMG Foundation members currently supporting our work: Core Supporters Elisabeth Al-Khalifa, Anonymous, John Christophers, The Holst Foundation, Maurice and Sheila Millward, Stephen Saltaire Project Supporters Kiaran Asthana, Alan Cook, Anne P Fletcher, Bernard Samuels, Pamela Williams

To find out more about how you can support us please contact GwendolynTietze on 0121 616 2616 email gwendolyn@bcmg.org.uk or register your interest using the form opposite.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Many of our projects would not be possible without the generous support of our organisational partners, statutory funders, and grants from charitable trust and foundations. Our particular thanks for supporting us in 2009/10 goes to:

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