Claire Booth soprano
Marie-Christine Zupancic flute
Timothy Lines clarinet
Malcolm Wilson piano
Laurence Jackson violin / viola
Ulrich Heinen cello
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performs two classics of 20th-century music - Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, premiered 100 years ago, in which the moonstruck naïf of Albert Giraud’s poems half-speaks, half-sings of love, religion, violence and homesickness; and Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time), a piece that with its grandly singing lines and gently ringing chords stops time with each performance.
BCMG is the Department of Music’s Ensemble in Association, working with its staff and student composers in workshop settings.
Tickets in advance: £14, £8 concessions, £5 under 16s
On the door: £16 full price, £10 concessions, £6 under 16s