CrossCurrents Festival

New music, folk, and jazz converge in a nine-day festival at the University of Birmingham.

CrossCurrents FestivalThis new festival brings together internationally acclaimed musicians and student performers, as well as some of the UK’s most respected composers. CrossCurrents presents concerts, free performances, talks and workshops,culminating in a performance by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group of a newly commissioned song cycle featuring the works of no fewer than ten composers.

A collaborative festival, CrossCurrents 2016 fosters emerging talent, merges genres, and celebrates the work of leading composers. We welcome artists and ensembles including the Hermes Ensemble (Belgium), Joel Sachs(USA), Sarah Nicolls (UK), Fidelio Trio (UK), BCMG (UK), David Ogborn (Canada) and Percy Pursglove (UK), alongside the University of Birmingham New Music Ensemble, Jazz Collective, Gamelan Ensemble, and BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre). Featured composers include Judith Weir,Cage, Feldman and Berio.

Friday 12 February

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February

Monday 15 February

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Thursday 18 February

Friday 19 February

Saturday 20 February

CrossCurrents is produced by the Department of Music at the University of Birmingham, with support from the Hinrichsen Foundation and the Henry Barber Trust.