Festival of Contemporary Music for All

A weekend of participation in new music for musicians of all ages and abilities.

26 concerts, 29 workshops, 6 workshop with performances
02/03/2018–04/03/2018

About

The Festival will take place over the weekend of 2-4 March 2018.

Please follow the links on the map for details of what is happening in some of the locations.

Partners

National and international Festival partners include British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), British Council,  CoMA, Edition Peters, Faber Music, Making Music, Music Mark, NMC Recordings, Nonclassical, Sound and Music.

Funders

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Kevos perform Berio Folk Songs

Concert
Truro

03/03/2018 7:30 pm
Burrell Theatre, Truro School, Trennick Lane, TR1 1TH

The Riot Ensemble

Concert
Chichester

03/03/2018 8:00 pm
The Chapel, University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE
This first collaborative concert of the weekend alongside the festival’s resident professional ensemble with music by Louis Andriessen and Drew Baker

I am Swimming

Workshop
Birmingham

03/03/2018 8:00 pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham B1 2LF
Come and hear BCMG musicians and The People’s Orchestra to perform CoMA commissions

Open Score Composers

Workshop
London

04/03/2018 10:00 am
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
Join with members of the CoMA London Ensemble to play pieces specially written by composers studying at Trinity Laban. Led by Gregory Rose and Andrew Toovey.

Festival Partsongs C

Workshop with Performance
London

04/03/2018 10:00 am
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
Friendly, informal session exploring the range of sounds the human voice can make, expanding ideas of what ‘singing’ is and what ‘songs’ are! Led by Janet Oates and leading to an evening performance.

Conducting Contemporary Music

Workshop
Truro

04/03/2018 10:00 am
The Annexe, Truro High School for Girls
A free practical session for conductors and music leaders of amateur and youth groups with Patrick Bailey.

A day of workshops

Workshop
Gateshead

04/03/2018 10:30 am
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead NE8 2JR
A day of workshops for instrumentalists, singers, Electronic Artists & the Digtally Curious and Composers.

CoMA Sussex

Concert
Chichester

04/03/2018 1:00 pm
The Chapel, University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE
This Brighton-based crew, led by their celebrated new director Steve Dummer, presents a wild, weird and wonderful programme including Tease by Sophya Polevaya and Curious Sunset by Robert Laidlow.

Come and Play/Sing Workshop

Workshop
Belfast

04/03/2018 2:00 pm
2-4 University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NH
Hard Rain Conductor Sinead Hayes will lead workshop sessions with players of all abilities, featuring music by contemporary composers Jonathan Harvey and Michael Finnissy.

Evensong

Concert
Truro

04/03/2018 4:00 pm
Featuring contemporary music for worship by Christopher Gray and Robert Sharpe, Judith Bingham and a rare performance of a work by Jonathan Seers, a British composer based in Germany.