Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2024


An international platform to create, perform, explore and celebrate contemporary music together.

Introduction

The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event, bringing together music makers of all experiences and backgrounds. With dozens of events occurring throughout the UK and beyond and also online, participants involved have opportunities to premiere commissioned works, engage in side-by-side opportunities alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops, talks and concerts. As a grassroots expression of music making, the Festival provides opportunities for unique artistic experiences as widely as possible, opening a culture of musical participation in contemporary music making.

The 2024 Festival will take place from 1-24 March. Explore all of the events via the tab above:

You can read about previous Festivals in 2022, 2020, 2018 and 2016.

What is CoMA Festival?

Check out the video's below showcasing highlights from previous festivals

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CoMA is grateful to Arts Council of England, Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation, Foyle Foundation Chalk Cliff Trust and the Vaughan Williams Foundation for their support of the 2024 Festival and Commissioning Programme.

Commissions for the 2024 Festival have additionally been supported by Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music, in partnership with the SACEM, the Friends of the French Institute Trust, the British Council, the Institut français, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Centre National de la Musique, Creative Scotland and the Salabert Fondation.

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Side by Side: Nonesuch Orchestra

Concert

Sunday, 10th March 2024

St Peter’s Church, Southfield Road, London W4 1BB

A concert by the Nonesuch Orchestra and students from Twyford CofE Academies Trust schools

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Torbay Symphony CoMA 2024 Festival Concert Series – Totnes

Concert

Sunday, 10th March 2024

St John’s, Totnes

A Totnes based concert filled with 20th century works

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CoMA Glasgow presents Magmunoselia

Concert

Tuesday, 12th March 2024

Online

CoMA Glasgow's Festival event on 12th March will be a livestream performance of a new score workshopped by our nonclassical artist-in-residence Harry Gorski-Brown.

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CoMA Sussex concert with BHASVIC

Workshop

Saturday, 16th March 2024

Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK

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CoMA Festival in Gateshead

Workshops & Concerts

Sunday, 17th March 2024

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Saint Mary's Square, Gateshead, UK

Interested in exploring some new music, working with inspiring musicians and meeting fellow local music lovers?

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KEMS Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble Open Play Day

Workshops & Concerts

Sunday, 17th March 2024

St Peter's Church, Windmill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7HS

KEMS Contemporary invites instrumentalists to join them for a workshop and performance of Sound Scape

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CoMA East Midlands presents ‘All at Sea’

Concert

Sunday, 17th March 2024

Kingswood Methodist Church, Lambourne Drive, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 1GR

'All at Sea', A concert of new music by the East Midlands CoMA Ensemble.

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CoMA Bristol presents ‘New Horizons’

Workshop

Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Victoria Rooms, 88 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA

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CoMA Sheffield – Playing What’s Not There

Workshop

Saturday, 23rd March 2024

St. Andrew’s Church, Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RQ

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CoMA Workshop at Splendor, Amsterdam

Workshop

Saturday, 23rd March 2024

Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam

Join us for a workshop led by renowned Conductor Lucas Vis, followed by a joint concert.

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