Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


Pierre BoulezNotations 2, 11 & 10; La treizième (arr. J. Schöllhorn): UK premiere
Shiori UsuiOphiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.: BBC commission: world premiere
Betsy JolasWanderlied: UK premiere
Joanna LeeHammer of Solitude: BBC commission: world premiere
Pierre BoulezDérive 2


Franck Ollu – Conductor
Ulrich Heinen – cello
Hilary Summers – contralto

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

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Programme Note

French conductor Franck Ollu makes his Proms debut, directing the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in the first of two concerts celebrating composer Pierre Boulez’s 90th-birthday year. Boulez’s own Notations - written while he was still a student - sits alongside his Dérive 2, both works embedded in the ‘family tree’ of a composer whose works interconnect in ever-evolving ways.

The concert also features Wanderlied for cello and ensemble by Boulez’s French-American contemporary Betsy Jolas, as well as music by two young composers new to the Proms: Shiori Usui and Joanna Lee.

There will be no interval

Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

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