To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
  • Language

Murmurs

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2LF
Murmurs

About

Thursday 21 March 2019, 7.30pm
CBSO Centre, Birmingham

As the world grows closer together, our lives become ever more entwined. Borders between different cultures blur, broadening our understanding of the world - and the society we live in. Incorporating a musical instrument from a different musical tradition is just one way composers have reacted to our increasingly borderfree world - and so we invite Wu Wei, one of the world's best players of the Chinese instrument, the Sheng, to join us. He will perform the world premiere of a specially-commissioned Sheng Concerto by Korean-born BCMG Apprentice Composer in Residence, Donghoon Shin.


The concert opens with Rebecca Saunders' setting of Molly Bloom's monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses which triumphantly finished the work without stop or pause, and has become a cultural hallmark mirroring modern life: dissolving the borders between thought and reality in a stream of consciousness. Rebecca Saunders has spent her career in search of a true musical equivalent of experience, and we close the concert with her evocative 2009 work, Murmurs.


Wu Wei Sheng
Julien Leroy Conductor

Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967) CRIMSON - Molly's Song 1 (1995), 24′
Donghoon Shin (b. 1983) Sheng Concerto (2019)WP BCMG , 15′
Jia Guoping (b.1963) The Wind Sounds in the Sky (2002), 11′
Rebecca Saunders murmurs (2009), 28′

BCMG BCMG Commission WP World Premiere

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£15.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Tel: 0121 616 2616

Add Murmurs to your Itinerary

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Follow Us

What's nearby

  1. Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting at BBC Birmingham!

    0.14 miles away
  2. Here's a blog we wrote about Everyman Cinema...

    If you’ve been fortunate enough to read...

    0.2 miles away
  1. Designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the Library houses Birmingham’s world-class...

    0.28 miles away
  2. Be transported into an amazing underwater world at The National SEA LIFE Centre! Located...

    0.29 miles away
  3. The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a world of colour, creativity and fun for children aged...

    0.32 miles away
  4. Discover Birmingham’s Canals and it’s Industrial Heritage on one of Sherborne...

    0.36 miles away
  5. The New Alexandra Theatre, is an exquisite Edwardian auditorium staging a rich mix of...

    0.38 miles away
  6. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade...

    0.39 miles away
  7. Birmingham's newest, award-winning independent museum The Coffin Works is a truly unique...

    0.42 miles away
  8. The Old Rep is a theatre run by and for young people offering a year-round programme of...

    0.44 miles away
  9. O2 Academy Birmingham has been home to some of the greatest legendary music performances...

    0.44 miles away
  10. Half a million people agree; Birmingham’s flagship theatre is the nation’s favourite too....

    0.47 miles away
  11. The Crescent is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies, operating from a purpose...

    0.48 miles away
  12. As you pass down the entry and step into the courtyard, you enter what was formerly one...

    0.53 miles away
  13. This crazy golf bar and restaurant takes adventure golf to “hole” new dimension... Find...

    0.54 miles away
Previous Next
WestMidlands

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss