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 10 March 2013 at 7.30pm 

CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
United Kingdom
0121 767 4050

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Baritone: Leigh Melrose

Works by American experimentalists provide the setting for the world premiere of BCMG/SAM Apprentice Composer-in-Residence Joanna Lee’s new piece for baritone and ensemble, conducted by Oliver Knussen, who has mentored Joanna through her residency.

Young composer Joanna Lee is widely regarded as a strikingly original voice in the musical world, whose music has already received glowing reviews from critics including the Telegraph’s Ivan Hewett and the Birmingham Post’s Christopher Morley.

The beginning of the 20th century saw composers in the United States begin to turn away from the European conventions on which their music had been modelled. It was in this period of change that experimentalism was born and America subsequently became, as it remains, a major source of new musical ideas for European musicians.

There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Joanna Lee, open to all ticket holders.

Joanna Lee : new work

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