Contemporary Music Group
The Contemporary Music Group usually gives two concerts each year. In recent years it has given concerts of contemporary Polish music and a 70th-birthday tribute to the American composer Steve Reich. This year continues the focus in 2007-08 on the British composer Michael Finnissy by marking the 50th birthday of Simon Holt alongside performances to celebrate the 100th birthday of the American composer Elliott Carter and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen. The CMG's second concert each year is devoted to new works by undergraduate and postgraduate student composers at Cardiff.
Concert Dates for 2012-13:
- Tuesday 11 December 2012 (University Concert Hall)
- Tuesday 26 February 2013 (University Concert Hall)
The CMG rehearses every Monday afternoon, 16.00-17.30 in the University Concert Hall in the School of Music.
All music is provided and there are no subscription fees.
The CMG is a group of great flexibility which specialises in contemporary repertoire, and positions are usually gained by audition. Non-music students are welcome. Auditions are usually held once a year in the first two weeks of the Autumn semester. Schedules are usually displayed on the notice board in the main entrance of the School of Music - so keep your eyes posted if you would like to be considered!