Pathways and Places

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Tour Dates

  • 8 – 9 March 2015
    CBSO Centre, Birmingham

This was the third family concert Birmingham Contemporary Music Group invited us to ‘animate’. The Pathways and Places programme comprised:

Path to Othona by Simon Bainbridge.
Dark Ground by Tansy Davies.
In Situ by Edmund Finnis.
Runes from a Holy Island by Peter Maxwell Davies.
Music to go by Betsy Jolas.
Six Journeys to Stillness by Duncan Chapman (world Premiere/BCMG commission
The theme of the concert was music inspired by places and journeys.


Theatrical elements commissioned by: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Conducted by: Christopher Austin
Music performed by: Marie-Christine Zupancic, Mark O’Brien, Mark Philips, Julian Warburton, Joby Burgess, Malcolm Wilson, Celine Saout, Katie Stillman, Gabriel Dyker, Christopher Yates, Ulrich Heinen, Julian Atkinson.
Tech for Flute recordings: Aidan Maier

BCMG Artistic Director Stephen Newbould
BCMG General Manager Jackie Newbould
BCMG Marketing Manager Tim Rushby
BCMG Learning Manager Nancy Evans

Text and Direction: James Yarker
Devised and Performed by: Chris Dugrenier
Photographic Sequences: Paul Gaffney
Archive Postcard Images:Library of Birmingham
Assistant Director: Michelle Worthington
Lighting: Mick Diver
Photo Credits: Robert Day
Projection Help: Acquis Media
Stan’s Cafe Administration: Rowena Wilding

Paul Gaffney’s Path to Othona series commissioned by GRAIN, Library of Birmingham and Stan’s Cafe
With thanks to: Nicola Shipley and Pete James