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George Benjamin at 50 Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7th February, Tel: 0871 663 2588 Howard Skempton Portrait Concert CBSO Centre Birmingham, 27th February, Tel: 0121 767 4050

One of the good things about Britain’s new music scene is that it isn’t in thrall to a dominant trend. Individualism and eccentricity thrive and the big institutions of new music are refreshingly open to them. Two February concerts prove the point. One, from the London Sinfonietta, is devoted to George Benjamin. This one-time wunderkind, favourite pupil…

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