Surge in Spring is in its fourth year and once again we are excited to present a kaleidoscopic day of music, art and dance for you. Surge is a contemporary jazz, roots and folk Orchestra that collaborates with musicians from all genres and cultures, and our festival presents our work alongside other musicians we love. We are especially excited this year to welcome the Chuanju Opera Troupe all the way from Chongqing, China who will be in residence with Surge Orchestra to create brand new music and collaborations. 

Surge is presented in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre and we are grateful to be working with local Birmingham promoters and curators again including Celebrating Sanctuary, Tony-Dudley Evans and Room Art who have all curated and sponsored individual events to create an even more diverse and exciting programme. 

Thank you to all the organisations, funders and musicians involved and especially to everyone who has come to enjoy and support the music! 


Sid Peacock

Artistic Director and Composer 

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