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Festival Music with City of London Symphonic Winds

For the final concert of the 2018 season, CLSW have engaged Paul Archibald as MD.  I played under Paul for the last few years at Regent Brass and am very much looking forward to this series of rehearsals and forthcoming concert. Again, the repertoire is a mix of music that I’m familiar with from the Brass Band world, and music new to me. Concert Program: Gregson – Festivio Grainger/Wilson – British Waterside Grainger/Wilson – The Cutting of the Hay Ellerby…

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Iconic Music for Winds – City of London Symphonic Winds

City of London Symphonic Winds start their 2018 season with a program of music titled “Iconic Music for Winds”.   There is a change of MD for 2018 this year with Alan Duguid taking the baton for the first concert of the year, David Smith having stepped down in style after Novembers performance of Nigel Clarke’s “A Richer Dust”.  I know Alan for a number of years, having previously being MD at Regent Brass. The feature picture above was taken at…

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Corinthian Chamber Orchestra – St Martin in the Fields

For my first concert of 2018 I have been asked to play with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra.  I played with them in December 2016 ago as a very last minute 3rd Trumpet in Sibelius 2, which was a really good concert. For this concert, I’m only involved in the one work, the Stravinsky Dances Concertantes. Corinthian Chamber Orchestra St Martin-in-the-Fields  

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NLSO – Dvorak, Bruckner and Beethoven

For the second concert of 2017 with North London Symphony Orchestra, we are delighted to present a programme including Bruckner’s dramatic 4th Symphony (Romantic), Dvorak’s sublimely melodic Violin Concerto (featuring soloist Mathilde Milwidsky, described by Maxim Vengerov as “an exceptional talent”), and Beethoven’s triumphal overture to “Fidelio”. Details & Programme: 7:30pm* Saturday 8th July 2017 St James Church, St James Lane, Muswell Hill, N10 3DB BEETHOVEN: Overture to “Fidelio” DVORAK: Violin Concerto (Soloist: Mathilde Milwidsky) BRUCKNER: Symphony no. 4 Conductor:…

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Green and Pleasant Lands with City of London Symphonic Winds

City of London Symphonic Winds present a concert of music with a theme “Green and Pleasant Lands” at St Silas Church , Penton Street, London N1 9UL.  Under the baton of MD David Smith, the band will play repertoire that illustrates or portrays the Green and Pleasant land that of Great Britain. Programme: Hoddinott – Welsh Airs & Dances Patterson – Lead, Kindly Light Hesketh – Diaghilev Dances Vaughan Williams – Flourish Jackson – Passacaglia Vaughan Williams – Linden Lea Ireland – Downland Suite…

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North London Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

The North London Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2017 will be held on 1 April, where we are delighted to present a performance including Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with internationally-renowned soloist Roger Chase. 7:30pm Saturday 1st April 2017 United Reformed Church, Palmers Green, N13 4AL J STRAUSS: Overture “The Gypsy Baron” STRAVINSKY: Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy (Soloist: Roger Chase) Conductor: Robert Max Book now Tickets can also be obtained, subject to availability, at the door…

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Regent Brass – Pre-Contest Performance Lawrence Hall UWL

Regent Brass team up with their sister band Regent Community band to take the opportunity to run through their respective set test pieces for the forthcoming London & Southern Counties regional Brass Band contest.  Under the baton of Nick Thompson the band will perform the set test, Land of the Long White Cloud by Philip Sparke.  Regular band Musical Director Paul Archibald will take the helm for a performance of Malcolm Arnold’s Suite for Brass.  Regent Community Band, conducted by…

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Bar Musical Society – Childrens Concert

The Bar Musical Society present a Children’s Concert in Middle Temple Hall where Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Ravel’s Mother Goose suite will be performed.  The concert, conducted by Nikolas Clarke will be narrated by Sir Richard Stilgoe.  Audience are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the concert. Venue & Tickets: Sunday 20th November, Midday. Concert Tickets £10 for adults, free for children (more details here)  

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NLSO Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony

The North London Symphony Orchestra under conductor Ben Glassberg return to the URC Church in Palmer’s Green to bring a concert featuring works by two giants of Russian Music.  Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, first performed in 1878 it sometimes is receives the nickname “Fatum” or “Fate”! As a trumpet player, this is one of the more exciting symphonies to play, in particular the opening movement fanfares where it is said that Tchaikovsky unleashes the musical equivalent of lightning bolts: two short…

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Out of the Ashes Epiphoni Consort

Out of the Ashes – Epiphoni Consort – Islington Proms

A programme of music and readings marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Part of the Islington Proms season.  The programme features music by Morley, Byrd, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, Bainton, Bairstow and Parry.  Excerpts from the diary entries of Samuel Pepys and poetry extracts from Dryden and others.  The singers will be joined by The Epiphoni Players in orchestrated arrangements of works by Purcell, Mozart, Haydn and Parry, including the latter’s I Was Glad. 7:30 pm, Saturday,…

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