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Time to say... Bocelli & Brightman

Time to say…

When people find out that both my wife, Helen and I are musicians, then find out we’re trumpet players, and then find out Helen is a professional singer, the next question usually is do we get to perform together often. Well, the answer is yes we do from time to time, in bands (wind band, brass band and occasionally orchestra if MrsQ gets time to write out the transpositions, typical brass bander…), but I rarely get the opportunity to be…

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NLSO – Celebrating British Composers

For our second concert of 2019, the North London Symphony Orchestra will be featuring works by British Composers, Bax, Walton and Vaughan-Williams. Returning to St James in Muswell hill, the orchestra under the baton of Robert Max will perform:- Tintagel: Bax Viola Concerto: Walton, to be performed by Alinka Rowe A London Symphony: Vaughan-Williams It is certainly an interesting program for brass as we have lots to do, but it is also a very musical performance. The Walton and the…

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Isle of Man Choral Society

After years of being asked and having to turn it down due to brass band competition clash, I finally am available to attend and play for my father in law, Julian Power who conducts the Isle of Man Choral Society and The Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra for their major annual concert together. I was a regular member of the Manx Sinfonia (as they were known then) when I lived on the IOM, so expecting a few familiar faces. The…

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North London Symphony Orchestra – Bizet, Korngold, Brahms

NLSO open their 2019 season in St James Church, Muswell Hill playing music by Bizet, Korngold and Brahms (third racket…) Date:    Saturday 23 March 2019Time:    7.30 pmVenue:  St James Church Muswell HillSt James LaneLondon N10 3DB Conductor: ROBERT MAX Programme: BIZET:             Carmen Suite No. 1KORNGOLD:  Violin Concerto  (Soloist: BEATRICE PHILIPS)BRAHMS:        Symphony No.3 Click here for tickets…

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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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