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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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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The Battle of the Somme Lewisham Broadway Theatre

On Friday 30th September the Lewisham Local History and Archive centre will be presenting the iconic 1916 silent film The Battle of the Somme with live orchestra playing a modern score in the Broadway Theatre, Lewisham. This event is being presented as part of the Somme100 FILM project to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme.  The film will be accompanied by The Angel Orchestra conducted by Peter Fender.  I am really excited to be part of this…

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Recording Session for Helen Power’s Debut Album

On Saturday 27th I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio to record some trumpet lines for Mrs Q’s debut album.  After much delaying, Helen has finally got around to kicking off this project big time.  I am not going to spoil anything by revealing much about the album content, that wouldn’t be fair, you can probably guess if you know Mrs Q’s vocals, that they will be impeccable, and there will be a fair chunk of…

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Into Space with City of London Symphonic Winds

This concert is set to be out of this world… sorry, couldn’t resist.  The final concert in City of London Symphonic Winds, “Into Space” season will feature music with an interstellar theme.  Conducted by David Smith, the program will include Philip Sparke’s Music of the Spheres, Nigel Clarke’s Gagarin, excerpts from Gustav Holst’s The Planets suite plus music from science-fiction films including Star Trek and ET.   When Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:30pm – All Ages Where St. Sepulchre (map) Holborn Viaduct London…

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I Maestri present: A Summers Evening with Dvořák at Highgate Reformed Church

The Orchestra and Conductors of I Maestri present a Bohemian Summers Evening with an all Dvořák programme of musical delight; full of energetic and jubilant festive sounds, melodic riches of love and beauty, turbulence and drama, just as you would expect from a typical night out!? Concert Programme: Antonín Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 Soloists: Thomas Gregory – Cello Conductors: Stacey Richard Watton and Rachael…

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Swing into Summer with City of London Symphonic Winds

For their 2nd concert of 2015, the City of London Symphonic Winds gives an exciting recital at St. Silas, London. Under the baton of conductor David Smith, the ensemble presents a selection of music with a jazz theme.   Gershwin! – arr. Warren Barker It’s About Time – Dave Brubeck arr. Charles Sayre Marianne – Martin Bunch Jazz Suite No. 2 – Shostakovich A Weekend in New York – Philip Sparke A Tribute to the Count Basie Orchestra – arr.…

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