Summer Brass Band Concert, featuring RBC Brass Band and Tredegar Town Band, separately and together
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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RBC Brass Band
Conductors Alan Gifford, Matt Ludford King, Ian Porthouse
Dukas arr. Stephen Roberts La Peri
Phillip Sparke The Year of the Dragon
Johan de Meij Extreme Makeover
R Strauss arr. Andy Austin Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
Vaughan Williams Suite from 49th Parallel, devised by Paul Hindemarsh, transcribed by Phillip Littlemore
Phillip Wilby Zeibikikos from Euphonium Concerto - soloist David Childs
Gavin Higgins So Spoke Albion,
Jimmy Webb arr. Alan Catherall McArthur Park,
This summer concert includes three landmark pieces of the brass band repertoire. All three compositions have been used at the European Brass Band Championships.
Philip Sparke's Year of the Dragon is now considered a classic, both in the concert hall and contest field alike.
Extreme Makeover by Johan de Meij, is a virtuosic play on Tchaikovsky, pushing the players to the limits of stamina and technique and more than a little humour.
BBCNOW Composer-in-Residence, Gavin Higgins, has really made an impact on the brass band world over the last ten years. His latest major work, So Spoke Albion has been described as one of the most important additions to the band repertoire of recent times. Receiving a standing ovation at its première earlier this year at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, it is a thrilling work that has all the hallmarks of a true 'test piece' but also pushing the soundscape of the brass band in a new direction, described by a fellow leading composer as "it's like listening to Ravel for the first time!"
To top things off there is a chance to hear David Childs, widely regarded as the finest euphonium soloist of his generation.
It will be an evening of some of the finest works for brass band delivered by two fantastic ensembles that will join forces at the end of the concert to literally raise the roof.
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