Festival of Wind and Brass

Birmingham Conservatoire Festival of Wind and Brass
Date and time
21 - 22 Feb 2015 (9:00am - 6:00pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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£30 Festival Pass - Weekend
£20 Festival Pass - Saturday
£15 Festival Pass - Sunday

Booking Information

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Enjoy an incredible weekend celebrating woodwind and brass in the midst of the city’s exciting cultural centre, hosted by Birmingham Conservatoire.

Spend the whole weekend immersing yourself in workshops, performances, masterclasses, side by side rehearsals and massed ensembles for players of all ages and abilities, with the cream of British woodwind and brass players.

Brass and woodwind players will have the chance to perform alongside the amazing Superbrass and London Winds.

Friday 20

  • 19:30 A Blast from Russia – Birmingham Conservatoire Wind and Brass Ensembles and Atea Wind Quintet. Conducted by Chris Houlding, featuring Yen-Ting Wang, Piano

Saturday 21

  • 10.00 Registration – massed ensemble, all participants
  • 10.30 – 12.00 Horn Masterclass with Elspeth Dutch
  • 10.30 – 12.00 Wind Roulette! with Atea Wind Quintet (all wind players)
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Trade Village
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Jazz Workshop with Mike Lovatt, Trumpet and Andy Wood, Trombone
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunchtime Concert featuring Marie-Christine Zupancic, Principal Flute, CBSO, Jo Patton, Clarinet, CBSO and Atea Wind Quintet
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Side by Side with Superbrass
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Junior winds workshop; Flute Masterclass with Marie-Christine Zupancic; Clarinet Masterclass with Jo Patton; Breathing Class with Atea wind quintet
  • 18.30 – 20.30 Superbrass Concert

Sunday 22

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Brass Band Side by Side rehearsal with Owen Farr and Matt White
  • 10.00 – 12.00 Flute Choir; Oboe Masterclass with Jenni Phillips; Bassoon Masterclass with Ashley Myall; Introduction to the classical clarinet with Michael Harris
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Symphonic Brass Ensemble Side by Side lead by Chris Houlding with Alan Thomas, Principal Tpt, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tony Howe, Trb, CBSO and Graham Sibley, Tuba, CBSO
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Trade Village
  • 13.00 – 13.45 London Winds Concert
  • 14.30 – 16.30 Trumpet Masterclass with Alan Thomas; Trombone Masterclass with Tony Howe, CBSO; Tenor Horn Masterclass with Owen Farr; Euphonium/Baritone Masterclass with Matt White; Tuba Masterclass with Graham Sibley
  • 14.30 – 16.30 Side by side with London Winds
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Massed wind ensemble with Chris Houlding (Festival commission)
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Closing Concert – Featuring Birmingham Conservatoire Faculty Brass Ensemble, Brass Band, Flute Choir, Massed ensemble (all participants)
  • 19.00 – 21.00 CBSO Youth Orchestra Concert, Symphony Hall

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more booking at the same time, simply click 'Create a Group' on the Eventbrite page to get started.

We would like to see as many players of all ages and abilities benefit from such an amazing line up.

Please contact the Festival Manager, Richard Shrewsbury if you would like to discuss attendance at this event richard.shrewsbury@bcu.ac.uk.