Frontiers Series

Date and time
06 Mar 2016 (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
To be announced.

£10 (£8) advance day ticket
£15 (£12) on the door or as individually priced

Booking Information

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This is your chance to hear bite-size chunks of adventurous music to whet your appetite for what lies ahead in this year’s festival.

With exclusive performances and surprises along the way, this is the perfect introduction to Frontiers.

Brass Frontiers
£4 on the door

Conservatoire Brass directed by Chris Houlding

Tom Harrold Icebreaker
Chris Houlding Masque
Mark Anthony Turnage Set To

Experience the resonant sounds of brass instruments with a Frontiers twist. Hear three very exciting and contrasting works for brass dectet and percussion.

Opener Icebreaker, by young Scottish composer Tom Harrold, will raise the roof of the Adrian Boult Hall followed by Masque, composed by Head of Brass Chris Houlding, loosely based on themes from Purcell’s Dioclesian.

To conclude, experience Mark Anthony Turnage’s iconic Set To, a Bacchanal written for London Brass in 1992.

Flatpack Presents
£4 on the door

Enjoy a short taster screening for Flatpack 2016, featuring a handpicked selection of short films from their Optical Sound programme. 

See early kaleidoscopic visual music films, a short documentary on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance video, and some of the most weird and wonderful music promos from the last twelve months.

For the full Flatpack programme visit the flatpack festival website

Pas de deaux
£4 on the door

This piano duet is influenced by Béla Bartók’s piano works. There are four continuously performed movements drawing upon elements taken from Chinese folk music.

Considering the two pianos as two ballet dancers, composer Fang Fang explores music bderived from rural regions of China.