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Sat 22 Apr 2017 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Spring concert
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ELGAR HOWARTH Mosaic
EDWARD GREGSON Symphony in Two Movements
JOHN IRELAND Elegy from 'A Downland Suite'
DENIS WRIGHT Concerto for Cornet
GAVIN HIGGINS Dark Arteries – Suite (world premiere)
BRAMWELL TOVEY Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret
JOSEPH TURRIN Fandango
JOSEPH HOROVITZ Ballet for Band
LUCY PANKHURST Wired

National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Philip Cobb trumpet
Peter Moore trombone

The 80-strong National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB), conducted by Bramwell Tovey, the Grammy award-winning conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, performs a diverse programme of works for brass band.

The concert will feature Philip Cobb (LSO principal trumpet), a former NYBB principal cornet, and Peter Moore ( LSO principal trombone), who was a founding member of the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain, the sister band to the NYBB. The soloists will perform Denis Wright's Concerto for Cornet, Bramwell Tovey's Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret (trombone) and Joseph Turrin's Fandango (trumpet and trombone.)

The programme will feature the world premiere of Gavin Higgins' concert suite of his award-winning Dark Arteries ballet music, originally commissioned for the Rambert Dance Company in 2015. Other music will include Lucy Pankhurst's Wired, Joseph Horovitz's Ballet for Band and Edward Gregson's Symphony In Two Movements, as well as substantial works by Elgar Howarth, John Ireland and Bramwell Tovey.

Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £27
£5 under-18s & students

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Pre-concert talk
Barbican Hall 6.15pm, free entry
Brass band conductor Richard Evans in conversation

 

Part of the 2016/17 season