facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Baker enjoys Argentinian rhapsody

Brett Baker has just come back from Argentina after playing a rhapsodic role in Sante Fe low brass festival.

Brett Baker
  Brett Baker had a great musical time with delegates from all corners of the globe.

Brett Baker, has recently returned home from one of the world's leading international trombone and low brass festivals in Sante Fe, Argentina.

The University of Salford Programme Leader was involved in conducting the premier trombone choir and a number of small ensembles, leading workshops on classical solo repertoire and giving a recital of commissions, as well as showcasing the first performance in South America of Gordon Langford's 'Rhapsody for Trombone' with wind band accompaniment.

Organised by a team led by Ruben Carughi and Heini Schneebeli, Brett joined a list of renowned soloists and educators such as Massimo Peroni from Italy, Vanessa Fralick from Canada and the American quintet of Mark Kellogg, Paul Compton, Adam Frey, Catie Hickey and Jonathan Warburton. The featured composer was John Frith from the UK.

Premieres

Delegates made the trip to Argentina from all around the world, with players representing Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Venezula, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Spain, Russia and Germany enjoying lessons, workshops, concerts and recitals.

There were no less than 13 world premieres including a rhapsody by pianist and composer Michael Schneider premiered by Paul Compton. Commissions featured trombone, euphonium tuba and brass ensembles.

Delegates made the trip to Argentina from all around the world, with players representing Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Venezula, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Spain, Russia and Germany enjoying lessons, workshops, concerts and recitals4BR

Highlight

Brett told 4BR: "It was such an exhilarating week of music making — from the recitals by world class artists that simply blew the delegates away to the new music and the personal highlight of being able to perform the Langford 'Rhapsody'.

I recommend anyone that has the chance to attend to book their flights for 2018 now. It was inspirational."



French Flag

French contenders ready for National challenge

February 21 • Thirteen bands will battle for French National titles in Nantes this weekend.


Withington

Withington Course set for 10th anniversary in European City of Culture

February 21 • Allan Withington's Conducting Summer School will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Leeuwarden, the European City of Culture — and you can be a part of it...


Black Dyke uniform

History shows that Black Dyke bottled it...

February 21 • A fantastic replica uniform from the earliest days of the Black Dyke Band has come up with a colourful surprise thanks to Centre Stage Uniforms and some historical research...


nybbs

Scots look for march to mark 60th anniversary of NYBBS

February 21 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is offering a grand first prize for the young composer who can mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Band of Scotland with a cracking march...


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor