facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Waespi work comes out of the shadows for German premiere

A major new work from Swiss composer Oliver Waespi has just been given its German premiere.

Oliver Waespi
  Oliver Waespi's latest work has now been heard in both Switzerland and Germany.

Composer Oliver Waespi (above) has just enjoyed hearing the German premiere of his latest composition at the prestigious Grosses Haus des Staatstheaters in Meiningen.

Out of the shadows

'Aus Schatten ('Out of Shadows') — for Four Horns and Symphony Orchestra' was commissioned by the International Horn Festival in Sarnen and premiered to widespread critical acclaim earlier this year in Switzerland.

It has now been performed in Germany featuring renowned horn soloists, Lukas Christinat, Florian Abacherli, Tobias Huber and Radovan Vlatkovic, accompanied by the Meininger Hofkapelle under the baton of conductor Philippe Bach.

The concert celebrated the 500 years since the religious Reformation and also featured works by Edvard Grieg and Carl Heinrich Hubler, as well as the famous 'Symphony Nr. 5 in D minor' — Opus 107, 'Reformationssinfonie' by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

Political mystic

Oliver told 4BR: "'Aus Schatten' was composed to celebrate the 600 year anniversary of the birth of the political mystic and Patron Saint of Switzerland, Niklaus von Flue.

His thinking had a considerable impact on the spiritual, social and political reality of his time and he's considered by many as one of the precursors of the Reformation."

'Aus Schatten' was composed to celebrate the 600 year anniversary of the birth of the political mystic and Patron Saint of Switzerland, Niklaus von FlueOliver Waespi

Core ideas

He added: "The work explores von Flue's emotional and spiritual quest. In the course of the work, the musical material is mirrored, enhanced and developed by the four solo horns that create a spatial grid around the core ideas of the piece."



Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Your Logo Here

Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Cymfuna

Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

November 17 • Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales.


Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW


Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA


Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor