A showcase performance of the awesome Ernest Tomlinson 'Cornet Concerto' by Philip Cobb will be the centrepiece of this Sunday's (19th January — 7.00pm) Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 'Brass Fest' event.
World class artists
The LSO Principal Trumpet player will be one of a number of world class artists featured throughout Sunday and Monday (20th), with Philip joined by the likes of Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic as well as fellow LSO brass section principal, Peter Moore on trombone.
Also on show will be Onyx Brass, Connaught Brass, Tim Jackson, Alan Thomas, Graham Sibley, plus the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band who will accompany Philip in his performance of a work that was first performed by the legendary Maurice Murphy at the Royal Albert Hall in 1974.
And plenty Moore
The Sunday evening concert will see Philip joined by Peter Moore who will showcase another iconic work — Gordon Langford's 'Rhapsody for Trombone', whilst the band under the direction of Ian Porthouse will open with 'Intrada: Ein' Feste Burg' with two of the Conservatoire's most promising students sharing the performance of Peter Graham's 'Baritone Concerto'.
Ian told 4BR that Philip's visit for a rehearsal on the piece has already created a huge buzz amongst his students. "It's not often you see jaws fall to the floor, but this was one of them,"he said.
"What a player. I know the Tomlinson piece very well from my days as player, but Philip handles it so easily and with such panache.
This is a great opportunity for brass band players to come hear one of the world's great brass musicians perform — and you get Peter Moore on brilliant form as well for the price of ticket! If you are anywhere near Birmingham, book a ticket and come along — it is sure to be a memorable night."
In addition to the concert, a 1 day pass ticket will also enable listeners to enjoy a 'Side by Side' masterclass directed by Ian Porthouse and featuring Peter Moore; a Q&A session with Sarah Willis, a lunchtime recital by Connaught Brass, a choice of afternoon masterclasses with Philip, Sarah, Peter, Alan Thomas and Graham Sibley and a massed blow event.
This is a great opportunity for brass band players to come hear one of the world's great brass musicians perform — and you get Peter Moore on brilliant form as well for the price of ticket! Ian Porthouse
More information: www.bcu.ac.uk/brassfest20
Festival Pass £25 (two days)
1 Day Pass £15
Under 18s free with a paying adult
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR
Box Office 0121 331 5909 or www.bcu.ac.uk/concerts