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No Houlding Bach in Germany

There is the rather unique sound of brass players getting together to perform and enjoy music making in Germany.

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  Philippe Bach (left) and Chris Houlding have been ;leading the delegates through their paces

Following the cancellation of the 2020 International Summer Brass Band Camp, a new event will take place this week led by the respected musical duo of conductor Philippe Bach and professional trombone player and educator, Chris Houlding.

New event

The new event is also being organised by the German Brass Band Association, and will be put in place by Alexander Richter, the Musical Director of Brass Band BlechKLANG, and Katrin Weber, the Director of the KLANGwelt orchestral school.

Alexander told 4BR: "Every effort has been made to ensure that our popular masterclass event can take place in a modified form and we are all delighted that Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V. can now present the Summer Brass Band Camp in Jena from the 27th to 30th August.

Alex revealed that there will be four eventful days are planned, during which there will busy rehearsals as well as leisure activities and discussions with the teachers and other musicians."

Houlding and Bach

The organisers told 4VBR that they were particularly pleased that Chris Houlding and Philippe Bach will be taking part — both of whom have worked with the Carl Zeiss Jena e.V. Brass Band Association.

Brass Band BlechKLANG has already realised a number of projects with Philippe Bach, the respected conductor of the Staatstheater Meiningen, whilst Chris Houlding participated as a lecturer at the 2018 Summer Camp.

They will be joined by a team of teachers from the KLANGwelt orchestral school.

Brass Band BlechKLANG has already realised a number of projects with Philippe Bach, the respected conductor of the Staatstheater Meiningen, whilst Chris Houlding participated as a lecturer at the 2018 Summer Camp4BR

Two ensembles

Rehearsals will be split into two ensembles (Over 16 years old and Under 16 years) with works such as 'Starburst' by Dan Price and 'A Tallis Anthem' by the Dutch composer Geert-Jan Kroon. The young participants can also look forward to working on 'Jungle Dance' by Andrea Hobson.

Alexander added: "I'm very glad we found a possibility to let this workshop take place. Without our many supporters and partners such as Besson, Denis Wick and many institutions in Jena this would not have been possible, so we thank them very much."

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