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HOMEPAGE MAY 1st 2019

















Happy Spring to everyone, and my hopes that 2019 will be a great year, musically, socially and politically.

As an antidote to Brexit, I took off for The University of Georgia in Athens to conduct a string orchestra in an all British programme and both of their major wind ensembles in Hesketh and Gorb. Incredible standard. We had a marvellous holiday with an average temperature of 80, and some great concerts.

15 April Wind Symphony Masque Hesketh
18 April String Orchestra
Chaconne Purcell/Britten
Eclogue Finzi
Simple Symphony Britten
Elegy Howells
Introduction and Allegro Elgar

23 April Wind Ensemble Bohemian Revelry Gorb

In June I return to Senzuko Gakuen Green Tie Band, Tokyo

PROGRAMME Tuesday 25th June

Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale
Grainger Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
Ito That which He taught us (Ryohei Izumi, baritone)
Hesketh Danceries 2
Gorb Dances from Crete

ENCORES

Ito Solo una Volta, March or Nippon Hey
Alarcon TIM a British Paso Doble or La Lira del Pozuela



Tim

NEWS

THE PATH TO HEAVEN

An opera by Adam Gorb & Ben Kaye

For voices and wind ensemble – browse below for link to world premiere, conducted by Mark Heron

https://www.tpth.org/video2/ Video of the premiere

WASBE CONFERENCE

10th – 13th JULY 2019 at BUNOL, Spain

Browse on the link below for more information

wasbeconference2019.com

Why not take a five day holiday on the coast and then attend the magnificent International Band Contest in Valencia, 38 kilometres to the East of Bunol

CIBM BAND CONTEST

18th – 21st JULY 2019 in VALENCIA, Spain

To give you an idea of the range of repertoire and the expertise of the bands at the world’s greatest Festival of Band Music, browse on the link below to see and hear 48 works from the 2018 Contest.

CIBM 2018

RECENT AND UPCOMING WORLD PREMIERES

LUXEMBOURG

Browse below for performance of Schattengänge by Marco Pütz

https://youtu.be/Pg2hsMAVnsU Blaserphilharmonie Aachen

Schattengänge was composed in early 2018 on behalf of the German Music Council. The piece will be a compulsory piece in the German Orchestra Competition in 2020 as well as in the preliminary competitions 2019.

The composer writes:
As the German Orchestra Competition takes place in the Beethoven year 2020 (250th birthday of the great composer), the composition will have a "strong connection to Beethoven". The 2nd movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony served as a template for the composition. I would call my work a musical attempt on this famous set of symphonies. The musical spectrum ranges from quotes about thematic / harmonic alienation (the shadows in which I move) to some freely composed additions.

Published by Bronsheim Music, Netherlands (http://www.bronsheim.nl)

UK ISLE OF MAN

3rd July 2018 Five Manx Romances by Martin Ellerby played by Isle of Man Wind Orchestra

The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra (IoMWO) is celebrated its 20th anniversary in style on the 3rd of July with a gala concert at St Ninian's Church in Douglas. The concert featured the world premiere of a new composition which is inspired by the Isle of Man. Dr Ellerby visited the island several times and found inspiration in its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The result is "Five Manx Romances", an exhilarating musical journey through the history, landscapes and landmarks of Manannan's Isle.

PENNSYLVANIA FEBRUARY 9 & 26

PENN STATE SCHOOL OF MUSIC WIND ENSEMBLE/DENNIS GLOCKE

February 9 February 26, Carter Pann Double Concerto for Saxophone and Clarinet

Soloists David Stambler and Tony Costa

CBDNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE TEMPE ARIZONA

Feb 20 Texas Christian Kevin Day/Concerto for Euphonium and WE

Feb 20 Texas Christian Paul Dooley/Manifestos

Feb 20 Louisiana SU Wind Ensemble Michael Daugherty/Songs from a Silent Land

Feb 21 West Chester University Adam Silverman/Speaking Truth to Power

Feb 21 Illinois Wind Symphony Steven Bryant/Pendulum

Feb 22 University of Hartford Gilda Lyons/La flor mas linda

Feb 22 Arizona State University Steven Bryant/The Automatic Earth

Feb 22 Arizona State John Mackey/Places we can no longer go

MINNESOTA MARCH 10

ISRAEL IN MINNESOTA

WORLD PREMIERE of NIGUN PROPHECY by David Avshalomov – davidavshalomov.com/

St Mary’s University Concert band conducted by the composer, browse below:

https://youtu.be/YHyLeb8fEh4

Nigun Prophecy was written by award-winning American composer David Avshalomov as part of the Kaplan Commission Project. The Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation gave Saint Mary’s a significant financial gift 20 years ago for the purpose of building a Jewish-Christian dialogue and providing means for students to directly interact with Jewish religion and culture

AUSTRALIA MARCH 29

Leunig’s Prayer Book by Jodie Blackshaw

The work is based on four prayers by Michael Leunig which depict the seasons, but are an allegory for the trials and joy of life.

John Lynch and the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony will première the work on Friday, March 29 in Verbrugghen Hall at 7.00pm.

TEXAS MARCH 24 AND 28

THREE PREMIERES GIVEN BY THE BARCELONA CLARINET PLAYERS

March 24 Luis Serrano Pas de Quatre Meyerson Symphonic centre, Dallas
March 28 Salvador Brotons Clarinet Quartet Concertino

Jesus Santandreu Bklueprints UNT Wind Symphony, Denton

Rehearsing ‘Pas de Quatre’ by Alarcon Music with Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Eugene Corporon https://www.facebook.com/bcnclarinetplayers/videos/333978267249140/

First concert in the USA!!! It was an incredible experience to play at the Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center!! We would like to thank the Lone Star Wind Orchestra team, its brilliant musicians and all the sponsors who made this project possible. Also the wonderful audience who joined us. And finally, Maestro Eugene Corporon. We are so proud an honoured to play with him.

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra featured the Barcelona Clarinet Players in a terrific concert at the Meyerson.

REVIEW OF CONCERT IN DALLAS

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs
published Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dallas — The Lone Star Wind Orchestra always delivers thoughtful concerts that are carefully programmed. This concert featured some very unusual soloists, the Barcelona Clarinet Players. There isn’t a way to describe the astounding performance: musically, technically and visually. The quartet is made up of Manuel Martinez (clarinet), Alejandro Castillo (low clarinet), Javier Vilaplana (soprano clarinet), and Martí Guastev (Basset horn).

In addition to some mind-blowing clarinet playing, the four musicians put on quite a show with interactions with each other, movements, and sometimes even dancing. They even changed costumes for the second piece—from concert black to a fancy white Spanish traditional shirt.

……Next was the world premiere of Pas de Quatre. The name is a ballet term for dancers, but here the dancers are replaced by the soloist clarinets. It is by Luis Serrano Alarcón. Born in 1971, he was one of a number of living composers on the program.

Like the piece before it, this also is a work made up of distinctive sections. There is even an appearance of some big band music, which eventually dies away but leaves traces of jazz behind. The four clarinetists delivered some amazing technical fireworks and Corporon was right with them through one tempo after another filled with cross rhythms.

LONDON APRIL 6

World premiere of VORTEX by LEO GEYER https://www.leogeyer.co.uk/

Symphonic Wind Orchestra of North London, 7.30pm, St Luke’s, Kentish Town

ILLINOIS APRIL 10

CANADIAN BRASS in a new concerto for brass quintet and Wind Ensemble by Dana Wilson entitled Qintessence.

PAS DE QUATRE by LUIS SERRANO ALARCON BUNOL 13TH JULY

European premiere

Pas de quatre (literally, "step of four") is a French term used to identify ballet dance for four people. The choice of the title, and its relationship with the ballet, denotes a particular interest of the composer for its choreographic nature, which is improved by treating the quartet of clarinets as a unique polyphonic instrument. This quality gives the soloists the possibility of unifying the gestures through the interpretation, giving the music a visual power that reinforces the concertante style of the work. Pas de Quatre has been commissioned by Barcelona Clarinet Players. It will fearure in the WASBE concert by Unión Musical Santa Cecilia de Villar del Arzobispo, conducted by Tim Reynish.

www.unionmusicaldevillar.com/

ALABAMA NOVEMBER 19

Concerto for Euphonium & Wind Ensemble/Kevin Day

University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Tuscaloosa, AL Kevin Day

Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, Conductor Demondrae Thurman, soloist; we heard the first movement of this concerto at CBDNA played by Thurman with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony, tremendously impressive tour de force for a young composer.