BASBWE Festival - London
This unique one-day event, under the artistic direction of Spencer Down, will showcase the best of British wind band talent and features some of the country's leading musicians, composers and ensembles. The festival, which is being held in Bromley, has attracted some of the biggest names in the wind band world including renowned clarinettist Linda Merrick and composers Philip Sparke, Martin Ellerby and Nigel Clarke.
These musicians will host a series of masterclasses and workshops throughout the day. The event will culminate in a gala performance by two of Britain's top wind bands, the Kew Wind Orchestra and XBY Concert Band.
BASBWE will also continue its proud reputation of promoting new music with at least four world premieres by composers including Peter Meechan, Andrew Keenan and Rob Davies, and also several UK premieres.