A4 Brass Quartet

19:30 on Tuesday, 18th February 2020

Jamie Smith – cornet/flugelhorn
Jonathan Bates – tenor horn
Michael Cavanagh – baritone horn
Chris Robertson – euphonium

BATES Toccata 5
SMETANA Overture to ‘The Bartered Bride’
DEBUSSY Deuxième Arabesque
BRUCKNER Locus Iste
GOEDICKE Concert Etude
BARTÓK Six Romanian Folk Dances
McCUNNIE Just Cause
OVERHEAD 5 Miniatures: 3rd & 5th movements
J.S. BACH Fugue in G minor
SANDSTRÖM Sang till Lotta
DOSS Moskito
DESMOND Take Five
SATO Mae-e (Forward)
TOVEY Street Songs: 2nd, 3rd & 4th movements
ARBAN Carnival of Venice
MENDELSSOHN Saltarello

Formed at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music in 2013, A4 Brass comprises principal players from some of the UK’s top brass bands. The Quartet has a unique blend of instruments, creating an exclusive sound that stands out from the norm, so they have actively developed their repertoire, commissioning new music as well composing and arranging music themselves. Royal Overseas League Chamber Music winners and City Music Foundation artists in 2018, they have become the first brass ensemble to be awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Henderson Chamber Music prize. A4 Brass have performed live on ITV and BBC Radio 3 and, in 2016, released their first CD ‘Mists of the Mountain’. In 2018 they became Honorary Associate Artists of the RNCM.

This concert is generously sponsored by Legal Records.

Photo credit: Ilkka Karppanen