A4 Brass Quartet19:30 on Tuesday, 18th February 2020
Jamie Smith – cornet/flugelhorn
Jonathan Bates – tenor horn
Michael Cavanagh – baritone horn
Chris Robertson – euphonium
|SMETANA||Overture to ‘The Bartered Bride’|
|BARTÓK||Six Romanian Folk Dances|
|OVERHEAD||5 Miniatures: 3rd & 5th movements|
|J.S. BACH||Fugue in G minor|
|SANDSTRÖM||Sang till Lotta|
|TOVEY||Street Songs: 2nd, 3rd & 4th movements|
|ARBAN||Carnival of Venice|
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