RNCM Brass Band Festival – An Online Tribute
+ Live Discussion with Brass Bands England
Sunday 31 January 2021, 2.00pm
To mark what would have been the 2021 RNCM Brass Band Festival, artistic director Paul Hindmarsh hosts an online event looking back at highlights from the Festival over the years.
Paul’s ‘curator’s choice’ audio event will be livestreamed at 2pm. We are also delighted to be able to show a memorable performance from the 2019 Festival of Wilfred Heaton’s trombone concerto with Foden’s Band and soloist Ian Bousfield.
This will be followed by a live Zoom discussion hosted by Brass Bands England and featuring special guests.
2PM – 2:45PM: AN ONLINE TRIBUTE – CURATOR’S CHOICE
Artistic Director Paul Hindmarsh presents an audio programme looking back at some Festival highlights featuring outstanding soloists and bands, great conducting and première performances.
Malcolm Arnold Little Suite No 1
RNCM Brass Band (2008)
Nicholas Childs conductor
Simon Dobson Shift (1st Movement)
RNCM Brass Band (2012)
Peter Moore trombone
Jon Malaxetxebarria conductor
Bramwell Tovey Songs from the Paradise Saloon (finale)
Foden’s Band (2015)
Mark O’Keefe trumpet
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Lucy Pankhurst Aria
Paul McGhee March
Gavin Higgins Toccata
from Diversions after Benjamin Britten
Tredegar Band (2013)
Ian Porthouse conductor
Wilfred Heaton Praise
Black Dyke Band with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army (2019)
Nicholas Childs conductor
3PM – 4:30PM: LIVE DISCUSSION WITH BRASS BANDS ENGLAND
Join us on Zoom for a discussion looking at the importance of the Festival in the brass band landscape, hosted by Kenny Crookston, Chief Executive Officer of Brass Bands England. Kenny will be joined by Paul Hindmarsh, Artistic Director of the Festival, and other special guests.
FROM 2PM: WILFRED HEATON TROMBONE CONCERTO WITH FODEN’S BAND AND IAN BOUSFIELD
This 30-minute video will be available to watch for a 24-hour window, from 2pm GMT on Sunday 31 January.
This is an online event, booking required, with the live discussion taking place over Zoom. Please book one ticket per household. Your link and password to watch the event will be included in your confirmation email.
These videos will only be available to watch for a 24-hour window, from 2pm GMT on Sunday 31 January 2021, and will not be available to watch again thereafter.
The RNCM nurtures the next generation of musical talent. However, as we are forced to remain closed to the public our financial losses are increasing daily. Please consider donating what you would have spent on a concert ticket to ensure we can keep our music playing through these challenging times. Thank you.