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Foden’s Band – RNCM International Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January 2024, 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall


Six of the world’s leading brass brands, twelve world premières, nine outstanding soloists, plus the next generation of brass musicians – we can’t wait to welcome you to The RNCM International Brass Band Festival this January. View the full festival line-up.

Foden's BandA bold fanfare marks the beginning of Malcom Arnold’s Fantasy for Brass Band in an innovative programme that is bookended with brass band classics.  In between, Foden’s Band add premières by Hungarian composer Kámea Németh and Argentinian composer Ignacio Freijo. They offer Eastern sonorities in Dorothy Gates’ Hope and upbeat dancing rhythms in Ragtimes & Habeneras.

The band also welcome ‘The Voice of Tenor Horn’ Sheona White to depict a spellbinding musical dream in Kevin Houben’s Legend of a Giant.

Malcolm Arnold Fantasy for Brass Band
Kevin Houben Legend of a Giant (world première of version for tenor horn)*
Dorothy Gates Hope
Ignacio Freijo Allpamenta (UK première)
Kámea Németh Pest Is Where the Noise Is At (world première)
Hans Werner Henze Ragtimes & Habeneras
Percy Fletcher Epic Symphony

Michael Fowles conductor
Sheona White tenor horn*
Foden’s Band


£9 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£18 + £1 Booking Fee

Festival Discount:

Automatically receive a 10% discount when you purchase tickets to 3 or more RNCM International Brass Band Festival events (excluding free events). Please note that this discount only applies when booking events as part of a single transaction. A maximum booking fee of £3 applies to all transactions.

This event will include a 20-minute interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm.

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Friday 26 January 2024, 7.30pm - Tickets from £10