Regent Brass to Unveil Diverse Contemporary Repertoire in London Concert

Regent Brass is set to dazzle audiences with a groundbreaking concert titled ‘New Horizons’ at St Saviour’s Church in Pimlico, London, on Sunday, July 7th, at 7.00 pm. The event promises to be a forward-thinking exploration of contemporary works for brass band, featuring a lineup of music that celebrates diversity and innovation.

Originally envisioned as ‘Tributes and Dedications’ in 2023, the concert underwent a transformation, evolving into ‘New Horizons’ with the addition of fresh compositions. The program boasts a diverse array of music, ranging from the raw sounds of HK Gruber’s ‘Demilitarised Zones’ to the evocative dances of Hanz Werner Henze’s ‘Ragtimes and Habaneras’.

World Premieres and Recent Works

Among the highlights are the world premieres of Franklin Onyeso’s ‘Bells, Unrung,’ featuring bass trombonist Alfie Bousfield, and the new single band version of Robin Fiedler’s ‘Castle in the Sky’, written as part of the Making Music ‘Adopt A Creator’ programme, originally performed by Regent Brass with the Camden Youth Brass Band last December, and broadcast on Radio 3 earlier this year.

Additionally, audiences can look forward to Peter Yarde Martin’s ‘Elegy’ which was written in memoriam of Sylvia Flaxman, James Chan’s ‘At the Gates’ featuring cellist Lucy Neil, and a ‘brass band first’ with Michael Nyman’s ‘In C Interlude’, which pays homage to Terry Riley’s composition ‘In C’ from 1964. Harrison Birtwistle’s major work ‘Salford Toccata’ will close the concert, showcasing one of the UK’s most influential contemporary classical music composers of the 20th century.

The concert also reflects the band’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in our concert programming. Conductor Alan Duguid expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are delighted to finally undertake this concert — one that is ambitious and diverse with half of the works by female, non-binary or BAME composers”.

‘New Horizons’ tickets are available online, offering music enthusiasts an opportunity to witness a landmark performance of brass band music in London.

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