Another Summer flies by, in a whirlwind of courses and concerts!
My Longcommon Wind Course was another fantastic week, with some stunning playing in the concert and a very high standard masterclass with Chris Richards from the LSO.
I coached the clarinet section on National Children’s Orchestra Under 13s, which was, as always a great week, and this time had the added bonus of being held in the beautiful setting of Sedburgh School in Cumbria.
Then on towards Autumn.
In September, The Roman River Music Festival has a world Premiere of my Suite for Wind band, Choir and children’s voices called August 1914, taking poems from the female first world was poet, May Wedderburn Cannan, and setting them to music.
I have also been running a series of Primary school workshops linked the pieces, during which I have set four more or May Wedderburn Cannan’s poems, with music shaped by the pupils themselves.
Looking ahead to the rest of the Autumn, I have the usual courses for Orchestra at City Lit, this time in October -23rd -24th, and again in December -11th-12th.
Also several courses at Benslow Music, including Quintessential Clarinets, with my now regular pianist, Daniel King Smith. – Nov 19th-22nd.
I have also just joined the Braid Ensemble as clarinettist. the group performs the stunning music of composer David Braid, and we have an exciting few months of events coming up including performances in London on 17th Novemeber and many more that I will add soon, or see the website https://braidensemble.com/
UNIT, my collaboration with sound artist Bill Vine is going strong, and we have several performances lined up including a residency at the Norwich Arts Centre in January 22-25th.
I hope to see you soon.