Feb 9th Septura Brass Ensemble – Re-casting Brass

Feb 9th Septura Brass Ensemble – Re-casting Brass

Sat 9th February 2019  Tonbridge Parish Church  7.30pm

One listen will make you instant fans of Septura – an amazing brass septet.  The members are principals in the LSO, Philharmonia, RPO and BBCSO and the level of musicianship is sky-high.  They bring us ‘An American in Paris’, charting a course from Debussy’s Préludes, through Ravel’s Mother Goose, to his friend Gershwin’s Piano Preludes, Songbook and iconic An American in Paris, especially arranged for brass and solo car-horns!

“The standard is absolutely higher than brass playing has ever been before” Alison Balsom

Programme:

  • Rob Keeley: Septurissima
  • Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose
  • Claude Debussy: Préludes
  • George Gershwin: Three Piano Preludes
  • George Gershwin: Songbook
  • George Gershwin: An American in Paris

Artists:

Septura brings together London’s leading brass players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium.