Strings Day Ray Steadman-Allen
SAT 12 SEP
SAT 26 SEP
A TOUCH OF BASIL
7pm Adrian Boult Hall £15 Tickets available from www.birmingham-box.co.uk
7pm Adrian Boult Hall £10 (£7 under 16s) advanced £11, (£8 under 16s) on the door 4 tickets for £32 Advance tickets available on 0121 747 5705
Conductor Dr Stephen Cobb Conductor Dorothy Nancekievill Compère William Himes OF The International Staff Band The International Staff Songsters The Music of Ray Steadman-Allen The International Staff Band and The International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army, together with guest compère William Himes OF, remember Salvation Army composer Lieut-Colonel Ray Steadman-Allen OF.
“The plans all ran very smoothly and it really was stress free for us teachers! Your staff were so helpful and made us very welcome. Thank you so much. We hope to come again next year.” Claire Walters Assistant Headteacher, Harborne Primary School
Ex Cathedra Academies of Vocal Music Deirdre McCabe soprano (Ashleyan Opera Prize winner) Coventry Corps of Drums Conductor Myles Nottingham Xhosa Cole saxophone Chlöe Child vocalist & Nathan Bower actor (Philip Bates Performance Prize Winners) Tom Walker Trio Basil’s Bunch Georgina Bloomfield violin Stephen Davis tenor Susan Bates soprano Heart of England Singers Conductor Martin Bates Programme includes: Samuel Leith Taylor (Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters winner) Sop two, twice - cool air This annual celebration concert presented by the Philip Bates Trust includes a wide variety of musical styles and genres from classical through to rock music.
SUN 27 SEP 10am – 5pm Birmingham Conservatoire Free admission. Advance booking required via www.bcu.ac.uk/stringsday2015 Masterclasses given by: Pavel Fischer violin Nathaniel Vallois violin Louise Lansdown viola Alexander Baillie cello Julian Lloyd Webber cello Robin Ireland chamber music Julian Atkinson double bass Join us for a fantastic free day of masterclasses, performances and workshops for strings players of all ages and abilities. Everybody is welcome, from school age to conservatoire students, amateurs to experts. Witness solo and chamber performances by Birmingham Conservatoire staff and senior students and attend masterclasses and ensemble and string orchestra sessions. Displays and trade stands will also be run by renowned luthiers and string instrument specialists. The Conservatoire String Department is alive, thriving and growing and we would love for you to be a part of our celebration of all things strings!
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Enjoy fine music from Birmingham and beyond throughout September to December 2015.