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Saxophone Day TUE 13 OCT





TRADICIONAL CUBANO Recital: 1.05pm Adrian Boult Hall £6 (£3.50) advance £6.50 (£4) on the door Masterclass: 4.45pm Adrian Boult Hall £6 (£3.50) advance £6.50 (£4) on the door Joint ticket for masterclass and recital £9 (£5) advance £10 (£6) on the door Tickets available from The legendary Javier Zalba, former member of Irakere, Cubanismo and the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra, joins Tradicional Cubano to bring together the most vibrant and iconic musical sounds from Cuba. Javier’s son and Tradicional Cubano founder, Jose Zalba-Smith, is strongly committed to continuing his father’s legacy.

THE BERYL CHEMPIN BEETHOVEN PRIZE FOR PIANISTS 7pm Recital Hall £4 Tickets available on the door Prepare to be astounded by the skill and virtuosity our students display, as they perform a programme consisting entirely of works by the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven. This is a highlight in our School of Keyboard Studies calendar and an important competition for our students as the winner of this prize will go forward to compete in the prestigious Inter Collegiate Beethoven Competition which is promoted by the Beethoven Society of London.


MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2pm St Matthew’s Church, Northampton Full festival programme and further information at Conductor Stacey Watton Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra City of London Choir Yu-Mien Sun violin Wai Lam violin

SUN 18 OCT 9.30am - 6.30pm £20, £15 concessions, under 18s and CASS members Tickets available from The ever-evolving Saxophone Department at Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the most vibrant and creative in the UK. We are throwing open the doors and inviting saxophone students, teachers and enthusiasts to take part in masterclasses, workshops, improvisation classes, ensemble coaching, quartet side-by-side sessions and much more. Improve your ensemble skills, learn rehearsal techniques, pick up playing tips, check out new gear and discover new music, sharing the pleasure of playing the saxophone with like-minded enthusiasts.

The day is open to saxophonists of all abilities, however an approximate level of grade 5 and above is advisable to get the most out of the event. Your saxophone experts for the day will be the Conservatoire’s Head of Saxophone, Naomi Sullivan alongside Conservatoire tutors Andy Tweed and Anna Brooks. Our special guest is Kyle Horch, visiting saxophone consultant and Professor of Saxophone at the Royal College of Music who will present a lunchtime performance with his critically acclaimed ensemble, Flotilla.

Arnold Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra, Op.77 Arnold John Clare Cantata The 10th Malcolm Arnold Festival celebrates Sir Malcolm’s great music across many of his most popular genres, including music from the movies, ballet, music for children, ensemble and a special focus this year on his concertos. Arnold delightfully described music as a ‘gesture of friendship’ so it is in that spirit that a we join the Festival for the first time not only to perform the Double Violin Concerto but also the rarely heard John Clare Cantata.

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Birmingham Conservatoire Concert Diary Autumn 2015  

Enjoy fine music from Birmingham and beyond throughout September to December 2015.

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