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2018

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GET THE BLESSING JAKE McMURCHIE | TENOR SAXOPHONE

PETE JUDGE | TRUMPET JIM BARR | BASS CLIVE DEAMER | DRUMS

BRISTOL SYMPHONY | ORCHESTRA WILLIAM GOODCHILD | CONDUCTOR PAMELA BELL | LEADER

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Programme


COMING SOON

Saturday 24 November 2018

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA CLIFTON CATHEDRAL ​ 8.00 PM ​​ FEATURING

SOLOISTS FROM LONGBOROUGH OPERA CITY OF BRISTOL CHOIR BRISTOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Goodchild | Conductor

IN SUPPORT OF ST PETER’S HOSPICE

ROOM TO CARE APPEAL

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP Ragtime and Rumba

SBRISTOL ymphonistas

Music Workshop for Children Saturday 21 July 2.30 - 3.30 pm

Music Workshops for Children

​​Trinity-Henleaze URC Church, Waterford Rd, Bristol, BS9 4BT A short lively interactive programme of dances, rags, jigs and stomps aimed at children from 3-8 years and their families, with players from Bristol Symphony Orchestra, this time introducing wind and brass! Clap samba rhythms, play an instrument, conduct the orchestra and sit amongst the players as they play! Programme Holst St Paul’s Suite – Jig Hewitt-Jones Ragtime for string ensemble Saint-Saens Danse Macabre for wind quintet Wedgwood Hungarian Stomp

ONLINE TICKETS

Adults £5.50 | Children £3.50 | Family £15

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WELCOME FROM THE CONDUCTOR

Our sincere thanks to Helen and Peter Wilde for their continuing support with their warmth, expertise, advice and generous use of their living-room for wind sectional rehearsals! And welcome and thanks to our generous new supporter, Steve Pain. Thank you for joining us. We very much hope you have an enjoyable and memorable evening. With best wishes, William Goodchild Artistic Director and Conductor

JAZZ MEETS BRISTOL SYMPHONY

Welcome to the second in our series of Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony concerts. Tonight we are locking horns with the very fine, Bristol-based international jazz quartet, Get The Blessing. This is a fantastic collaboration - a meeting of musical minds. We have been working closely together choosing pieces by the quartet, transcribing them into notation and cascading the sound into symphony orchestra. Variety of tempo and feel were at the forefront of our minds, and scale too, from full symphonic forces to intimate chamber group. The classical pieces, with their Spanish and Argentinian origins, play into this new material, with all sorts of cross-currents and influences being shared throughout the whole programme. Passion, colour, rhythm, intensity - it’s all to be found in tonight’s performance.

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PROGRAMME | FIRST HALF Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) Boléro Get The Blessing (2000 -) The Word for Moonlight is Moonlight (arr. by William Goodchild) The Unnameable (arr. by Jean Hasse) Tuathal (arr. by Ed Watkins) Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983) Dances from the ballet, Estancia I. The land workers II . Wheat dance III. The cattle men IV. Final dance (Malambo)

INTERVAL | 2o minutes Drinks on the terrace - by donation

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PROGRAMME | SECOND HALF Joaquin Rodrigo (1901 – 1999) Concierto de Aranjuez – Adagio (arr. by Gil Evans) Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) Michelangelo 70 (arr. by Ian Gardiner) Soledad (arr. by Ian Gardiner) Get The Blessing Sunwise Pete Judge Curve (arr. by William Goodchild) Get The Blessing Hayk (arr. by William Goodchild)

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GET THE BLESSING | QUARTET Bassist Jim Barr once remarked that Get The Blessing were “total outsiders” and “the punk entry” when they won the 2008 BBC Jazz Award for Best Album with ‘All Is Yes’. Almost ten years later and five albums down the line, the same could still be said to hold true, albeit with a little more subtlety and wisdom at their disposal.

SOLOIST BIO

Native to Bristol and formed, as long ago as 1999, to share a fascination with the freedom and melodic invention of Ornette Coleman, the line-up has remained the same, with Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone; and all this, despite other commitments for everyone, not least Deamer’s recruitment as Radiohead’s second live drummer in 2012. The band’s old friend and collaborator (and Portishead guitarist), Adrian Utley, has also made the occasional guest appearance, and the band has collaborated with artists as diverse as Robert Wyatt, Viv Albertine, and John Hegley.

Still Bristol-based, the four-piece now boasts a truly international fan base. Since the release of ‘All Is Yes’ in February 2008, they’ve taken their musical vision around the world with successful tours and festival appearances in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Dubai, Turkey, Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia... Following the success of 2015’s album ‘Astronautilus’, the jazz-rock mavericks will be releasing a sixth studio album ‘BRISTOPIA’ in the autumn. The album shares a common root with the music from the film ‘BRISTOPOLIS’, a poetic cinematic montage of Bristol from the past 100 years, most of which was held by the Bristol Archive and which was brought together by long-term GTB collaborator, John Minton. The film was commissioned by and performed at this year’s Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, and some of the music from the film will be featured in the concert programme. Get The Blessing has forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification: full of spacious atmospheres and strongly-crafted melodies, yet never losing sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity – plus, of course, the unpredictability and musical mischievousness that have made the band so exciting and successful.

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SOLOIST BIO ____________________________________ ‘GTB harnesses rock and jazz with uncompromising power’ Time Out **** ‘Seriously creative…wonderfully irreverent’ Mojo Magazine **** ​ ‘A blast of assured electro-jazz’ Bristol 24/7 After nineteen years Get The Blessing can still lay claim to its original line up, and the fact the four-piece can still produce such creative and intelligent music – all balanced with wit and passion – as well as find time to work on other projects, is testament to the free spirit that Get The Blessing embodies.

‘The momentum of creativity is underdipped’ BBC Music Magazine **** ‘This is trip hop-informed contemporary jazz-rock at its very best’ Time Out ____________________________________

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WILLIAM GOODCHILD | CONDUCTOR COMPOSER | ARRANGER | CONDUCTOR

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William is a professional composer and conductor. He composes music for film, television, concert performance and commercial installation. He has scored well over 80 films for the major broadcasters, including many that have won international awards. Since 2016, he has had three nominations for Best Composer at the RTS West of England Awards and, also in 2016, was nominated for the Music Award at Wildscreen Festival for Jago - a Life Underwater. In 2017 he won Best Score at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for Living Spirit Pictures’ Seeing Him. On stage and in the recording studio, William has collaborated with a wide variety of international soloists including guitarist John Williams, singer Tom Jones, and saxophonist Andy Sheppard. He is delighted to be collaborating with Get The Blessing for this evening’s performance. William’s passion for working across styles led to a live and recorded collaboration with Mercury Prize-Winner, Roni Size & Reprazent, and their album, Live at Colston Hall, was released in November 2015. Also at the Colston Hall, with Sir David Attenborough presenting, William orchestrated and conducted the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events Live to a sell-out audience. The BBC’s Wild

China series, orchestrated and conducted by William, won an Emmy. Many recordings conducted by William are available to buy on Sony Classical, Universal Classical and Jazz, and CBS Records. He has worked regularly with a number of professional orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bristol Ensemble. William is Artistic Director and Conductor of Bristol Symphony Orchestra. He lives in north Bristol with his wife Rachel and their two daughters, Rosa and Eleanor.

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PAMELA BELL | PRINCIPAL LEADER Pamela Bell is the Principal Leader and co-founder (2016) of Bristol Symphony Orchestra. Prior to playing with the orchestra, she was the leader of Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra (2010-2015). As well as leading the youth orchestras she played with, she has performed with Bristol Classical Players, Bristol Opera and The London Lawyers’ Symphony Orchestra. Before re-locating to Bristol from London in 2005, she was the musical director for Newham Schools Orchestra and is the founder of Kuumba Youth Music (now Kuumba Youth Orchestra). Pamela is a commercial lawyer working in-house. She is passionate about music... “Music is my sanctuary and, having the opportunity to create and share my passion for it, is truly a privilege and a treasure.”

Committee

Instrument Section Fixers

Robert Tulloh

Pamela Bell

Pamela Bell

Anita Urgyan

William Goodchild

Will Marriage

Jane Krish

Pippa Craggs

Rachel Goodchild

Kaitlyn Hamilton

Deb Marriage

Joshua Cottam

Aimée Cottam

Outreach and Commercial

Eloise Wyke

Clare Edmunds

Jeremy Zwiegalaar

Emma Butterworth

Kaitlyn Hamilton

Pamela Bell

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BRISTOL SYMPHONY | INTRODUCES

Music for hire by arrangement for Private and Corporate events

MUSIC FOR HIRE

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String Quartets | Wind & Brass Quintets | String Chamber Ensembles | www.bristolsymphonyorchestra.com/quartets-ensembles

For further information about the right kind of music for your event, please contact:

Pamela Bell email: aneltapbell@hotmail.com

telephone: 07977 487131


BRISTOL SYMPHONY | ORCHESTRA Pamela Bell (Leader) Nasser Ahmari Monique Ayres Aimee Cottam Richard Hunt Jessye Lennie Victoria Medland Jo Phillips Josie Rampley Robert Tulloh

SECOND VIOLIN

Carys Bromby Giorgina Baxter Caroline Azardron Kate Fox Naomi Hill Harry Mumford-Turner Kenneth Price Rosanna Schultz Eloise Wyke

VIOLA

Nick Livermore Hermione Drew Alexia Granatt Timonthy Grice Oliver Kohlls Jonathan Nichols

CELLO

May-Lin Coxson Vivien Arthur Sophie Barford Will Marriage Jayne Taylor Kathryn Thomas Sarah Vesty Rhiannon Wilkinson

DOUBLE BASS

Alex Pearson Clare Edmunds Rob Lillis Ioannis Tsagurnis

FLUTE & PICCOLO

Pippa Craggs Jane Lings Jolanta Modelska

OBOE / COR ANGLAIS Olivia Diskin Victoria Cooper Charlie Bird

CLARINET / BASS CLARINET Sophie Wilsdon Sarah Edgeworth James Stallwood Anna Perry

TIMPANI

Joshua Cottam

PERCUSSION

Terra Glowach Joe Hillyer Harriet Riley Dan Truen James Waymont Scott Zimmer

HARP

THE PLAYERS

FIRST VIOLIN

Laurette Pope

PIANO

Jean Hasse

BASSOON / CONTRA BASSOON Daisy Woods Diana Lee Mike Johnston

FRENCH HORN

Kaitlyn Hamilton Sophie Brown Holly Greenwood-Rogers Paul Tomlinson Maria Vitale

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TENOR / SOPRANO / SOPRANINO SAXOPHONE Sophie Stockham Anna Perry

TRUMPET

Anna Hughes Simon Bowles Robert Bartlett Michiel Kopmels

TROMBONE

Will Whiting Lyn Harradine Bob Chapman

TUBA

Simon Derrick

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Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony Programme 2018  

With Get The Blessing Online version of the Concert Programme, June 2018

Jazz Meets Bristol Symphony Programme 2018  

With Get The Blessing Online version of the Concert Programme, June 2018

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