Philip Harper, conductor
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms
From the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, we are delighted to welcome to the University one of the world's greatest brass bands, The Cory Band, triple winners in 2016 of the National Championship, the British Open Championship and the European Championship. As well as some of Cory's usual dazzling concert repertoire, this eclectic and inspiring afternoon will feature music with strong University of Bristol connections. The highlight will be University Music Department Professor John Pickard's eagerly awaited new work for brass band, Rain, Steam and Speed, co-commissioned by Cory and here being given its second performance just three weeks after its world premiere. In another link to Bristol, Cory's renowned Principal Cornet player Tom Hutchinson will perform the Concerto for Cornet by former Bristol lecturer, the late Dr. Derek Bourgeois, the final work that he completed. There will also be a chance to hear Destination Moon, a recent piece by the band's Musical Director (and Bristol alumnus) Philip Harper, as well as some of the compositions of the renowned conductor Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of English National Opera and Hon DMus of the University of Bristol.
Tickets: £25/£15/£2.50 UoB students available from http://coryband.com/event/victoria-rooms-bristol-university and on the evening.