Saturday 26 September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ashburton Arts Centre
Weds 13 Sept:
We heard today that the Abbey Brass ensemble is unable to come to Ashburton on Saturday. They told us: “Three of the players have got COVID-related issues meaning that it would be unwise for them to play in public.”
We hope to be able to find a time in future when this concert can be rearranged.
Abbey Brass was formed in 1983 by trombonists John Powell (of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and James Fulkerson (the eminent American composer and soloist). Then, as now, it combined players based in the West Country with others based in London and other musical “hubs” (the original line-up usually included performers from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Ballet Orchestra) in a variety of ensemble sizes and instrumentations, to perform concerts and lecture recitals, at weddings and in conjunction with choral societies, the length and breadth of Great Britain and in France.
As a celebration of its first quarter century, Abbey Brass toured Italy as a dectet of American, British, Danish and Swedish players and academics. Its repertoire ranged from the Renaissance to both “art” and “light” music of the present day, bringing together a vast range of performance experience from all points of the compass, from the Northern Sinfonia via the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden to Teatro Massimo di Palermo, and from Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Malmo Opera House.