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Instrument: Brass Band

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North BethesdaThe Bernstein Story

Bernstein
Unknown; Jamie Bernstein; Air Force Band

LondonLunchtime Concert - Guildhall Brass Band

Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Brass Band
Bulla, Heaton, Parker, Wilby, Sharpe, Respighi
Unknown; Guildhall Brass Band

LondonLunchtime Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Lunchtime Concert - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band
Hazo, Sparke, Gregson, James, Graham
Robert Childs; Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band; Conal Bembridge-Sayers

KuhmoCrossover

Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Ellington, Fitzgerald, Basie
Sergey Malov; Juhani Lagerspetz; Valeria Resjan; Nino Gvetadze

LondonMacMillan Première

MacMillan, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Ian Bostridge; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey; National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
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Prom 62: Django Bates impresses with a celebration of Charlie Parker

Django Bates performs at the BBC Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
“None of us have any idea what Parker would have been playing by now: he died 50 years ago. As an optimist I like to think he would have evolved,” Django Bates writes in the programme for Prom 62, remembering a critic’s harsh words regarding a previous Parker-centric performance with a slightly nervous defensiveness. But there’s more in that than there might first appear.
****1
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Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Sufjan Stevens: Planetarium

Bryce Dessner  ©  Rene Cervantes
The concert was divided into two clear parts; the first included string quartet pieces by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens, and the other half consisted of Planetarium, a multi-dimensional song-cycle for string quartet, trombones, piano, celesta, synthesizer, drums, drum machine, guitar and voice.
***11
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Karneval, Klassik und Pop

Blechschaden © Ulrich Haas
Karneval und Klassik, Klassik und Unterhaltungsmusik – dass diese Elemente nicht in Widerspruch stehen, sondern eine so unterhaltsame wie musikalisch hochkarätige Einheit eingehen können, zeigte Blechschaden, das Blechbläserensemble der Münchner Philharmoniker, anlässlich des Faschingskonzerts im Mozartsaal des Mannheimer Rosengartens.
****1
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