Absolute Classics Septura Brass Kirkcudbright

Saturday 9 Dec,
7:30 pm - 9:20 pm

posted by Sarabain
£15/U26 Free
Cochran Hall 63 Castledykes Road Kirkcudbright DG6 4AW

ABSOLUTE CLASSICS SERIES 2017/18
DECEMBER 2017
SEPTURA BRASS

Programme
Heinrich Schütz
Das Wort ward Fleisch
JS Bach
Christmas Suite
Michael Praetorius
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Johannes Brahms
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
GF Handel
Messiah, Excerpts
Interval
Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite
Festive Favourites
(to include Silent Night & Deck the hall)

Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium. Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the group is recording a series of 10 discs for Naxos Records, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music. The first four discs in the series are available now, described variously as “brilliantly done” (Fiona Maddocks, The Observer), “dazzlingly polished” (Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine) and “brass playing at its most exalted” (Robert Markow, Fanfare). The fifth disc was recorded in November 2015, for release in 2017.

Recent performances include the Cheltenham, Ryedale and Lieksa (Finland) festivals, and London’s Kings Place. Septura’s members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Basel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.