Symphonic Brass Cardiff

Free admission, 40 minutes duration

Symphonic Brass Cardiff presents a recital that juxtaposes cutting edge contemporary works with the music of JS Bach. The programme includes original pieces for brass by Glass, Lauridsen and Rautavaara as well as a new commission by Toru Takemitsu Composition Competition finalist David John Roche.

JS Bach arr. Patrick Morris - Andante (from Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528)
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Dies Irae (from A Requiem in our Time)
Philip Glass – Hymn (from Brass Sextet)
JS Bach arr. Christopher Mowat – Allegro (from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3)
Morten Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
David John Roche – Happy Pieces (Symphonic Brass Cardiff commission)

Since its foundation in 1991, Symphonic Brass Cardiff has performed throughout the UK at major venues such as London’s Barbican Hall and the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham and has toured widely — destinations have included Manchester, York and Bergen (Norway). The group has appeared at the Edinburgh & Glasgow Festival of Youth Orchestras and the North Wales International Music Festival and has won first prizes at competitions in Bath and the Isle of Man. In 2016 it was awarded ‘Best Age-Friendly Event’ by the Get Creative Family Arts Festival for its concert at St George’s, Bristol.

Symphonic Brass Cardiff is one of a range of ensembles administered by Cardiff & Vale Music Education (CF Music), a non-profit, joint service hosted by Cardiff Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council which provides tuition for young people and is the lead organisation in the region for the National Plan for Music Education.