july, 2019

26jul1:00 pmA4 Brass Quartet2019 Summer Residency at The Wallace Collection

Event Details

City Music Foundation returns to The Wallace Collection for our 4th annual Summer Residency (22nd – 26th July). Featuring six CMF Artists, 2019 sees the residency expanded beyond the popular free lunchtime recitals to include a children’s concert, a performance for dementia sufferers, and an evening concert centered around Schubert’s ‘Trout Quintet’ with guest performer Sholto Kynoch.

2018 CMF Artist A4 Brass Quartet presents the final lunchtime recital of the week.

Jonathan Bates (born 1995)
Toccata 3

Domenico Cimarosa (1749 – 1801) arr. Chris Robertson
Overture to ‘The Impresario’

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) arr. Chris Robertson
‘Little’ Fugue in G minor, BWV578

Andy Wareham (born 1994)*
The Code (world premiere)

Kentaro Sato (born 1981) arr. Jonathan Bates

Percy Grainger (1882 – 1961) arr. Chris Robertson
Shepherd’s Hey

Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945) arr. Chris Robertson
Six Romanian Folk Dances

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) arr. Jonathan Bates

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) arr. Illiam Quane
Arabesque No. 2

Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) arr. Chris Robertson
Locus Iste

Jonathan Bates (born 1995)
Mists of the Mountains (excerpt)
iii. Requiem from the Tuvan Hills
iv. A Tale of Two Peaks

*A4 Brass Quartet Composition Competition Winner

A4 Brass Quartet is comprised of principal players from two of the UK’s top brass bands, Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Foden’s. With “technical virtuosity in abundance” (Brass Band World), these four astonishing musicians come together to perform both lyrical and high-octane works, creating a distinctive and new take on chamber music.

Formed during their time at the Royal Northern College of Music, where they were the first brass group to win the coveted Christopher Rowland RNCM Chamber Ensemble of the Year prize, A4 Brass Quartet were the ROSL Chamber Music Competition winners in 2018. Recent engagements include the Cerseio Festival (Switzerland), Trakai Fanfare (Lithuania) and Lieksa Brass Week (Finland). They have also performed at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and Bridgewater Hall. Their debut album Mists of the Mountains was released in 2016.


(Friday) 1:00 pm


The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

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