Jeremy Wong performed Finzi’s “Let us garlands bring,” along with Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel” and a few of the Britten folk song arrangements in a faculty recital at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on January 21st, 2017. Says Wong “I am so excited to perform Finzi’s amazing song cycle. I am particularly smitten
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Leeds audiences had a treat with the performance of the Clarinet Concerto during Valentine’s week. The City of London Sinfonia performed Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto at Leeds Town Hall on 18th February, featuring clarinettist Michael Collins.
A seasonal message from afar from Timothy Carney, musical director “We are performing In Terra Pax this weekend with the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and Sara Stejskal, soprano, and Buz Tennent, baritone. Saturday, December 17 and Sunday December 18, in our twenty-fifth Annual Christmas Concerts. I have performed the piece twice before in Hawaii, once
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This week we received news that 16 year old Emily Watson-Breeze is playing the Finzi Clarinet Concerto with Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold, North Yorkshire and at 3.30pm on Sunday 16th October in Constance Green Hall, Harrogate. For the past two years she has been a pupil
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On 26th September this year, students and friends of the Suzuki Violin Studio of Sarah Walters performed Eclogue with Australian organist/pianist and composer Calvin Bowman at the Ballarat Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia. Says Sarah Walters “The students and I find this one of the most breathtakingly beautiful pieces of music we have ever heard
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Finzi’s Five Bagatelles will be performed at the Chobham Festival in Surrey, as part of an ‘English Music by Candlelight’ concert on Tuesday, September 27. The venue is St Lawrence’s Church.
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This month sees the Clarinet Concerto played in Teddington on 18th June, using the same model of clarinet as it was originally played on. Says clarinettist Tony Lamb “I feel a a particular affinity for this piece, because it was first played by Frederick Thurston, one of whose pupils was my own teacher, Sidney Fell.
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Aurora Orchestra and Amy Dickson have released a new Decca album of works by Gerald Finzi marking the 60th anniversary of the composer’s death.
It has been received with great enthusiasm …
“Finzi’s own compositions, several presented here in new arrangements by such as Paul Mealor and Mike Sheppard, seem to preserve a quintessentially British
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The choir “Vox nova” plans a cappella concerts entitled “The English Sound” with Finzi’s Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs and pieces from Stanford, Vaughan-Williams, Holst and Elgar. The concerts we be on July 23rd, at 8pm, in Munich’s St. Bonifaz centre, and on July 24th, at 8pm, in Munich Kulturetage Riem.
This month sees a performance of Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra at the University of Minnesota. The Morris Chamber Orchestra, with pianist Kate Bae, will perform on 29th February at 7.30pm. Says Director of Orchestra Alexander Corbett “We look forward to performing this beautiful piece”.