Praha

Saturday 25 November 2017

Shea Lolin, conductor

St John's Waterloo
Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY

at 7.30 pm

 

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble pays tribute to the buzzing capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Works by Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana and Krommer will be contrasted by Adam Gorb’s suite in homage to the ‘verve and vigour’ of the city. Martinů paints a moving picture of a massacre of Lidiče, just a few miles north-west of the city. The journey ends with the world premiere of a new work for woodwind orchestra by Philip Sparke consisting of a set of three Slavonic Dances.

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni — overture

Antonín Dvořák Prague Waltzes

Adam Gorb Bohemian Revelry

Bedřich Smetana Má Vlast — Vltava

Franz Krommer Partita in F major, op.57

Bohuslav Martinů Memorial to Lidiče

Philip Sparke  Slavonica! (premiere performance)

This will be a charity concert in support of St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney. The hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. 

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions). Buy your tickets on-line, or on the door. We expect a good audience but there will be plenty of tickets.

According to the Contract…

Saturday 2 December 2017

David Morris, conductor

Wetherby School, Bryanston Square, W1H 2EA

7.30 pm

 

Have we got a deal for you! Join the Bloomsbury Band of Flutes and Clarinets for an evening of music relating to contracts, deals and exchanges. Featuring a varied programme of works by Mozart, Purcell, Smetana, Joplin and others.

 

It will be a pact house for arrangements about arrangements and chords about accords, with just the odd bent note thrown in. With a complimentary interval drink, this is one offer you can’t refuse…

 

You can buy your tickets on-line in advance or on the door at the time of the concert. Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions). We lexpect a good audience but there will be plenty of tickets.

Russian Fire

Saturday 12 May 2018

Sarah Markham will be the soloist for the Glazunov concerto

Shea Lolin, conductor

St James's Church Paddington

Sussex Gardens, W2 3UD

at 7.30 pm

 

BWE will perform a dramatic, eloquent and powerful concert of Russian scores. Sarah Markham will join BWE to play Glazunov’s enthralling Saxophone Concerto.

 

The programme will include the following works.

 

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture, op.36    

Modest Mussorgsky Prayer   

Igor Stravinsky Petrushka – Russian Dance     

Alexander Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra    

Alexander Borodin Symphony No.2 in B minor –  i. Allegro – Mitropoulos     

César Cui  Velichit Dusha Moya Ghospoda 

Alexander Borodin Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances     

Reinhold Glière The Red Poppy – Sailors Dance 

Concerts

Praha

Saturday 25 November 2017

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble will pay tribute to the buzzing capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. This will be a charity concert in aid of St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.

 

According to the Contract…

Saturday 2 December 2017

The Bloomsbufry Band's winter concert will feature music relating to contracts, deals and exchanges.

News

Soloist at our May 2018 concert

BWE is delighted that Sarah Markham has agreed to be the soloist when the ensemble performs a woodwind orchestra version of Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra.

 

Great Day Out in Victoria Park

Saturday 5 August 2017

BWE contributed a bandstand performance to the grand family day out in Victoria park.

 

Isle of Wight Concert

Saturday 24 June 2017

The Bloomsbury Band performed at an open-air charity concert in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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