Connaught Brass

Monteverdi | Ewald | MacMillan et al.

Tue, 08.09. | 12.15 | No. 20352


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Summer Festival – Cancelled

14.08.-13.09. 2020



    Connaught Brass:  Aaron Akugbo, trumpet | Harry Plant, trumpet | Robyn Blair, horn | Chris Brewster, trombone | Aled Meredith-Barrett, tuba
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
    Scherzi musicali
    Jan Bach (*1937)
    Rounds and Dances
    Victor Ewald (1860–1935)
    Andante from the Brass Quintet No. 3 in D-flat major, Op. 11
    James MacMillan (*1959)
    Adam’s Rib for brass quintet
    Jan Koetsier (1911–2006)
    Brass Quintet, Op. 65

    Without Philip Jones, the legendary British trumpeter, all the popular brass ensembles from today’s musical life might not even exist. That’s because it was Jones who “invented” this formation: “I sat in the orchestra pit at Covent Garden and was bored to death from playing for 15 minutes in the evening at most, and only if the composer wanted the best for me.” That changed when Jones had the idea of forming his own brass ensemble and commissioned all sorts of arrangements and new works. His Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, which existed from 1951 to 1986, became a model for many other groups. In memory of this pioneer, his widow Ursula Jones, a member of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Foundation Board, initiated the Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition, which was first held in 2019. The eminent jury, under the direction of Reinhold Friedrich, awarded first prize to the Connaught Brass Ensemble – and immediately recommended that the quintet, which was founded in 2016 at the Royal Academy of Music in London, be included in the Lucerne Debut series.