Catching up on 2018
All my good intentions seem to slip away, when I’m busy writing music, playing music, preparing scores for publication & performance, & just normal life, so I’m VERY bad at keeping my website up to date. Anyway – here’s a list of 2018 events so far;-
January – Joined Capital Concert Brass Ensemble – playing tenor horn
Performed my ‘Proclaiming Joy’ on soprano sax for Ealing Chamber Music Club.
Played Baritone Sax at Shea Lolin’s woodwind orchestra day, where they played my
‘Ancient Stories’ & ‘Insects’
February – London Composers’ Forum concert – Art of Song. My ‘Song for Eve’ was performed.
I played oboe.
March. London Composers’ Forum Women’s Day concert. My ‘Just As’ for choir was
performed, & I played my ‘Sequences’ for solo soprano sax.
April I had composed ‘Drip Drip Drop’ for Ealing Music Service to tour around the
Primary schools, to enable the children to perform the songs with an adult
instrumental ensemble. First performance April 30th.
May – More performances of Drip Drip Drop throughout the month.
LCF concert ‘Aspects of the Piano’ at St Mary Magdelene, Central London.
I played my ‘Night Music’ on Alto sax, with Zillah Myers, piano.
Visit to British Double Reed Society day in Hampshire, with both my publishers,
Egge Verlag & Forton.
June – More performances of Drip Drip Drop & my first gig with Capital Concert Brass.
July – Loads of composing. Started work on ‘The Four Friend’ , next year’s musical story
For Ealing Music Service. Arranged music for the Chamber Music Club end of
season all comers play – in, which was joined by Capital Concert Brass.
August – Went to Dartington, & played tenor horn, & alto & baritone saxes.
September- Went to Clarinet & Saxophone Society Day at Nottingham University, where
the Clarinet Ensemble of Great Britain performed my ‘There’s Always Time’,
which they commissioned.
October – East Kent Clarinet Choir hosted a playing day devoted entirely to my music.
8 works were played throughout the day.
November – I gave a presentation about my musical stories to the leaders of the London
Music Hubs, at County Hall.
I played in 3 events linked with Remembrance weekend with Capital Concert
I gave a presentation about my ‘Zoo Tales’ to the teachers from the 9 schools
in the Bournemouth are, who will be performing it next year.
On 30th my Toccatta for piano duet will be performed at a LCF concert
At St Mary Magdelene.