Alongside his career as an educator, Derek has been self-employed variously as composer, conductor, musical director, keyboardist and record producer for a range of international clients, and has been regularly commissioned as orchestrator, associate composer and musician for 27 award winning feature films, television documentaries, mini-series, and 15 album titles.

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Mar
1
Thu
Dave Arcari @ The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
3
Sat
Dave Arcari Live (with guest Hicks) @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
4
Sun
Michael Bonaventure: Green Odyssey @ Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm

Piano recital by Mark Spalding from contemporary Scottish composers, some of whom will be in attendance. Concert features a performance of Green Odyssey by SMC member Michael Bonaventure.

Tickets £15 / Students £6 . Wine and canapes served at the interval

Mar
14
Wed
Rory Boyle: Di Tre Re e Io @ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm

Fraser Langton clarinet | Rosalind Ventris viola | James Willshire piano

Francaix Trio for clarinet, viola and piano | Mozart Keglestatt Trio | Rory Boyle Di tre re ed io

Trio Dramatis are an exciting and committed ensemble who have commissioned the Rory Boyle work being played today. It’s worth forming an ensemble just to be able to play Mozart’s wonderful Kegelstatt Trio, and composers such as Schumann and Bruch also wrote for the medium. The repertoire has vastly expanded in the 20th century, and the Boyle piece (the title means ‘Three Ds and me’, which might give you a clue as to the theme!) is varied and exciting, with very rapid interactions between the instruments while remaining emotionally powerful and not difficult to follow. The trio have recorded this piece on a Rory Boyle disc, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Francaix provides his usual mix of lively French frivolity with mildly twisted harmonies to set the recital off to a fizzing start.

Mar
22
Thu
Sally Beamish: Little Mermaid on Tour @ Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score by Sally Beamish played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

This production contains strobe lighting.

Approximate running time 2 hours 5 minutes
Act I 50 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act II 55 mins

Mar
23
Fri
Sally Beamish: Little Mermaid on Tour @ Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score by Sally Beamish played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

Mar
24
Sat
Elena Piras: St John’s Church @ St John's Church, Cardiff
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With supporting songs from Cardiff Canton Singers led by
Laura Bradshaw.

This is a charity night in aid of Care & Repair Cymru – Improving homes, Changing lives.

Tickets are £7 (£5 for concessions), and can be purchased on the door

You can pre-book your ticket at www.careandrepair.org.uk Or contact
Sheleagh.llewellyn@careandrepair.org.uk Or call 07887 371062

Sally Beamish: Little Mermaid on Tour @ Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score by Sally Beamish played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

Apr
17
Tue
Sally Beamish: Little Mermaid on Tour @ Milton Keynes Theatre
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world.

When a young mermaid is finally allowed her first glimpse of life beyond the ocean, she is enthralled by what she sees. After falling desperately in love with a man, she will do anything she can to live a human life.

Northern Ballet’s beautiful new ballet will reimagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves.

Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, and performed to an original score by Sally Beamish played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, book now to see this spectacular new production.

This production contains strobe lighting.

May
13
Sun
Emily Doolittle: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra @ Orpheum Annexe, Vancouver
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

A Short, Slow Life

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey conductor

  • Repertoire

    Emily Doolittle ◊

    A Short, Slow Life*

    Kati Agócs ◊

    Devotion

    Kati Agócs ◊

    Vessel*+

    Jocelyn Morlock ◊

    Lacrimosa*+

    Bramwell Tovey ◊

    New Work
    (World Première)*+~

A Short, Slow Life is a meditation on love, devotion, and the fragility of time, featuring scenes from Bramwell Tovey’s latest opera. Written with Joel Ivany, it explores life in the slums of the East End, where The Salvation Army, led equally by men and women, struggles to make a positive impact on the lives of London’s most disadvantaged.