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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Oct
20
Fri
Fridays at One – Rostropovitch Connections @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm

We are privileged to be joined by two musicians who have connections to the incredible Mstislav Rostropovitch. His pupil, David Geringas and his former duo partner, Professor Fali Pavri, perform an all-Russian programme.

David Geringas – Cello
Professor Fali Pavri – Piano

Rachmaninoff – Cello Sonata in G Minor
Shostakovich – Cello Sonata in D Minor

Jane Serter, Oliver Searle: London New Wind Festival @ St. Cyprian's Church, London
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm

20TH LONDON NEW WIND FESTIVAL

BIRTHDAY COMPOSERS AND FRIENDS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH 7.30PM

ST CYPRIANS’ CHURCH

GLENTWORTH STREET

LONDON NW1 6AX

Gavin Morrison Flutes, Catherine Pluygers Oboes, Phil Edwards Clarinets, Henryk Sienkiewicz Horn, Ben Exell Bassoon, Alan Tomlinson Trombones, Robert Coleridge Piano

*World Premier ** European Premier

PROGRAMME INCLUDES

*JUDITH BAILEY     CHORALE FOR HORN , TROMBONE AND BASSOON

*DREW HAMMOND          SKIPPING STONES FOR WINDS AND PIANO

*JANE SERTER              CIRCLES AND LINES FOR OBOE, CLARINET,
BASSOON AND TROMBONE

**JOHN MOODY(USA)           DRIP FOR WIND QUINTET

*OLIVER SEARLE             SNOWBIRDS FOR FLUTE, OBOE,
BASS CLARINET AND BASSOON

ARTHUR HONEGGER           SONATINE FOR CLARINET AND PIANO

MICHAEL SHORT            SIX POEMS FOR WIND QUINTET
(SELECTED MOVEMENTS)

SAVATORE SCIARRINO            QUINTETTINO NO.2

 

AND PIANO MUSIC BY JEREMY DALE ROBERTS,
HOWARD SKEMPTON AND ZOLTAN KODALY.

Tickets at Door (£8(5)

catherinepluygers@hotmail.com

 

Oct
22
Sun
Hilary Rosin Coffee Concerts – 1 @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am

The coffee concerts begin with an exciting exploration of Russian chamber masterpieces. This is an opportunity to hear RCS emerging artists and professionals.

Savourna Stevenson: Harp on Wight Festival 2017 @ Ryde Methodist Church, Ryde
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
23
Mon
Mondays at One: Strings @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

These bite-sized, hour-long concerts focus on a different department or instrument each week to showcase student’s talents.

Michael Bonaventure: Terrestrial Ode [Premiere] and Sanctuary @ Anslem Studio and Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University
Oct 23 @ 1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

An immersive concert of music for organ and electronics, performed by members of the collective Automatronic (Huw Morgan, Michael Bonaventure, Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua).

Oct
26
Thu
Michael Bonaventure: Interlude VII for organ [Premiere] @ St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol
Oct 26 @ 1:15 pm

Huw Morgan, organ

Oct
28
Sat
Andiamo Fagotto – Let’s go Bassoon! @ The Bothy, Aberdeen
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Hear how differently composers have thought about the bassoon between the 18th century and our own era. Alongside a piece by Vivaldi, Lesley will perform works she has commissioned (and recorded) from Janet Beat, Marcus Blunt and Roger Williams and is delighted to premiere Gemma McGregor’s Strange Fish in today’s recital.

Gemma McGregor: Strange Fish [Premiere] @ The Bothy, Glenbuchat Village Hall
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Hear how differently composers have thought about the bassoon between the 18th century and our own era. Alongside a piece by Vivaldi, Lesley will perform works she has commissioned (and recorded) from Janet Beat, Marcus Blunt and Roger Williams and is delighted to premiere Gemma McGregor’s Strange Fish in today’s recital.

Nov
3
Fri
An open rehearsal: new music for bassoon
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

We invite you to an open rehearsal and discussion with musicians performing a one-of-a-kind concert the following day featuring professional and local semi-professional bassoonists brought together by Lesley Wilson who has been promoting new music for the bassoon ever since her days as Principal Bassoon in the RSNO.

The programme features new works for multiple bassoons by Sonia AlloriPete Stolleryand Janet Beat which will be performed alongside an established work by Edward McGuire.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the works in progress and discuss the process and works with the performers.