Richard Stanbrook was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 10th January 1954. Upon leaving school in 1971, he enlisted in the Army and served with the Royal Corps of Transport Staff-Band. In October 1977, Stanbrook transferred to the Royal Military Academy Band Corps, Sandhurst and was its music arranger until expiry of contract in July 1981. Stylistically, Stanbrook does not belong to any school of ‘ism’ and eschews modernity for its own sake. The language, although tonal, has an uncompromising directness which some listeners have found disturbing.

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Nov
20
Wed
RCS The Keyboard Sessions: 1 @ Ledger Recital Room
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm

Our highly successful series of student led performance, Keyboard Sessions, returns. It’s best to expect the unexpected with these performances!

Nov
21
Thu
RCS Concerto Competition @ Ledger Recital Room
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm

This concert celebrates the talent, hard work and extraordinary achievement of our emerging artists. Come along and support the students as they compete for awards in a challenging yet supportive environment.

Nov
22
Fri
Gemma McGregor: Love Was His Meaning @ St Thomas's Church, Salisbury
Nov 22 all-day

For womens choir and harp, performed by the Godolphin Vocal Ensemble and Katie Salamon.

RCS Fridays at One: BBC Radio 3 – Ann-Helen Moen and Christian Ihle Hadland @ Stevenson Hall
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Grieg Haugtussa Op. 67

Sibelius:

Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte

Var det en dröm

Svarta rosor

Sibelius Improvisata Op.29

Grieg Sechs deutsche Lieder Op. 48

Ann-Helen Moen Soprano

Christian Ihle Hadland Piano

Ann-Helen Moen is a lyric soprano known for her clarity and beauty of tone as well as for the focus of her delivery whether in concert or on the opera stage. She has performed with some of the most distinguished ensembles and companies in the world, from the Bach Collegium Japan and the MDR Symphony Orchestra to the opera houses of Zurich and Hannover. We bring together soprano Ann-Helen Moen and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland to perform music of their home land.

RCS Masterclass with Anne-Helen Moen @ Ledger Recital Room
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm

Norwegian lyric soprano, Ann-Helen Moen leads our students in a masterclass following her Fridays at One recital.

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn @ Perth Concert Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents
The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn

Grammy nominated vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself and the SNJO is delighted that she has accepted their invitation to visit Scotland for the first time to join them in 3 exclusive concerts of fabulous jazz. One of the most exciting new vocalists in jazz today, Jazzmeia Horn draws on her love for iconic singers of the 1950’s and 60’s like Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, and has created a sound that is all her own with stunning vocals, soulful sensitivity, and an infectiously vibrant and vivacious onstage presence. Her superb debut album A Social Call was deservedly nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Jazz Vocal Album and she won the Jazz Journalist Association’s 2018 Up and Coming Musician of the Year.

www.snjo.co.uk

£27.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); SNJO Youth cardholders £5

Nov
23
Sat
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

In Concert with Jazzmeia Horn

“Jazzmeia has one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years” -Jon Hendricks

Jazzmeia Horn is arguably one of the most exciting new vocalists in jazz today.  With stunning vocals, soulful sensitivity, and vibrant onstage presence, Jazzmeia has rapidly gained a reputation as an artist of assured maturity and vocal confidence.  In 2018, her debut album  “The Social Call” was nominated for a Grammy Award as “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and she won the “Up and Coming Musician of the Year” from the Jazz Journalist Association.

‘The most talked-about jazz vocalist to emerge since Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter… she’s possessed of a sassy tone in the highest register and an array of nonverbal sounds that add drama, hinting at meanings in the music that goes beyond what fits on the page.’  New York Times

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted that Jazzmeia has accepted our invitation to join us for 3 exclusive concerts and we look forward to welcoming her to Scotland for the first time and to a wonderful programme of jazz

“Jazzmeia Horn IS the future of Jazz!” – Larry Rosen

“A singer who stands apart from many of her peers because she takes on every song she sings so naturally. Jazzmeia is a performer for whom every word, gesture, and ornament becomes an expression of her total conviction and she completely comes alive in the moment” -London Jazz News

Nov
24
Sun
Sally Beamish and Capriccio Ensemble @ Seaford Music Society, St Leonard's Church, Seaford
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

Featuring Quintets by Mozart and Brahms and a chance to meet and hear music by Seaford’s Kenneth V. Jones, composer of numerous film scores

Sally will be performing as part of the ensemble and talking to Kenneth Jones about his life and work.

Marcus Blunt: Aspects of Saturn @ Music Hall, Aberdeen
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA
conducted by GARRY WALKER
with SIMON SMITH (piano)

Ibert: Hommage à Mozart
James Dillon: Fujin for piano solo
Beethoven: Fourth piano concerto
Marcus Blunt: Aspects of Saturn (for string orchestra)
Mozart: Symphony No 39

Tickets £15, students/unemployed £7.50
Accompanied schoolchildren free

In Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto, Aberdeen Sinfonietta is joined by the pianist Simon Smith, who has been described in The Scotsman as “a phenomenon – nothing daunts him technically or musically”.  He will also play the Scottish composer James Dillon’s Fujin, written in 2011: the title refers to the Japanese god of the wind.  The other contemporary work in the programme is Marcus Blunt’s beautiful and intriguing Aspects of Saturn. The concert begins with Ibert’s very lively Hommage à Mozart, and ends appropriately with the first of Mozart’s three great final symphonies

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn @ Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

“Jazzmeia has one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years” -Jon Hendricks

Jazzmeia Horn is arguably one of the most exciting new vocalists in jazz today.  With stunning vocals, soulful sensitivity, and vibrant onstage presence, Jazzmeia has rapidly gained a reputation as an artist of assured maturity and vocal confidence.  In 2018, her debut album  “Social Call” was nominated for a Grammy Award as “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and she won the “Up and Coming Musician of the Year” from the Jazz Journalist Association.

‘The most talked-about jazz vocalist to emerge since Cécile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter… she’s possessed of a sassy tone in the highest register and an array of nonverbal sounds that add drama, hinting at meanings in the music that go beyond what fits on the page.’  New York Times

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is delighted that Jazzmeia has accepted our invitation to join us in three exclusive concerts and we look forward to welcoming her to Scotland for the first time.

“Jazzmeia Horn IS the future of Jazz!” – Larry Rosen

“A singer who stands apart from many of her peers because she takes on every song she sings so naturally. Jazzmeia is a performer for whom every word, gesture, and ornament becomes an expression of her total conviction and she completely comes alive in the moment” -London Jazz News