NEW CONCERT SERIES – BBT WEDNESDAYS AT WILTON’S Room to Play – Trust in the Music
In association with Wilton’s Music Hall (London’s oldest and last surviving grand music hall), BBT is presenting a series of concerts on the final Wednesday of each month from February to June 2015 to showcase some of the talented young musicians who have recently won BBT awards and fellowships. Radiating virtuosity, experimentation and a profound passion for their instruments, they will be some of the first players in what will be Wilton’s newly repaired and expanded cocktail bar and performance space upstairs (the final phase of Wilton’s Capital Project due to be completed autumn 2015).
Pianist and composer Kate Whitley launches the series on 25 February in the main hall with a contemporary programme including her own works, plus guest artist, guitarist Sean Shibe, who will have his own ‘upstairs’ evening on Wednesday 25 March. In April (29th) and May (27th) come two Dutch musicians, bent on proving the beauty and versatility of their instruments – recorder player Erik Bosgraaf and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek. Rounding off the series is young horn supremo Alec Frank-Gemmill (24 June).
Romantic Impressions(GEN 15335: February 2015 release) A song slumbers in all things… The secret source of many romantic compositions lies in song – and wistful songs and slumbering melodies are at the heart of the music chosen for this CD. Violin/piano duo, Byol Kang and Boris Kusnezow have chosen poignantly linked works by Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann and lyrical pieces by Edvard Grieg for their recording on Genuin Classics, supported by their 2012 BBT Fellowship.
There’s a chance for London audiences to hear Byol Kang and Boris Kusnezow live, showcasing several works from the CD at a live recital on 16 June 2015 as part of the Music at 22 Mansfield Street series of concerts in aid of the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release date: February 2015
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