In February the incredible Ivo Neame (piano), Jasper Høiby (bass) and Jon Scott (drums) came to play a new version of my ‘Loop Concerto’ with the HARTLEY Loop Orchestra at Turner Sims. It was brilliant to work with the trio and University of Southampton students putting the project together and big thanks must go to the Music Department at the University and Turner Sims for backing it. A video has been made and is now up on youtube. One issue is that there is very little footage of Ivo as the camera footage corrupted…
I had a great time on Saturday conducting KCYO in the premiere of my new piano concerto for Ivo Neame and the orchestra. It was a great pleasure working with the orchestra and to collaborate with Ivo too. Thanks to all at Kent Music and Geoff Dixon in particular and thanks to Martin Hines and Kent Music for the terrific photos too…
Loop Concerto - KCYO 50th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, September 7, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages
Maidstone Leisure Centre
Maidstone, Kent, UK ME15 7RN
New work 'Loop Concerto' for jazz piano and orchestra will be premiered by the Kent County Youth Orchestra and pianist Ivo Neame. The full programme is:
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Britten - Four Sea Interludes
Oliver- Loop Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
Ben Oliver will conduct his piece, with the rest of the concert being conducted by Alan Vincent.
I was in Ashford this week working with the Kent County Youth Orchestra on my new piece for them Loop Concerto. It was great being with the orchestra for the week (just like old times) and excellent to work with the fantastic Ivo Neame on the piece. The work is for improvised piano and has relied on Ivo getting inside the piece. I’m really looking forward to the performance in Maidstone next week!