New CD release -

A new CD of Gregson’s brass band music will be released on 27 January 2017 at the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester, UK. This is Volume 6 of the ongoing series on the Doyen label of Gregson’s brass band music, a series that commenced in the early 1990s with Gregson himself conducting some of … Continued

Gregson to conduct premiere at RNCM Brass Band Festival -

On Friday 27 January, at the Royal Northern College of Music’s Brass Band Festival weekend, Edward Gregson will be conducting the Black Dyke Band in the world premiere of his new work for brass band, Four Études. In the same concert Richard Marshall, principal cornet of the Black Dyke Band, will perform Gregson’s recently written Cornet Concerto. … Continued

‘Edward Gregson at 70’ concert to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 -

A concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on 6 January to celebrate Edward Gregson’s 70th birthday is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Afternoon on 3’ on Tuesday 20 September from 15.00. British pianist Ronan O’Hora performs Homages, Edward Gregson’s rhythmic Concerto for Piano and Wind inspired by the piano concertos of Stravinsky, Bartók, … Continued

North American premiere of ‘Dream Song’ -

Edward Gregson’s large-scale symphonic work ‘Dream Song’ will receive its North American premieres in early June with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bramwell Tovey. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for the ‘Mahler in Manchester’ Festival of 2010, the work reflects the composer’s relationship with Mahler’s music, in particular the 6th Symphony, the work which formed the main part … Continued

Edward Gregson on adjudicating duties -

Edward Gregson continues his 70th birthday celebrations with a number of adjudicating roles. On 15 April he will chair the jury for the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award 2016, to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and broadcast live on the BBC’s Radio 2 national station. Then, on 19 April, … Continued

The Gregson Connection -

On Saturday 23rd April a concert will take place in Kettering featuring the Virtuosi GUS Band and the Belcanto Female Voice Choir, celebrating the 70th birthday of Edward Gregson, one of the foremost UK composers of his generation, and who for many years was also Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. The … Continued

Gregson Festival to take place in Oslo -

The Norwegian Armed Forces Staff Band [Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps] is hosting a mini-festival celebrating the music of Edward Gregson on April 9 at the Ridehuset, Akershus Fortress, Oslo. Three concerts of the Novello composer’s work will be presented by the Armed Forces Staff Band, the Oslo Brass Band and students from the Norwegian Academy of Music, directed by the … Continued

Black Dyke Band announces Edward Gregson as ‘Composer in Residence’ -

Black Dyke Band is thrilled to announce that through a three year initiative funded by Arts Council England, Edward Gregson has accepted the role of ‘Composer in Residence’. Edward Gregson is well known to the Black Dyke Band, having begun his association with the band in 1971 with the premier of his Horn Concerto. Other brass band … Continued

Classical Music: Favourite premiere experiences of 2015 -

Robert Beale, music critic of the Manchester Evening News and a regular contributor to Classical Music magazine, chose Gregson’s String Quartet as one of his favourite premieres of 2015:   One new work I would certainly have put in this slot was Edward Gregson’s string quartet (premiered by the Navarra Quartet in January for Manchester Mid-day … Continued

BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Gregson’s Piano Concerto -

The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gregson’s Concerto for Piano and Wind (‘Homages’) at a Maida Vale Invitation Concert on Wednesday 6 January at 2.30pm. The piano soloist will be Ronan O’Hora, and the BBCSO will be conducted by Michael Collins (for whom Gregson wrote his Clarinet Concerto, and who is now forging an … Continued

Edward Gregson to be Guest of Honour at Swedish Brass Band Festival -

In celebration of his recent 70th birthday, Edward Gregson is to be the guest of honour at the Swedish Brass Band Festival, to be held in Varnamo, Sweden, from 13-15 November. All the set test pieces to be played at the festival are by him, and there will also be music from his pen at … Continued

Edward Gregson on BBC Radio 2 -

This November BBC Radio 2 is celebrating the 70th birthday of composer Edward Gregson. Gregson met with BBC broadcaster and conductor Frank Renton in October and these interviews will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s “Listen To The Band” on Thursday 5 and Thursday 12 November 2015 at 23:30. Gregson speaks to Frank Renton about … Continued

Fanfare for PL -

New fanfare commissioned for Manchester’s High Sheriff

MPA Christmas Lunch -

Flourish for an Occasion to be performed at the MPA Christmas Lunch