Cello Concerto to receive second performance

Edward Gregson’s new cello concerto, A Song for Chris, premiered in May 2007 at the RNCM International cello Festival and dedicated to Christopher Rowland, the former Director of Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music who sadly died recently, is to receive a second performance.

The College will be holding a memorial concert for Chris on Tuesday 16 October to celebrate his life and achievements. The concert, which will be held in the Haden Freeman Concert Hall commencing at 7.30pm, will feature quartets and students who studied with him during his long and distinguished tenure at the College. …

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New Chandos recording of Gregson concertos

Chandos Album CoverFollowing the highly successful CD release of Gregson concertos on the Chandos label in 2003, three more concertos were recorded in September 2007 by the same company.

On this second volume disc there are premiere recordings of his Trumpet Concerto (1983), Concerto for Piano and Wind (1997), and his more recent Saxophone Concerto (2006). The soloists are Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Nelson Goerner (piano), and Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone). The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Clark Rundell, who has conducted a number of works by the composer.

Release of the new CD is July 2008.

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New Gregson Site Now Live

Select Performers is proud to announce the new edwardgregson.com web site is now live. It has been a huge project, designing from the ground up. It has a fresh new look and has been designed to be more accessible and easier to use.

Over the coming weeks, more content will be added, such as more recordings in the discography section as well as more compositions in the work section.

With the transition from the old site to this one, you may encounter a few incorrect links. We ask you to be patient as we iron out these issues over the …

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