The article starts: “September 2008 is a very
significant month for Edward
Gregson. It will be the first
time in decades that he hasn’t had
to return to an academic post after
the long summer vacation, having
just retired after 12 years as
Principal of the Royal Northern
College of Music (RNCM) in
Manchester. While over in
Birmingham, his Rococo Variations
will be premièred at the British
Open Championships on 13
September, Gregson’s first brass
band test-piece for 17 years.”
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Edward Gregson talks to journalist Robert Beale in the current issue of Classical Music (Sept 13 issue) about his time as Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, a position he held for twelve years and from which he retired this July. He reflects on his successes and frustrations in a candid interview, discusses the current state of conservatoire education, and reveals his plans for the future.
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This coming Tuesday (7th October, 2008) as part of the BBC Radio 3’s Play to the Nation series which celebrates amateur orchestras across the UK, Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gregson’s Metamorphoses.
BBC Radio 3‘s Performance on 3 starts at 7pm (UK time) with a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 and No. 3 by the London Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Valery Gergiev). At around 9pm, the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will perform Metamorphoses.…Read More
Edward Gregson has written a new song entitled Remember, a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti. The song, scored for soprano, recorder, oboe, violin and cello, has been specially commissioned by the Ida Carroll Trust and will be premiered at a special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Sir John Manduell, Gregson’s predecessor as principal of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
The concert is part of the Park Lane Group’s 08/09 Anniversary season and will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League, London, on Monday 20 October.…Read More