2020: Gregson’s 75th birthday year -

Read more about the preparations to mark Edward Gregson’s 75th birthday year in this article published by his publisher, Novello. Edward Gregson 75 in 2020

RNCM Brass Band Festival 2020 celebrates Edward Gregson’s 75th birthday -

RNCM Brass Band Festival: 24-26 January 2020 The 2020 RNCM Brass Band Festival will feature several works by Edward Gregson (see below), marking the start of his 75th birthday year.  Some of the best bands and finest brass soloists in the world will perform at this popular annual event in Manchester, and the programme will … Continued

Gregson’s ‘The Salamander and the Moonraker’ nominated for Ivors Composer Award -

Edward Gregson’s enchanting work, The Salamander and the Moonraker (An Adventure Story in Music), has been nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 (formerly British Composer Award) in the ‘Amateur or Young Performers’ category. The story tells of the adventures of some children caught up in the magical realms beyond Earth who are transported into … Continued

World premiere of Gregson’s Oboe Concert -

The world premiere of Edward Gregson’s new work, ‘A Vision in a Dream – Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra’, a BBC commission, is to take place on Saturday 8 February 2020 in Leeds Town Hall and marks the composer’s 75th birthday later in the year. It will be performed the BBC Philharmonic with Principal Oboe, … Continued

Gregson speech strikes major chord at BBE Conference -

Edward Gregson made a recent appearance as the Keynote Speaker at the first annual conference of Brass Bands England, the representative body for brass bands in England, and partly funded by Arts Council England. Gregson has been an important advocate for brass bands throughout his career, and of course is widely regarded as one of … Continued

New Gregson CD project details announced -

A new CD of the music of Edward Gregson is to be recorded in June at the Henry Wood Hall in London, on the Chandos Records label. Entitled Music for Symphonic Brass and Percussion, it will feature two large-scale works: Symphony in two movements and Music of the Angels, together with various fanfares written over … Continued

Groundbreaking European consortium commission announced -

Groundbreaking European consortium commission announced Edward Gregson will celebrate his 75th birthday in July 2020, and in a unique collaboration between five European partner countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK) the composer has been commissioned to write a new work for their National brass band competitions in 2020/2021 – a fitting tribute … Continued