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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Edward Gregson prepares a new version of his Symphony in two movements, originally written for brass band, for symphonic brass and percussion.
Navarra Quartet gives the first performance of Edward Gregson’s String Quartet
Edward Gregson returns to Toronto for the 2015 Festival of Brass
Edward Gregson’s Of Distant Memories chosen as test piece for the Norwegian National Brass Band Championships 2015
Edward Gregson begins his 70th birthday year celebrations with a world première and six works featured in the RNCM Festival of Brass
New fanfare commissioned for Manchester’s High Sheriff
Flourish for an Occasion to be performed at the MPA Christmas Lunch
Edward Gregson chaired the jury of the PRS for Music/ESO Composing Competition
Edward Gregson’s recent concerto for flute and ensemble, Aztec Dances, is to be broadcast next Tuesday 28 October at around 4.05 pm, on the BBC Radio 3 programme ‘Afternoon on 3’.
The famous Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (TKWO), under the baton of Maestro Douglas Bostock, will be performing Edward Gregson’s evergreen symphonic suite ‘The Sword and the Crown’ this coming Sunday at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Hall.
A new work, commissioned by the English Schools’ Orchestra and funded by PRS for Music, was premiered at a concert in London in November.
New Release of Gregson’s orchestral music on the Chandos label