Edward Gregson to be Guest Conductor of University of Manchester Wind Orchestra

April 4, 2008

On Saturday 26th April, Edward Gregson is to be the guest conductor at a special concert at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, University of Manchester. He will be conducting 4 of his works- Concerto for Piano and Wind, Festivo, The Kings Go Forth and Metamorphoses.

Murray McLachlan will be the piano soloist for Gregson’s Concerto for Piano and Wind. He is Head of Keyboard at Chethams School of Music of which Edward Gregson is a governor, and has performed many of the composers’ works before.

Tickets for the concert are available from …

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Edward Gregson to give guest lecture on his music at the University of Manchester

April 4, 2008

In recognition of the Honorary Professorship awarded to Edward Gregson by the University of Manchester in 1996, and his imminent retirement from his current position of Principal of the RNCM, Edward Gregson will give an illustrated lecture on his music. The lecture will be held at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama (Ground floor, Seminar Room G16) on Thursday 17th April, at 2.15pm.…

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BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Gregson Works

February 11, 2008

In February 2008, two Gregson works are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The premiere broadcast of the revised version of Variations on Laudate Dominum will be on ‘Afternoon on Three’ between 3.30pm and 4pm on February 29th, 2008.

On Monday 25th February, Prelude for an Occassion will be broadcast at some time between 3.30pm and 4pm.

It is possible to listen to these broadcasts online using the BBC Radio Player.…

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New recording of Divertimento

November 15, 2007

Brett Baker, Principal Trombone of Black Dyke Band and reknowned soloist, has recorded Edward Gregson’s Divertimento for trombone and piano on the Polyphonic label. This is the premiere commercial recording of the work, written in 1968 when Gregson had just completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.…

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