World premiere of new Gregson cello concerto

April 2, 2007

Edward Gregson’s new concerto for cello and chamber orchestra – A Song for Chris – will receive its world premiere at the RNCM Manchester International Cello Festival on Thursday, 3 May in the Haden Freeman Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). The new work will be premiered by Li-Wei with the Manchester Camerata, conducted by Douglas Boyd.

The work is dedicated to Christopher Rowland, Director of Chamber Music at the RNCM, who is valiantly fighting cancer and who is a close colleague and friend of the composer.

The concerto lasts for some eighteen minutes and is cast in …

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Gregson Saxophone Concerto Radio Broadcast

May 9, 2006

Edward Gregson’s new saxophone concerto will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday, 30th May at 2pm. His Violin Concerto is also being performed.

  • Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1*
  • Gregson Violin Concerto **
  • Cyril Scott Early One Morning **
  • Elgar In the South – Overture ***
  • Gregson Saxophone Concerto ****
  • Gianandrea Noseda conductor *
  • Martyn Brabbins conductor **
  • Vassily Sinaisky conductor ***
  • Clark Rundellconductor ****
  • Olivier Charlier violin
  • Nobuya Sugawa saxophone
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World premiere of new saxophone concerto

April 26, 2006

Edward Gregson, Principal of the RNCM, has written a new saxophone concerto which will receive its world premiere at the final concert of Sonic Skylines, a festival of contemporary music by composers living and working in Manchester.

The saxophone concerto is the latest in a series of concertos Gregson has composed since the beginning of his career, all of which have been written for distinguished soloists commencing with the Horn Concerto (written for Ifor James in 1971), and more recently the highly acclaimed Clarinet Concerto (for Michael Collins in 1994), Concerto for Piano and Winds (for John McCabe in 1997), …

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Two New Gregson CDs Released

February 7, 2006

Two new compact discs have been released containg works by Edward Gregson. Budget CD giant, Naxos have released a disc of British Tuba Concertos which contains a new recording of the Orchestral version of Gregson’s Tuba Concerto performed by James Gourlay and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

Brass Band specialist Doyen Recordings have released a new CD under the title History of Brass Band Music – the Modern Era 1970-2000. This disc was recorded at Dewsbury Town Hall in April 2005 and was released in January this year. This contains a new recording of Gregson’s …

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