The program of concerts of the XIV international Winter arts festival in Sochi

Brass benefit night

From baroque to contemporary
February 20, 2021
Beginning at 17.00
Organ Hall
Concert description

The performance of “brass ensembles” as a special branch of music and performing art, standing at the crossroads of academic and jazz styles, has become another tradition of Yuri Bashmet’s music festivals. This time the audience will not see a “regular” ensemble: four musicians will come together on the stage of the Organ Hall of the Sochi Philharmonic Society to present the public with the breadth and variety of the world of brass instruments.

The concert participants are well-known performers and teachers who have given concerts and master-classes in Europe, Asia and the USA. Native Swiss horn player Olivier Darbellay (soloist with the Bern Symphony Orchestra and the Basel Chamber Orchestra, professor at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and the Musikhochschule in Zurich) and trombonist and conductor David Brusche-Lally (former soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, founder of the Aura Consort ensemble, professor at the University of the Arts in Zurich) have already been guests of the Sochi festival as teachers. They will be joined by Daniel Schedeli, soloist with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra and Lucerne Chamber Brass, and Bill Williams, American trumpeter, professor at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

The concert programme covers the musical spectrum of the Baroque and the present. Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto, arranged by F. Johns, and a medley of Vivaldi themes for tuba solo(!) are interspersed with Poulenc’s Sonata and Trio by Norwegian composer Trygve Madsen; an original piece by Glazunov with Britten’s Russian Funeral; the finale of Brahms’ French horn trio with fanfare pieces by classical American musicians Bernstein and Copland. The concert will conclude with jazz compositions by Todd Thibaud and Pierre Gabay’s witty piece ‘Rest’.

Program of the concert

Brass-benefit night
Olivier Darbellay (French horn, Switzerland)
David Brusche-Lalli (trombone, Switzerland)
Bill Williams (trumpet, USA)
Daniel Schedeli (tuba, Switzerland)

The concert features students from the Instrumental Department of the International Academy of Music and soloists from the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
«Fanfare for the Common Man»
For winds and percussion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Major, BWV1048
(arranged by Philip Jones)

Dominique Roggen (b. 1948)
“Roggen-Vivaldi” for tuba solo

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
“In modo religioso, op.38 for brass instruments

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
“Chorale, cadenza and fugato for trombone and piano”

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for trumpet, French horn and trombone, FP33a
Allegro moderato (Grazioso)
Andante (Très lent)
Rondeau (Animé)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
“Russian funeral” for brass and percussion

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
“Fanfare for Bima” for brass

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Trio for violin, French horn and piano in E flat Major, Op. 40
Finale: Allegro con brio

Trygve Madsen (b. 1940)
Trio for French horn, tuba and piano op.110
Allegro moderato
Andante con moto

Kerry Turner (b. 1960)
“Farewell to Red Castle” op.8
Theme with variations for French horn octet

Tod Thibault (b. 1962)
“Kubana” and “Dixie” for brass quartet

Pierre Gabay (1930-2019)
“Récréation” (Rest) for trumpet, trombone, French horn and piano

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