Saturday 16 July 2022
St Laurence, Ludlow
Broken Bones Quartet
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Humperdinck, arr. Oliver Plant: Abendsegen from Hansel and Gretel
Beethoven: Three Equalis
Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Ingo Luis: Georgia on my Mind
Flor Peeters: Suite for 4 Trombones
Verdi, arr. Scott Hartman: Ave Maria from Othello
Bruckner, arr. Elwood Williams: Christus Factus Est
Harold Arlen arr. Elkjer: Somewhere over the Rainbow
Steven Verhelst: A Song for Japan
Myroslav Skoryk arr. Oliver Plant and Jude Radley: Melody
Broken Bones is a low brass quartet based in the West Midlands. The group was formed as students of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, with members having performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Glyndebourne Opera House, and Symphony Hall. They usually line-up with three trombones and tuba, however they also incorporate euphonium, a second tuba, as well as alto and bass trombones. They perform a wide variety of pieces from Opera classics to contemporary works and they are committed to expanding the low brass repertoire by regularly commissioning new music for this ensemble as well as arranging new works themselves.
Broken Bones are the current holders of the Bernard Brown Chamber Music Prize and were featured at the online Phillip Jones Brass Spectacular with the Musicians Company and Ursula Jones in July last year. The group are also passionate about bringing live chamber music to audiences across the West Midlands by regularly performing in local venues. Soon, they will be competing in the Maisie Lewis prize and the Phillip Jones Prize later this year as well as the Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize and the Leamington Music Prize closer to home.
Appearing by kind permission of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Free admission, unreserved seating, retiring collection.