Brass in Concert 2020
World of Brass In Concert
Tredegar Town (Conductor, Ian Porthouse) and Foden’s (Conductor, Russell Gray) Bands will present an Evening of Classical Brass in Sage One with Guest Soloist, Philip Cobb (Principal Trumpet, London Symphony Orchestra).
Tredegar Town have won the Welsh Championship for the past two years and Foden’s were the winning band at the National Championship of Great Britain in 2018. Both bands will be representing their countries at the European Championship in Palanga, Lithuania later this year.
Philip Cobb is a fourth generation Salvationist and comes from a family that is intrinsically linked with music making. In 2000 Philip gained a place in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and in the following year became the principal trumpet of the European Youth Orchestra before commencing his studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Upon successfully completing his studies, Philip had secured his position in the London Symphony Orchestra. With his busy schedule as a soloist, he has still continues to take an active interest in working with brass bands.
Classic Brass will appeal to brass band enthusiasts of all ages as well as lovers of good music The concert will be compered by the evergreen Frank Renton.