Coming up in 2023…

Film music concert with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Performances of my new arrangements for the New Century Chamber orchestra in San Francisco, directed by Daniel Hope. Music by Schubert, Lili Boulanger, Debussy and Humperdink.

Performances of arrangements for Nils Landgren, Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Performance of ‘Berlin 1938’ arrangement at the Verbier Festival following this year’s successful performances in San Francisco.

When arranging I have my screens rotated to ‘portrait’ so that I can get a complete page of an orchestra score on the screen.

America – Daniel Hope

For me a very important new album recently released on Deutsche Grammophon as I have arranged almost all of it. The only piece that didn’t need arranging was Copland’s ‘Rodeo’ as it was already written for strings. New suites for solo violin and strings by Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and individual pieces by Copland, Duke Ellington, Cooke, Ward and Price – a unique tour through the different voices of American music.

I arranged the Kurt Weill Suite in 2014 for concert use and publication by Schott. It was originally written for full symphony orchestra and is now re-arranged for strings plus jazz guitar and drums. The Gershwin Suite for violin and strings followed in 2018 and jazz trio was added later. Then came the Bernstein West Side Story Suite in 2019, accepted by the Bernstein Estate and published by Boosey and Hawkes. It’s a thrill to have them all together on one album and my heartfelt thanks to Daniel for so many wonderful ideas and commissions.

Oliver Davis recording

I’m very excited to be going back to Air Studios in November with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to record two new albums of music by Oliver Davis, having already conducted his albums Flight, Liberty, Dance, and Arcadia. Here below is a picture from a previous recording session at Abbey Road with Oliver and Kerenza Peacock in the middle and myself on the right.