Having had the great pleasure of conducting Oliver Davis’ albums ‘Flight’, ‘Seasons’, ‘Dance’, ‘Liberty’, and ‘Arcadia’, he now presents ‘Blue’, released on 5th October 2023.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham 13th May 2023, presented by Tommy Pearson. Orchestra on top form.
A truly wonderful concert with a full house with the RPO on top form. This rather well timed photo seemed to capture the spirit of the evening! Solo pianist Dinara Klinton played Rachmaninov and Chopin very beautifully.
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.
Recently recorded Oliver’s new album with the RPO. Out next year. Wonderful music; wonderful playing.
Looking forward to our Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall again on December 20. The choir’s energy is overwhelming!
A very memorable concert and lovely to work with the BBC Concert Orchestra again.
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.
Royal Albert Hall
April 6th 2022
Thrilled and honoured to be conducting this concert of opera and musicals with the BBC Concert orchestra. Bryn is joined by Mezzo Soprano Angharad Lyddon, violinist Jennifer Pike and the Welsh of the West End vocal group.
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.