Tag Archives: world

Brendan’s Latest Solo Project… NOT JUST A TRUMPET!

‘NOT JUST A TRUMPET!’ This concert will be a first for me. Just me and a trumpet versus the audience. No piano, no organ, no orchestra. Just me! It will take place on MONDAY NOVEMBER 23rd, 8pm in the brand new MUSIC ROOM … Continue reading

Posted in About Brendan Ball, The Brass Section, The Tour Blogs & Brendan's Solo Blogs, The Trumpet o-iii<O | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

3. RLPO Japan Tour 2015 – Yokohama

The RLPO JAPAN TOUR 2015 continues a pace. The second concert is taking place in Yokohama at the Minato Mirai Hall. The programme the orchestra and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko will be offering on this occasion is… Stravinsky : Firebird … Continue reading

Posted in The Tour Blogs & Brendan's Solo Blogs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hooray! The All New Liverpool Philharmonic Hall!

Well, this is a very exciting day! Having been closed for six months, Liverpool Philharmonic is reopening this evening at 5.30pm to the public for our 7.30pm concert. Stage one of the £14million redevelopment is complete and the Royal Liverpool … Continue reading

Posted in The Tour Blogs & Brendan's Solo Blogs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hammer Blow Of Fate!

The final movement of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is punctuated by three hammer blows. Alma Mahler quotes her husband as saying that these were three mighty blows of fate befallen by the hero, “the third of which fells him like a … Continue reading

Posted in About Brendan Ball | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Cut Music Education!

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By Brian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

Posted in The Brass Section, The Trumpet o-iii<O | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World Series (Orchestra version!) – BSO brass versus SLSO brass!!!

Boston Symphony Brass (with Seiji Ozawa) go head-to-head with St Louis Brass ahead of the  World Series… In a video posted to the BSO’s YouTube account hours before the Red Sox host the Cardinals in Game 1, the brass section of each … Continue reading

Posted in The Brass Section | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall…

Japan to open ‘world’s first’ inflatable concert hall 2013-09-25 21:00 Tokyo – A giant purple structure believed to be the world’s first inflatable concert hall is to open on Japan’s disaster-hit northeastern coast, promoters said on Wednesday. British sculptor Anish … Continue reading

Posted in About Brendan Ball | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swiss Alpine horn players break record on mountaintop

      A gathering of 508 alphorn players broke the world record for the largest ensemble of people playing the alphorn, on the Gornergrat in front of the Matterhorn mountain. (Ruben Sprich/Reuters) Posted by Reuters – 18 August 2013 … Continue reading

Posted in The Brass Section | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Legendary Trumpet Story

I was reading Crispian Steele-Perkins’ wonderful book, ‘TRUMPET.’ It is a great read and very informative. It is part of the Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides series, published by Kahn & Averill, London. Amongst, the very entertaining anecdotes was the following … Continue reading

Posted in The Trumpet o-iii<O | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment