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Brass fest begins

Friday, 2nd July 2010

BRASS players are blowing up a storm across Durham from this weekend as the Brass 2010 International Festival begins with performances on the city’s streets, squares and bridges from tomorrow morning, and concerts showcasing brass music from trad to funk,  jazz to classical.

Neil Hillier, Durham County Council's strategic manager for heritage and culture, says: "Our festival's gaining a growing global reputation. Its versatility enables talented young amateur players to perform alongside professional musicians."

Two classical works feature in a Sunderland Symphony Orchestra concert at Durham Town Hall on Sunday at 7pm with Ray Farr, pictured, conducting.

Northern Sinfonia's principal trumpeter Richard Martin will perform Hummel's concerto in E flat, and Joe Cook from the Black Dyke Band is the soloist in Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto.

This programme opens at Sunderland Minster tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets in both cases are £8 with concessions at  £5 on the door.

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