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.
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
classical works feature in a Sunderland Symphony Orchestra concert at
Durham Town Hall on Sunday at 7pm with Ray Farr, pictured, conducting.
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.
programme opens at Sunderland Minster tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets in both
cases are £8 with concessions at £5 on the door.