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On Friday 28th June 2013 I will be conducting a John Williams concert with the BSO at The Anvil in Basingstoke starting at 7.45pm.
A spectacular concert which celebrates the music of the most prolific and successful film score composer ever. John Williams has been at the forefront of film music from the 1960s and since then has been awarded 5 Oscars, 17 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys and 5 BAFTAs. Many of the most popular films of recent times owe much of their success to his amazing music.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear a live symphonic performance of many of his most memorable themes. Including music from Jurassic Park, the Harry Potter Suite, Raiders of the Lost Ark March and the Star Wars Suite.
For tickets book here.
Two weeks after the John Williams Concert I will be at Symphony Hall in Birmingham with the London Concert Orchestra for a patriotic Last Night of the Summer Proms concert helping to celebrate summer with great classics crowned by a jubilant Proms finale. Saturday 13th July 2013 starting at 7.30pm. Book your tickets here.
Joining me will be special guest artists Richard and Adam Johnson (finalists from ITV1′s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’) as well as Paul Charles Clarke (tenor) and Richard Morrison (baritone.)
Well, we just couldn’t resist it after performing this concert two summers ago to such acclaim and cries for more – we are returning with an indoor version! Once again with the BSO we will be at the Bournemouth International Centre on Saturday 3rd August 2013 starting at 7.30pm. Relive the magical sounds of the seventies in this nostalgic trip back to a time of big hair and platform shoes, wide lapels and denim aftershave! Click here to book tickets.
I will be joined by the fantastic Annie Skates, Shèna Winchester, Lance Ellington and Andrew Playfoot as well as our very own Disco Band made up of London’s top West End and session players who will join the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a concert guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back. Crammed full of disco tracks by the BeeGees, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Donna Summer and Kool and the Gang as well as the hit songs I Will Survive, Don’t Take Away the Music and Disco Inferno plus many more, the concert will definitely not disappoint and will have audiences dancing in the aisles.
See what it’s all about and what people thought of the concerts;
A Bit About Me
Having worked with various groups and orchestras, I was asked to play in a West End show, “The Hunting of the Snark” by Mike Batt. This led to a run of different shows including “Crazy for You” “Martin Guerre” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lautrec” (What do you mean, you’ve never heard of it?!)
My first real conducting opportunity came when Jae Alexander (Musical Director) left “Crazy for You”. Paul Maguire took over the position which meant we needed an extra conductor for the show, and I was offered the job. From there I carried on as assistant conductor in the subsequent shows which was a truly memorable experience.
Through my West End contacts I am now working with Andy Barnwell fixing bands for shows as well as conducting big concerts including several with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.