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Posts tagged: brass

NZSO Soloists – becoming as sounding brass

By , 28/07/2011
The irony of former Principal Horn Ed Allen's retirement from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra virtually on the eve of the Orchestral Brass Soloists' Tour wasn't lost on the writer of a section of the concert program, the part entitled "Musical Chairs". Replacing Ed Allen for the four-concert tour was Andrew Bain, (sporting the title "Guest Principal Horn"), in fact Principal Horn of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. But there's... read more

Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson

By , 27/01/2009
I should have known what to expect from the evening concert from the trombone quartet Bonanza – the name a creaky sort of pun. Though they’ve been around for 12 years, I had never heard them. I’m humbled. To call their performance an illustrated historical survey of the trombone, would give no hint of what the evening was actually like. The reason for choosing the cathedral as the venue was... read more

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