Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Postgraduate Research composer Nathan James Dearden's 'franz' recieved its world premiere on 11 June 2018 at the City of London's Guildhall, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent KG.
Composer Nathan James Dearden
This new set of fanfares for brass ensemble recieved their first performance (conducted by the composer) in the Old Library and Great Hall at the City of London's Guildhall, with around 300 special guests, sponsors and donors of the orchestra in attendance, and in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent KG.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's annual Summer Gala this year celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the orchestra's Education & Community Programme, one of the first orchestra's in the UK to place their eduction and outreach work front-and-centre of their output. In honour of this, all elements of the orchestra's outreach-based activities were represented, from the Young Artist's Scheme to Foyles Future First programme, 100 Hours initiative to the Open Ear Orchestra, plus not least the highly-acclaimed Young Composer's programme which Nathan was selected for in their 2016-17 cohort.
The LPO comment:
"For three decades the London Philharmonic Orchestra has taken itself off the concert platform and into the community, driven by the desire to share the power and wonder of orchestral music with everyone. On this Gala evening Vladimir Jurowski, the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, will conduct special guest artists in a spectacular performance that also showcases some of the inspirational educational work that goes on day to day, week to week."
For more information about the Gala itself or the work of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, please CLICK HERE