On Saturday 22 June an NMB concert, for solo and duo guitars, will be at the Friends Meeting House, Ship St., Brighton at 3pm. The guitarists will be Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth. The programme includes pieces by NMB members Phil Baker, Patrick Harrex, Guy Richardson, Peter Copley, John Hawkins and Barry Mills.
On Friday 21st June
at 7.30 as Part of the Music and Wine at St Luke’s
series, the exciting Dryads Duo will be playing music by NMB members Barry Mills
and John Hawkins
, plus Prokofiev’s first violin sonata and and a preview of a sonata by Gomes, which was inspired by the Prokofiev, to be released by the duo on CD in 2020.
On Sunday 16th June at 18:00 at Hamsey Church, Hamsey, Lewes BN8 5TB, a quartet from Musicians of All Saints will perform ‘Meditations on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia’ by Guy Richardson, plus quartets by Haydn and Frank Bridge.
On Saturday 8th June at 18:00 at St. Mary’s Church, 61 St. James’s Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PR Ivana Peranic and Jon Rattenbury performed duos and solo works for cello and guitar, including music by NMB members Patrick Harrex and Phil Baker. Other pieces include works by Henry Eccles, de Falla and Villa-Lobos.
On 11th May Ellie Blackshaw (violin) and David Elwin (piano) played ‘Cortège?’ by John Hawkins in a concert which also included Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke and Frank Bridge, at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Victoria Road, Brighton BN1 3FU,
On April 5th
a concert – in collaboration with Music and Wine at St Luke’s
– was given by Ivana Peranic
(‘cello) and Rachel Fryer
(piano) which included pieces for solo ‘cello by Phil Baker, Jonathan Clark, Patrick Harrex
and John Hawkins
followed by the Shostakovich Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano.
Our events for 2018 started with a concert given by The Duruflé Trio, flute, viola and piano, on June 17th at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton. Several pieces by NMB composers were included in their programme.
The second event was a memorial concert for Malcolm Lipkin, one of our original members, who died in 2017. This took place on October 6th at St Anne’s Church, Lewes. Musicians within NMB performed a selection of Malcolm’s works.
Our third event was Ellie Blackshaw Violin & Viola & Ric Graebner Piano playing NMB music at the Friends Meeting House on
Our fourth event was a collaboration with CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) Sussex, an ensemble which includes musicians with a wide variety of abilities and who perform works using flexible instrumental and/or vocal line-ups.
We were also in collaboration with the experimental clarinetist Luca Luciano to develop a project combining clarinet ( using extended techniques), dance, lighting and electronics.