Onyx Brass

Onyx Brass

Playing in Dublin, Letterkenny, Dundalk, New Ross, Birr, Clifden, Navan and Mullingar Torbjörn Hultmark, trumpet, Daniel Newell, trumpet, [17-21 April incl.] Niall Keatley, trumpet, [22nd – 28th April, incl.], Jocelyn Lightfoot, horn Amos Miller, trombone, David Kendall, tuba

Tour Dates

17 Apr The Coach House, Dublin Castle
18 Apr Regional Cultural Centre
20 Apr Anaverna House
21 Apr St Mary’s Church
22 Apr Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
23 Apr Station House Theatre
24 Apr Solstice Arts Centre
25 Apr Mullingar Arts Centre

 

Torbjörn Hultmark (trumpet) 

Daniel Newell (trumpet) [17-21 April incl.]

Niall Keatley (trumpet) [22nd – 28th April, incl.]

Jocelyn Lightfoot (horn)

Amos Miller (tromboneDavid Kendall (tu

Torbjörn Hultmark, trumpet

Daniel Newell, trumpet, [17-21 April incl.]

Niall Keatley, trumpet, [22nd – 28th April, incl.]

Jocelyn Lightfoot, horn

Amos Miller, trombone

David Kendall, tuba

 Dubbed ‘easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain’ by BBC Music magazine, the Onyx Brass ensemble has bedazzled audiences and critics alike all over Europe and the USA. Their mission:  to present the brass quintet as a serious medium for chamber music, with a special interest in bringing new works to the widest possible audience. To that end they have performed and recorded world premières by such musical big hitters as Jonathan Dove, Bob Chilcott, John McCabe, Judith Bingham and Michael Nyman.

Why do audiences love them so much? The quintet consists of top-notch players with principal positions in The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of English National Opera, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. But the secret to their success lies in their utterly infectious enthusiasm for the repertoire and their ability to charm and educate their audience in equal measure. A must for lovers of classical and contemporary music at its finest. All doubters, prepare to be converted!

Programme
Maynard: Fanfare
Shostakovich: G major fugue
Bach: G major Fugue "The Great"
MacRae: Two Cairns
Bach: Fugue in A flat major
Shostakovich: Fugue in A flat major
Copland: Rodeo (Three Dance Episodes), arr. Joseph Hollings
Ives: Variations on "America", arr. Howey
Andrew Hamilton: New work commissioned for Onyx Brass
Jackson: Anything But
Mick Foster: Hamlet Stories
Various Songs from the Shows

 

 

 

17 Apr The Coach House, Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
8pm 01 6719429 / www.musicnetwork.ie Music Network
18 Apr Regional Cultural Centre
Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm 074 9129186 Regional Cultural Centre
20 Apr Anaverna House
Ravensdale, Dundalk, Co. Louth
8pm 042 9371490 Anaverna
21 Apr St Mary’s Church
Church Street, New Ross, Wexford
8pm 051 421766 / 425845 Music for New Ross
22 Apr Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly
8pm 057 912 2911 / www.birrtheatre.com Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
23 Apr Station House Theatre
Clifden, Co. Galway
8pm 095 21699 Clifden Arts Society
24 Apr Solstice Arts Centre
Railway Street, Navan, Meath
8pm 046 9092300 / www.solsticeartscentre.com Solstice Arts Centre
25 Apr Mullingar Arts Centre
Lower Mount Street, Mullingar, Weatmeath
8pm 044 9347777 Mullingar Arts Centre

"Supremely virtuoso, resplendent and dramatic, questing and deft...all delivered with a liberated and characterful imagination… some of the most thrilling chamber brass-playing of its kind."

- Gramophone Magazine

"You have hit the jack-pot with these artists. Our audience just loved them. Almost a week later people are calling me about how much they enjoyed the concert."

- Holly Thomas, Artistic Director, Candlelight Concert Society, Columbia