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 2003 European Championships

 26 April-4 May 2003

Grand Closing Concert and EEBA Forum

YBS and Stavanger provide the entertainment at the traditional Gala Concert with an epic new piece from the pen of Derek Bourgeios entitle "Apocalypse" as the centre piece. Martin Winter who so impressed everyone at the recent Norwegian Championships is one of the featured soloists, whilst Stavanger back from their recent win in the USA will provide the rest of the programme in the second half.

There is also the chance to catch who will win the 2nd European Conductors competition as well.

Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag and BAYV Cory provide the entertainment on the day after the big event, whilst EBBA have an "Open Forum" on the Friday when a debate on how to fill a concert hall will take place. Interetsing topic after Prague?

Gala Concert and Final European Conductors competition
Grieghallen, Thursday, May 1st 2003 at 19.00 hours

Sandefjord Brass Symposium will do a short opening piece for the concert, and a short finishing piece after the three finalists of the European Conductors competition. The compositions in the Final are:

Dove Descending by Philip Wilby
Stonehenge by Jan van der Roost
Tristan Encounters by Martin Ellerby

The European Youth Brass Band under the direction of Helge Haukås will also play for 30 minutes. The Award Ceremony for the European conductors Competition will commence at the end of the concert.

Gala Concert
Grieghallen, Saturday, May 3rd 2003 at 20.00 hours

Anne-Grethe Strøm-Eriksen, from Bergen Kommune, will open the concert. The first part of the concert is a program of 30-minute traditional brass band music by Yorkshire Building Society, including a brand new composition called ‘Apocalypse’ by Derek Bourgeois. The second half of the program will be played by Stavanger Brass Band with a female singer, Martin Winter on trumpet and Øyvstein Bådsvik on tuba. Stavanger Brass Band will also play a new especially arranged piece, based on Norwegian folk music.

Sunday, May 4th
at 12.30

Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Reid Gilje
”Buy as you view Cory Band, Bob Childs
The European Youth Brass Band, Helge Haukås

Two of the very best Brass Bands of Europe meet in the closing concert of the European Brass Band Championships 2003. Both Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikkalg and “Buy as you view” Cory Band have played a major role in the European Brassband scene for more than 10 years. Eikanger won the EBBC in Norway in 1989, and has from that time been a roll model in European brassbanding.

It is a real pleasure to be able to again present Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag on the European scene, this time in concert together with the great Cory Band, and the members of the European Youth Brass Band, the future of European brass band scenes. Make sure your flight doesn’t leave before 16.00, so that you can experience this great closing concert.

Friday, May 3rd

Open Conference “From empty seats to big success for band events”
at 10.00 – 12.30

Gert Ohlsson is one of the gurus in concert and event marketing in Scandinavia.

Gert Ohlsson has had big success all over Scandinavia with his conferences and workshops on concert and event making, with focus on the main issue; how to get a big audience.
Everybody working with concerts, events, bands or other cultural activities will surely benefit from the thoughts of Gert Ohlsson. Meet a man who has “made it” with the audience. In this forum you will meet him both as a lecturer, as well as in debate.

Make sure to make a space in your schedule from 10 to 12.30 on Friday May 2nd.


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