Although there is no British Open Championship this weekend, there is still the opportunity to hear two of the most successful bands in the contest's history on the Symphony Hall stage.
Black Dyke and Cory
Black Dyke and Cory will be performing at the Brass Gala Concert at Symphony Hall on Sunday 12th September (2.30pm) and are offering diverse programmes to ensure top class entertainment for brass band lovers.
Cory includes music from Edward Elgar with his iconic 'Severn Suite' as well as parts of their thrilling Brass in Concert title winning 'Jungle Book' set.
Black Dyke meanwhile pay a nod of musical metaphorical homage to the British Open with their PLC opener, 'Home of Legends' as well as bringing taste of the big band classics and a rousing 'Fire in the Blood' finisher.
The two will then join forces for massed band items that are sure to shake the foundations of the hall and its restructured surroundings that now provide a fantastic Symphony Hall visiting experience.
Tickets and programmes
Conductor: Philip Harper
Brass Machine (Mark Taylor arr. Philip Sparke)
The Severn Suite (Edward Elgar)
Elephant Patrol (Philip Harper)
Trust in Me (Sherman/Sherman arr. Harper)
Trombone soloist: Chris Thomas
La Suerte de los Tontos (J. J. Richards arr. Harper)
Conductor: Prof Nicholas Childs
Home of Legends (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) (Pablo de Sarasate arr. D. Childs)
Euphonium soloist: Daniel Thomas
Big Band Suite:
Sweet Georgia Brown (arr. G. Richards)
Lil' Darlin' (arr. P. Sparke)
Ol' Man River (arr. M. Freeh)
Kit soloist: Matt Rigg
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael arr. Bill Geldard)
Trombone soloist: Brett Baker
Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Liberty Bell March (Sousa)
Let's Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin arr. Goff Richards)
Procession to the Minster (Wagner arr. Howard Snell)