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Tredegar head to Newbury for next major performance

Tredegar will mix a little bit of fun into their preparations for a heavyweight musical programme at the Newbury Festival this weekend.

Tredegar
  The Welsh band hopes to make another huge impression with their performance of 'So Spoke Albion'

Fresh from their critically acclaimed performances at the recent European Championships in Birmingham, Tredegar will add to their high-profile CV of concert performances at the Newbury Festival this Sunday (May 15th).

Over the last 40 years it has become one of the most important Festivals in the UK musical landscape, with the Welsh band joining the likes of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tasmin Little, Dame Jane Glover, the Oculi Ensemble and The Sixteen in giving performances at the Corn Exchange Theatre during May.

So Spoke Albion

The afternoon concert (3.00pm) will feature 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins, the work that created such an impression at Symphony Hall last weekend, as well as the Berlioz overture 'Le Corsair', and a trio of Vaughan Williams' works with his 'Suite 49th Parallel', 'Rhosymedre' and 'Variations for Bras Band'.

Euph star Yu-Han Yang will perform Philip Wilby's majestic 'Euphonium Concerto', whilst their demanding programme will be topped and tailed by 'Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare' by Strauss and 'MacArthur Park'.

The afternoon concert (3.00pm) will feature 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins, the work that created such an impression at Symphony Hall last weekend4BR

New audiences

MD, Ian Porthouse told 4BR: "With the months ahead seeing us perform concerts in Birmingham and at The Proms we are delighted to continue to reach out to new audiences by showing the very best of serious brass band repertoire."

However, Ian also revealed that as part of the Newbury Festival's outreach initiative the band will perform a short 30 minute 'family fizzer' concert in the local bandstand at 12 noon.

"That's going to be great fun for passers-by,"he said. "There's everything from 'Mr Jums' to 'Hootenanny' for that, so we are going to have a great deal of fun too."

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