Performances 1997

Tuesday January 28th 1997, 8pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham UK
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 150th Anniversary Concert
Andrew Downes: Concert Overture: 'Towards a New Age'
(World Premiere)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Constantine


Thursday February 13th 1997, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: A St Luke Passion
UCE Chorus
Birmingham Conservatoire Sinfonia
Conductor Stephen Lloyd


Saturday April 12th 1997, 3.30pm
Free Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: String Quartet No 1 (movement 2: Andante)
(String Orchestra performance)
Pupils Orchestra, directed by Cynthia Downes


Friday April 18th 1997, 8pm
Rowe Recital Hall, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
UNC Charlotte Flute Choir
Conductor Mark Thomas


Sunday April 20th 1997, 7.30pm
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
University of New Mexico Flute Ensemble
Conductor Tedeu Coelho


Saturday May 3rd 1997
Teatro de la Opera de Maracay
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Sunday May 4th 1997
Teatro Teresa Carreno, Sala Jose Felix Ribas
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela
Conductor Carol Kniebusch Noe


Monday May 12th 1997, 3.30pm
Benslow Music Association, Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin, Herts
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Alla Sharova (violin)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Friday June 27th 1997, 3pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Andrew Downes: Fanfare for a Ceremony
Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Ensemble
Conductor Reginald Reid


Tuesday July 1st 1997, 7.30pm
Hagley Hall, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: String Quartet No 1 (movements 1 and 2)
Anna Downes, Cynthia Downes (violins)
Paula Downes (viola)
Yvonne Parsons (cello)


Friday August 1st 1997, 1.15pm
The Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir
Stratford-upon-Avon International Flute Festival Flute Choir
Conductor Jenny Brooks


Saturday August 2nd 1997 7.30pm
International Horn Course, Nove Straseci, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Horns
Czech Philharmonic Horns


Friday October 10th 1997, 7.45pm
Friends Meeting House, Hertford
Andrew Downes: Five Movements for Piano Quartet
(World Premiere)
- arrangement by Cynthia Downes of
Andrew Downes: Five Movements for Piano and String Orchestra
  
'Contrasts'
Alla Sharova (violin)
John Mayer (viola)
Thomas Gardner (cello)
Gillian Mayer (piano)


Sunday November 2nd 1997
The Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Royal Holloway Chapel Choir
Director Lionel Pike


Tuesday November 18th 1997, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Strings
(World Premiere)
Simon Dinnigan (acoustic guitar)
Fred T Baker (electric bass guitar)
Thallein Ensemble
Conductor Andrew Downes


Thursday November 27th 1997, 1pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Two Pianos and Strings
(UK Premiere)
Duo Scaramouche
Filippo Antonelli,
Malvina Renault
Avison Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Stephen Lloyd


Tuesday December 9th 1997, 7.30pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 4, scored for Concert Wind Band
(UK Premiere)
Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Orchestra
Conductor Guy Woolfenden


Thursday December 11th 1997, 8pm
St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: The Virgin's Cradle Hymn from Ballads for Christmas
Paula Downes (soprano solo)
Haybridge High School Girls' Choir
Maureen Lloyd Jones (piano)
Conductor Heather Fairs













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