Performances 2009

Thursday January 29th 2009, 7.30pm
Morphy Recital Hall, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan
(USA Premiere)
Marc Fink oboe
Todd Wellbourne piano

Saturday 31st January 2009, 2.30pm
Pump Rooms, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Illustrated Lecture:
The English composer Andrew Downes talks about his musical heritage, and the influences of many styles on his compositions
with recorded illustrations from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, John Mitchinson, Sarah Walker, the strings of the CBSO and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Thursday 12th February 2009, 12.05pm
MIT Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Lost Love
Paula Downes soprano
Jen Bliss recorder
Hannah Thomas cello
David Trippett harpsichord


Saturday February 28th 2009, 7.30pm
Martinu Hall, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano
Brahms Trio Prague (Monika Vrabcova, violin; Ondrej Vrabec, horn; Daniel Wiesner, piano)


Saturday February 28th 2009, 7.30pm
Recital Room, Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University
Andrew Downes: Songs of Love (UK Premiere)
Jenny Saunders soprano
Julian Hellaby piano


Sunday March 1st 2009, 7.30pm
Birmingham Town Hall, England
Andrew Downes: Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere)
Duncan Honeybourne piano
Central England Ensemble
Anna Downes leader
Anthony Bradbury conductor


Tuesday March 3rd 2009, 7.30pm
Podebrady Castle, Podebrady, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Suite for 6 Horns (Czech premiere)
Horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Wednesday March 11th 2009, 7pm
Town Theatre, Jablonec, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano
Brahms Trio Prague (Monika Vrabcova, violin; Ondrej Vrabec, horn; Daniel Wiesner, piano)


Friday March 27th 2009, 7.30pm
Pusey Room, Memorial Church, Harvard University, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: Finished Fields (cycle of songs to poems by Wilfred Owen) (USA premiere)
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


Sunday March 29th 2009, 11am
Harvard Memorial Church
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes:  The Lord is my Shepherd
Harvard University Choir (cond. Edward E Jones)
This performance will be broadcast live, and can be
accessed in the UK via internet at www.whrb.org at 4pm (UK time)


Sunday March 29th 2009, 12 noon
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), Wisconsin, USA
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan
Marc Fink oboe
Todd Wellbourne piano


Thursday April 2nd 2009, 1.10pm
Music Auditorium, Monash University
Clayton,Victoria, Australia
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Contrabass Flute and Piano (World Premiere)
Peter Sheridan (contrabass flute)
Claire Cooper (piano)


Friday May 1st 2009, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Concert Overture: Towards a New Age
Hagley Community Orchestra conducted by Cynthia Downes


Sunday May 3rd 2009, 12 noon
Barbican Centre, London
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Kings Flute Choir directed by Sagar Masani


Sunday May 17th 2009, 10am
Old North Church, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Old North Church Senior Choir
Conductor Maria VanKalken


Friday May 29th 2009, 1.15pm
Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano (Australian premiere)
Bridget Graham (violin)
Andrew Young (horn)
Lauren Simpkins (piano)


Wednesday June 3rd 2009, 11.10am
Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham
(Conservatoire Oboe Competition, first round - see next entry)
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan
Victoria Booth (oboe)


Wednesday June 17th 2009, 11.30 am
Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham
(Conservatoire Oboe Competition, prize-winning final round)
Andrew Downes: Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan
Victoria Booth (oboe)


Wed 17th June 2009, 1pm
Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts,
St. Mary's Church, Weymouth
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Fri 26th June 2009, 7.30pm
St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Andrew Downes: In Memoriam Herbert Howells
Duncan Honeybourne (piano)


Friday 31st July 2009, 1pm
St Peter's Church, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset
Andrew Downes: Piano Sonata no 1 (first movement)
Alex Hoang (piano)


Sunday 16th August 2009
USA National Flute Convention
Marriot Marquis, Times Square, New York
Andrew Downes: Song of the Eagle
Texas Woman's University/Brookhaven Flute Choir
Conductor Pamela Youngblood


Tuesday 27th October 2009, 7.30pm
Margo Jones Performance Hall, Texas Women's University,
Denton, Texas, USA
Andrew Downes: Mountain Song
Texas Woman's University/Brookhaven Flute Choir
Conductor Pamela Youngblood

Tuesday 27th October
Sigurd Lie Hall, Kristiansand, Norway
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Agder Universty Flute Ensemble


Sunday November 1st 2009, 3.30pm (Evensong)
Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, Birmingham
Andrew Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Birmingham Cathedral Choir
conductor Marcus Huxley


Saturday November 7th 2009, 7.30pm
Frazer Noble Hall, Leicester
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
The Souls of the Righteous
Kingfisher Chorale, conductor David Fisher


Sunday November 15th 2009, 6pm
Chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge (Evensong Service)
Andrew Downes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Runnymede Service)
Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Director Sarah MacDonald


Wednesday 2nd December 2009
Recital Hall, Joseph Clayes III Performing Arts Centre,
California State University
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
California State University Flute Ensemble
Director Cynthia Ellis


December 2009
Completion and release of 5 short films
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)

2009
Recording for CD entitled 21st Century Gems
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Uptown Flutes directed by Virginia Schulze-Johnson




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