Performances 2011

Wednesday February 2nd 2011
Sound recording for Films by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes: Finished Fields
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


February 2011
Sound recording for Films by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes: Old Love's Domain

Andrew Downes: Songs of Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


Friday February 4th 2011, 7.30pm
Queens Chapel of the Savoy, Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0DA
Andrew  Downes: The Souls of the Righteous
Convivium
Conductor Neil Ferris


Sunday February 13th 2011
Recital Room, Hanbury Music School, Old Swinford Hospital School
Sound recording for Films by Paula Downes
Andrew Downes: Lost Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
Sarah Mondon (flute)
Joanne Jefferis (cello)
David Trippett (piano)



Sunday February 20th 2011, 1pm
Gimlemoen, Kristiansand, Norway
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Agder University Flute Ensemble



Sunday February 27th 2011, 6pm
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Birmingham Flute Day
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
National Flute Choir
Conducted by Kenneth Bell


Thursday March 3rd 2011
Universite Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France
Andrew Downes: Far from the Madding Crowd (DVD of opera)
Included as part of paper on adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, given by Dr Lorence Estanove.



Wednesday March 23rd 2011, 10.30am
Hasbury Methodist Church, Halesowen, West Midlands
University of the 3rd Age
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, and many other exciting performers.



Monday April 4th 2011, 8pm
Nicholas Music Center
New Brunswick
New Jersey, USA
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land
Rachel Hall (soprano)
Jordan Smith (soprano saxophone)
Kathy Shanklin (piano)



Saturday April 23rd 2011, 3pm
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Andrew Downes: In the Gardens of Burdwan
James Drayton (oboe)
Paul Schwartz (piano)



Saturday April 30th,  7.30pm
Cedar Hills United Church of Christ
Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for 8 Flutes
Rose City Flute Choir
Conductor Phyllis Louke



Wednesday May 11th 2011, 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Hagley, Worcestershire
Andrew Downes: Suite for Orchestra
(transcribed by Cynthia Downes from Suite no.2 for Brass Quintet)
Blazon, Queen Elizabeth’s Fantasy, Scherzo, Finale
Haybridge Community Orchestra
Conducted by Cynthia Downes
(part of the 2011 Hagley Music Festival)



Wednesday May 11th 2011, 7.30pm
Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Andrew Downes: Symphony no 5 (scored for Flute Orchestra)
Northwestern University Flute Ensemble
Conductor Walfrid Kujala



Tuesday May 24th 2011, 3pm
Rhubarb Radio (broadcast performance)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano
Brahms Trio Prague
Monika Vrabcova (violin)
Ondrej Vrabec (horn)
Daniel Wiesner (piano)



Friday June 24th 2011
Frederick Wood Theatre
University of British Columbia
(Department of Theatre and Film)
Vancouver, Canada
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Vancouver International Song Institute
Theatrical Production directed by
Rena Sharon



Tuesday June 28th 2011, 3pm
Rhubarb Radio (broadcast performance)
Andrew Downes: Idyll In the Gardens of Burdwan (Movement 3)
George Caird (oboe)
Malcolm Wilson (piano)



Tuesday July 5th 2011, 3pm
Rhubarb Radio (broadcast performance)
Andrew Downes: Meditation from 5 Dramatic Pieces for 8 Wagner Tubas
Hornists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



Thursday July 7th, 7.30pm
Foleyian Hall, Oldswinford Hospital, Stourbridge
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1
(Movement 2 "Andante with Jazz")
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Ensemble
Conductor Anna Downes



Sunday July 10th 2011, 12 noon
Spandau Freilichtbühne an der Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1
(Movement 2 "Andante with Jazz")
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Ensemble
Conductor Anna Downes



Sunday July 10th 2011, 5pm
Heilig Kreuz Kirche, Kreuzburg, Berlin, Germany
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1
(Movement 2 "Andante with Jazz")
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Ensemble
Conductor Anna Downes



Tuesday July 12th 2011, 12 noon
Kaiser Willhelm Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany
Andrew Downes: String Quartet no 1
(Movement 2 "Andante with Jazz")
Oldswinford Hospital Chamber Ensemble
Conductor Anna Downes



Sunday July 17th 2011
International Chamber Music Festival
Brandys nad Labem, Prague, Czech Republic
Andrew Downes: Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra
(Movements 1 and 2 in a pre-premiere performance with computer generated accompaniment)
Ondrej Vrabec (horn)
The world premiere of this work was given in a concert in aid of Paraplegic Sports on Sunday October 21st, 2012. The concert took place in Birmingham Town Hall (UK). Ondrej Vrabec (principal and solo horn Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) was accompanied by the Central England Ensemble, leader Anna Downes, conductor Anthony Bradbury. The concert was sponsored by Irwin Mitchell (solicitors)



Tuesday July 26th 2011, 3pm
Rhubarb Radio (broadcast performance)
Andrew Downes: Songs from Spoon River
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)


August 2011
Completion and release of 4 short films
by Paula Downes interpreting:
Andrew Downes: Songs of Love
Paula Downes (soprano)
David Trippett (piano)



Sunday August 14th 2011, 11.30am
USA National Flute Association Convention
Westin Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
NFA Collegiate Flute Choir
Conductor Roger Martin


Saturday September 10th 2011, 7.30pm
Tudor Court Hotel, Olton, Solihull, West Midlands
Adult pupil soiree
Andrew Downes: Daybreak in the Fields from 7 Preludes for Piano
Ceinwen Bran (piano)



Thursday September 22nd 2011, 7.30pm
New Concert Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Andrew Downes: Dream-Land (Welsh premiere)
Reisha Adams (soprano)
Jennie Porton (soprano saxophone)
David Doidge (piano)



Saturday September 24th 2011, 11am
Christ’s Chapel, Cambridge
Andrew Downes: The Lord is my Shepherd
Millennium Scholars
For the christening of Andrew Downes' granddaughter, Persephone Rose Trippett



Saturday October 1st 2011, 7.30pm
Philharmonic Hall, Lviv, Ukraine
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano (Ukrainian premiere)
Brahms Trio Prague
Monika Vrabcova (violin)
Ondrej Vrabec (horn)
Daniel Wiesner (piano)



Tuesday October 11th 2011, 4pm
Rhubarb Radio (broadcast performance)
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Flute Choir
Flute Choir of James Madison University, Virginia, USA
Conducted by Carol Kniebusch Noe



Friday October 21st 2011, 8pm
University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music
Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Horn and Piano (Australian premiere)
Robert Stonestreet (horn)
Amander Hodder (piano)



Sunday October 23rd 2011, 4pm
Woodend Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Andrew Downes: Sonata for Horn and Piano (Scottish premiere)
Joe Boyd (horn)
(part of North East Scotland Festival of New Music)
Concert given by National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Futures



Sunday November 6th 2011, 6pm
Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge
(evensong service)
Andrew Downes: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Runnymede Service)
Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge (Director of Music Sarah EA MacDonald)
Guest Conductor Christopher Robinson

 



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