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Top Brass!
Thursday 17 October 2013 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London
CONDUCTOR - Bramwell Tovey
Trumpet - Allen Vizzutti

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

WALTON, arr. ERIC CREES Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

TOVEY Pictures in the Smoke

VIZZUTTI Prism: Shards of Colour for brass and percussion

BROUGHTON Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale

ARLEN, arr. ALLEN VIZZUTTI Somewhere Over the Rainbow

TRADITIONAL, arr. DEL STAIGERS Carnival of Venice


A scintillating concert showcasing the outstanding Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brass section, joined by the dazzling American trumpet player Allen Vizzutti. A true virtuoso, Vizzutti is equally at home playing classical and jazz, and his performance style incorporates elements of both styles – with thrilling results. The great jazz musician Chick Corea hailed Allen Vizzutti for his ‘easy control, polyharmonic wit, orchestral penmanship, punctuated spiritual warmth’, adding that ‘rarely do so many qualities find themselves in one musician’.

This all-brass programme is conducted by Bramwell Tovey, whose composition Pictures in the Smoke is also featured. Opening with Copland’s glorious Fanfare for the Common Man, the concert includes an arrangement of Walton’s rousing Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, and Vizzutti takes centre stage for the breathtaking Carnival of Venice.

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