On Sunday 27 November 2016 at the St George’s Bristol, Lydbrook Band – one of the West Country’s premier brass bands – will join forces with training bands from around the region alongside several hundred voices to create a journey through flight, including the iconic Concorde, in Liz Lane’s newly commissioned work, Innovation 216. The piece is a massed brass band and choir extravaganza, tracing aspects of Bristol’s aeronautical history through reminiscences and memories drawn from past and present workers in the industry.
“I have had an interest in transport from an early age – boats, trains, cars or planes – so the opportunity to compose a piece of music reflecting 100 years of the aerospace industry in Bristol and especially the iconic Concorde, was immediately appealing and inspiring,” explains the composer in her blog. “Commissioned by Bristol800 and part of St George’s Bristol Art of Flight series, I set out with Innovation 216 to depict the beauty and spaciousness of flight – the first performance at beautiful St George’s with 100 brass players on stage and 200 choir members in the gallery will certainly create an aerial effect!”
Read more about the background of this piece in an interview with Liz Lane from The Independent.
Innovation 216 (World Premiere) Bristol800 Weekender
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