Mandy Burvill and Liverpool Mozart Orchestra conducted by Robin Wallington will be giving the fourth performance of Ian Stephens’ iconic Clarinet Concert on Saturday 8 February 2020, at Capstone Theatre, Liverpool. The Clarinet Concerto was composed in early 2019 for Ian’s wife Mandy Burvill, to a commission from the Kensington Chamber Orchestra.
It’s a heart-on-sleeve celebration of our life together, and has been described as “a work set to delight listeners, orchestral players and soloist alike as Ian places his trademark styles of lyricism and humour throughout the piece”. (Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine)
Later in the month, on Thursday 20 February, the Bassoon Sonata will be performed by Rebekah Abramski (bassoon) and Ron Abramski (piano) at United Reformed Church, Ormskirk St, St Helens.
The Bassoon Sonata‘s four movements (Ode, Wild Dance, Song Without Words, Scat) explore strikingly different aspects of the bassoon’s complex personality.
“This is undoubtedly a highly accomplished composition … it contains everything required to show off the bassoon at its best … I can seriously recommend its addition to our repertoire, but definitely not for the faint hearted.” (Double Reed News)
Composers Edition is proud to publish Ian Stephens’ music, including the Clarinet Concerto and the Basson Sonata, which are available through our website.