On November 16th Victoria Samek will perform three premieres with the RAF Central Band at Regent Hall in London. They include two new arrangements by Stephen Roberts for concert band of the clarinet concertos by Malcolm Arnold (No. 2) and Charles Stanford.
Also to be performed is Roberts’ new concerto for saxophone and concert band, Hero Twins. The work, inspired by Mayan creation myths, requires the soloist to double on soprano and alto saxophones, with the various themes derived from Mexican birdsongs.
The lunchtime concert begins at 1pm and all three featured works are set to to be recorded next year.
As a Radio 3 artist Victoria has given live and studio broadcasts including the premiere recording of a bass clarinet concerto by Thea Musgrave with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jerzy Maksymiuk. She has subsequently recorded Thea Musgrave’s Autumn Sonata and Clarinet Concerto under the direction of the composer. As soloist she has performed concertos with orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia. 2018 sees three major concerto performance and recording premieres by Malcolm Arnold Concerto No.2 and Stamford Concerto transcribed for clarinet and wind-band by Stephen Roberts who is also writing her a double saxophone concerto. In addition, the World Premiere performance and recording of Orfeo 1V by Thea Musgrave. Victoria has performed in the major concert halls in the UK including the South Bank Centre and Wigmore Hall as soloist and chamber musician; she has also toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, where she also gave masterclasses.Concert Details Stephen Roberts Profile & Works