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Oct 08

Perfect polish from Total Brass

We’re still reeling from a perfectly-polished recital from the young players from the RAM who make up Total Brass at lunchtime.

Total Brass

Total Brass

Fiercely sodden weather conditions did not dissuade the public from gathering at the Gulbenkian Theatre this lunchtime to hear the new concert series launched in fine style, with some scintillating playing from a group clearly at the top of their game. A diverse programme, thoughtfully put together, took us from a lively arrangement of Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm to Anthony Plog’s Four Sketches, and some deft syncopation and seamless ensemble work in Crespo’s challenging Suite Americana. The players delivered a finely-crafted programme with real flair, including some fierce trumpet-duelling in the Crespo, lyrical melodic playing from the trombone, and punchy off-beat ducking and diving from the group as a whole that was both assured and dynamic.

Bravo to the group; this year’s series has been launched with terrific verve. We hope you canoe back up to London safely…

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