Rae of sunshine

There was much excitement in the new building last night, as composer James Rae was in attendance at Concert Band to hear his piece, Platform One, in rehearsal.

Ian Swatman (left) and composer James Rae

The piece is a commission from the University, to celebrate the opening of the new music building, and will be performed at the gala concerts next weekend.

The composer conducts

James himself remarked:

Wow, what a building! As well as looking terrific, it also has a lovely ‘feel’ to it. Can’t wait to see it full and buzzing next weekend. Ian has once again done a first-class job with the bands. I feel very proud and honoured to be part of the project.

See you all at the concert!

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