Traditional brass band meets contemporary composer – result: a captivating mix of luxurious harmony and exciting soundscape to tantalise the palate. Of Far Flung Skies will evoke memories and stir the imagination. The programme will include many references to light and a world beyond…. Let the journey begin.

2021 marks the 85th anniversary of City of Bristol Brass Band, one of the premiere brass ensembles in the south west. The first brass band to successfully apply to the Making Music Adopt a Composer scheme, they will premiere the stunning piece Of Far Flung Skies by award winning composer Laura Shipsey in her first work for brass. Laura studied composition at Durham University and completed her Masters at Cardiff University. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist. The premiere will be conducted by Ian Holmes a well-known and widely regarded Bristol born musical director.

The Adopt a Composer project brings together music groups and composers to collaborate on creating a brand new piece of music. The project pairs leisure-time music groups with a composer for a year, culminating in a premiere performance, a recording and a possible radio broadcast. The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them, while the group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers.

Visit Making Music Here to find out more. 

Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, and is funded by the PRS Foundation and the Philip & Dorothy Green Music Trust




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Enjoy delicious pre-concert drinks and nibbles ahead of the evening’s concert. Choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all vegetarian).

Packages are available to collect from 60 minutes prior to the concert start time.

This package for one or two people can be booked online alongside your ticket order, please also advise our team of any allergies.

Sunday 17 October 2021

City of Bristol Brass Band: Of Far Flung Skies


A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

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