25 November 2017, Eden (11 Performances), Montreux, Switzerland

Eden (11 Performances) 25 November 2017 17:45 Auditorium Stravinski Montreux Music and Convention Centre Montreux Switzerland Eden will be the test piece in the ‘Excellence’ Section of the 2017 Swiss National Brass Band Championship www.sbbv.ch www.2m2c.ch/en/centre/news-en/concours-suisse-des-brass-bands/

13 October 2017, The Phoenix, University of Bristol

The Phoenix University of Bristol – Friday 13 October 13.15 Auditorium, Victoria Rooms Eve Daniell, soprano; Małgorzata Garstka, piano Ravel, Histoires Naturelles (iii, v) Samuel Barber, Hermit Songs, Op. 29 (iii-viii, x) Karol Szymanowski, Łabędź (Swan) Op. 7 John Pickard, The Phoenix A recital inspired by birds and ancient texts featuring John Pickard’s setting of… Continue reading 13 October 2017, The Phoenix, University of Bristol

Klassik- heute (in German) Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises review

 John Pickard Sixteen Sunrises • Symphony No. 5 • Concertante Variations BIS 2261 1 CD/SACD stereo/surround • 63min • 2016 ↓ Werke und Interpreten ↓ Bestellen bei jpc Dies ist die nunmehr vierte CD mit weitgehend groß besetzten Orchesterwerken von John Pickard bei BIS (darunter eine vorzügliche für Blasorchester), und es ist erfreulich, dass dieses audiophile Label,… Continue reading Klassik- heute (in German) Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises review

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Klassik.com (in German) John Pickard: In neue Gefilde Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises

Pickard, John – Sinfonie Nr. 5 In neue Gefilde Label/Verlag: BIS Records Detailinformationen zum besprochenen Titel   Martyn Brabbins läuft zusammen mit dem großartigen BBC-Orchester aus Wales in den Werken von John Pickard zu Höchstform auf. Hochspannend, differenziert, vielfarbig. John Pickard (geb. 1963) gehört längst zur nachwachsenden nächsten britischen Komponistengeneration. Sein profiliertes Œuvre, das im Bereich… Continue reading Klassik.com (in German) John Pickard: In neue Gefilde Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises

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Arcana FM On record:Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises

Pickard Symphony No.5 (2014); Sixteen Sunrises (2013); Concertante Variations (2011); Toccata after Claudio Monteverdi (1998) BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins BIS BIS 2261SACD Summary The fourth release in BIS’s survey of orchestral works by John Pickard (b1963), featuring his latest symphony and two shorter pieces which between them underline the expressive scope of his musical thinking; rounded off… Continue reading Arcana FM On record:Symphony no.5, Sixteen Sunrises

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Gramophone Sixteen Sunrises. Symphony No 5 review

The chief work on BIS’s fourth CD devoted to the music of John Pickard (b1963) is his Fifth and most recent Symphony, composed in an intense burst of creativity in the early months of 2014. (Its predecessor, the Gaia Symphony for brass band – 11/14 – took 13 years to achieve its final form!) Pickard’s five symphonies cover his entire career… Continue reading Gramophone Sixteen Sunrises. Symphony No 5 review

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