Onyx launched its major project of 2014 a few weeks ago. On March 22nd, we performed the world premiere of David Sawer’s new work “Bronze and Iron” composed especially for us and the Tour de Brass!
“Bronze and Iron” forms the centrepiece of our UK tour of free outdoor recitals, and it was a great pleasure to premiere the work in Glasgow, where it’ll be performed on 2nd August, as part of the New Music Biennial’s collaboration with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.
The Tour de Brass! is starting to take its final shape now – we’ve already launched the official trailer, and confirmed Tour dates in East Anglia (18th May), London, (20th May – including a live appearance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune), the North East (13th July) and the South West (7th September) – and even more excitingly: the press have started to get interested.
Here’s a column that appeared in BBC Music Magazine‘s feature on Bandstands:
And here’s us on the cover of Classical Music magazine‘s Brass & Wind supplement: