Press Release: 9th November 2012

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Published on: November 21, 2012

The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is delighted to announce details of its forthcoming winter concert on Saturday 1st December 2012 at Coleford Baptist Church. The orchestra will once again be under the musical direction of its energetic young conductor, Thomas Payne, who studied violin and conducting at the Birmingham Conservatoire and will perform the spirited overture to Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in the first half. The soloist is trumpeter Edward Carpenter. Brought up in Somerset, Edward came to Birmingham to study at the Conservatoire in 2007. During his studies he had many opportunities with the major ensembles, playing a wide range of repertoire. In 2009 he was awarded a place to study in Italy with Giancarlo Parodi. During the term spent there Edward played both the Vivaldi double trumpet concerto with Sergio Luchetta and also the Torelli Trumpet concerto, accompanied by the Baroque Orchestra of Ferrara. He was a finalist in several competitions at the college, including the Corfield Trumpet Prize and the Brass Prize, he was also awarded the postgraduate certificate course prize for 2011/12. During his postgraduate studies Edward was awarded a place on the CBSO orchestral training scheme in which he took part in a number of orchestral rehearsals.Away from his studies, Edward was a founder member of the Thumb contemporary music ensemble, with whom he plays regularly. Edward has also played with several other ensembles in the Birmingham area, including the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, the CBSO Youth Orchestra and the Sinfonia of Birmingham.

Following the interval the second half will entirely devoted to a performance of one of classical music most powerful and best loved works, Beethoven’s Symphony No 3, ‘The Eroica’. The orchestra is led as usual by distinguished local performer and teacher, Ros Taunton. The concert will start at 7.30pm and tickets are available at the door, £8/£5 concessions with children under 14 getting in for free, so long as they are accompanied by an adult. There will be retiring collection in aid of SARA and refreshments will be available. The orchestra now has a fully updated website www.rfdo.org.uk and a facebook page where further details about the orchestra can be found.

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