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Spring Concert 1980

27 Apr 1980, 7:30 p.m.
Grange Arts Centre, Rochdale Road, Oldham OL9 6EA
James Morrison


Michael Briggs

Michael Briggs, our soloist this evening, comes from a musical family. His father, for example, was a cornettist with many leading brass bands. Michael studied at the Northern School of Music under Cecil Kidd. He has established a firm reputation as a trumpet player in the field of Baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries, specialising in piccolo and clarino parts such as found for instance in Bach's B minor Mass and Chirstmas Oratorio. However, he combines this specialist work with a wide range of classical and modern music. He plays the Haydn Concerto on a modern E flat instrument.

Martin Holland


Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony No 1 in G minor

Dmitri Shostakovitch: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op 35

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