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Lament for Horn and Orchestra with Chris Griffiths horn, and the Cobweb Orchestra

Lament for Horn and Orchestra, an innovative piece in which the rhythmic texture is partly improvised by the orchestra will be the subject of a workshop session early on Sunday morning 2nd April at Sedbergh School, as part of the Cobweb Orchestra Easter Residential which runs from Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April afternoon, when there will be an informal concert of some of the works rehearsed during the weekend.

Video of Wedding Songs played by the composer


Wedding Songs on Vimeo.

The next live performance is at the Sussex Musicians Club on Saturday 25th March, 7.30pm at the Unitarian Church, New Road Brighton, when I will also play Seven Fantasies on Turning the Tide. This club was established many years ago by a group of women musicians who played for each other whilst their men were playing golf. It has fledged into a platform for anyone who wishes to share their music making with others in a concert situation. Visitors welcome.

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Shipley Arts Festival performance of Wedding Songs for solo piano

Sunday 1st May 2016 for 6.30 pm: Shipley Church RH13 8PH

‘An Audience with Hilaire Belloc in Words, Song and Music’.

The programme will include Shipley 2016 commission ‘Goodwood by the Sea,’by Roderick Williams, past Shipley Arts commission Cecilia McDowall’s ‘Great Hills,’ J.S.Bach’s Brandenburgh Concerto no.4, Stephanie Cant’s ‘Wedding Songs’ performed by the composer, and Belloc’s poems and readings recited by actor David Stephens in a theatrical interpretation directed by Ann Feloy.

Tickets £18 from The Capitol, Horsham Box Office: 01403 750 220

Swaying Figures on a Landscape

The Cobweb Orchestra will be trying some of this piece, originally for string Octet, in a special arrangement for large orchestra, on the Sunday morning of the Cobweb Orchestra’s Easter Residential at Sedbergh School which runs from April 1st – 3rd. More later……

Playing the Broadwood at Nymans Gardens

Stephanie will be playing the 1902 Broadwood piano in the house at Nymans Gardens during the house opening hours (11.00am – 4.00pm) on Sunday 6th March. Come and listen informally to the distinctive sonorities of this beautifully maintained grand piano in a range of works by Classical composers. And perhaps a few more recent compositions – by the pianist herself.

Italian Serenade performed by the Cobweb Orchestra

Italian Serenade for bassoon and orchestra was performed alongside a film of Italian landscapes and seascapes at the Cobweb Orchestra’s Easter Residential at Sedbergh School

In rehearsal

Rehearsing Italian Serenade

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Watching the film of Italian scenes, showing alongside the performance.

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Performing Italian Serenade, with the film showing in the distance.