THE PHILHARMONIC BRASS
AN ELITE NEW ENSEMBLE FROM
THE BERLIN & VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAS
LAUNCHING WITH TRACKS BY JOHN WILLIAMS
FROM STAR WARS AND JURASSIC PARK
FOLLOWED BY THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘OVERTURE!’
LISTEN TO ‘STAR WARS’ HERE
What happens when the illustrious brass sections of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic come together? The answer is: The Philharmonic Brass.
Two singles of music by John Williams – the themes from Star Wars and Jurassic Park – will be available to stream from 20 October 2023 with ‘Star Wars’ out today.
On November 6th The Philharmonic Brass unveil their highly anticipated debut album: ‘Overture!’ Conducted by the internationally renowned Tugan Sokhiev, the album presents virtuosic arrangements of well-known overtures, notably Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” and Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture.”
Dominic Fyfe, Label Director of Decca Classics says: “There is nothing quite as thrilling or uplifting as the virtuosity of brilliantly played brass. The Philharmonic Brass take this to another level with the combined sections of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras plus friends. We are delighted to bring their music to a global audience and to help amplify their great education initiatives around the world. Following in a strong Decca tradition this is news which will excite fans of groups like the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and Canadian Brass”.
Making its debut in Vienna’s Musikverein in April 2023, the group will come together for recording, tours and education work. The Philharmonic Brass is poised for an extensive tour of Asia in November 2023, featuring performances in Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
Beyond their artistic pursuits, The Philharmonic Brass is committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians. Their Youth Development Program offers scholarships, coaching, and private lessons to aspiring young musicians, aiming to perpetuate classical music traditions.
Distinguished conductor Tugan Sokhiev, a Patron of The Philharmonic Brass Education Program, demonstrates his support for this philanthropic endeavour. His collaboration with the ensemble on their inaugural CD recording underscores the significance of preserving classical music heritage and the traditions associated with playing these instruments.
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 34
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92