Houlding to appear in Durham

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Chris Houlding will be putting on the fireworks this May for a solo appearance in Durham, performing the blistering Trombone Concerto by Derek Bourgeois. He has been invited by the Durham Sinfonia Orchestra to be guest soloist, which seems a refreshing choice beyond the usual piano or violin soloist, and the credit goes to BTS member Peter Chester for making it happen. The professional conductor will be Philippe Bach, from the Royal Northern College of Music. Chris Houlding has been Principal Trombone at Opera North since he was 21 and he is also currently Senior Tutor of Trombone at the RNCM. He also recently served a four year term as President of the BTS. In addition to his playing and teaching, Chris is an active conductor and is currently Musical Director for the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra. Saturday May 6th 2006, 7.30pm Durham Cathedral Bourgeois Trombone Concerto Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Elgar Symphony No. 1 in A flat major Philippe Bach Durham Sinfonia Orchestra Tickets: ??12. Concessions ??10, full-time students ??5, under-16s FREE if accompanied by paying adults. Available in advance from: Durham City Tourist information Centre, 2, Millenium Place, Durham. Tel: 0191 384 3720 (also available on the door) For more info: contact // ' href='mailto:pm.chester@ntlworld.com'>pm.chester@ntlworld.com.

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