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Samek & Brannick Duo To Perform Lunchtime Music Recital

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Published 7 June 2010

As part of the PureGold Music Festival*, the Samek/Branning Duo will be playing a free lunchtime concert at Deptford Town Hall this Wednesday, 9th June.

Consisting of clarinettist and saxophonist Victoria Soames Samek and percussionist Chris Brannick, this duo is always guaranteed to provide an entertaining concert full of charm, wit and energy. The two musicians began collaborating after working together in the ensemble, FourSight – the ensemble-in-residence for Newham Sixth Form College in association with the London Borough of Newham and the 2012 Olympics.

Victoria Soames Samek is a professor of clarinet at Trinity College of Music, Goldsmiths College, and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her music playing has been broadcast numerous times on the BBC.

Chris Brannick is a professor of percussion at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as well as at Goldsmiths College. He is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary percussion soloist and chamber players.

Samek and Branning will be playing an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music, including two world premieres. The concert programme is as follows:

J S Bach (arranged by Brannick) – Sonata in Eb bass clarinets & marimba
Busch – 2nd movement from Suite ‘Für Bassklarinette’ solo
Philip Grange – ‘Kleiner en Kleiner’ from Three Pieces after drawings by M.C Escher, on bass clarinet & marimba
Busch – 3rd movement from Suite ‘Für Bassklarinette’ solo
Robert Keeley – ‘Five Studies for Vibraphone’
Jeffery Wilson – ‘Salome’s Dance’
Pierre Max Dubois – ‘Circus Parade Duo’ on alto saxophone & percussion

Having seen both Samek and Branning in concert on multiple occasions, I would highly recommend this recital.

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Time: Wednesday 9th June, 13:00
Venue: Council Chambers, Deptford Town Hall Building, New Cross Road, New Cross, London SE14 6AF

*For more information on the University of Goldsmiths’ PureGold Music Festival, visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/music/puregold