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1 hour (no interval)
Following the live stream on Thursday 17 December, 7pm, this concert will be available to watch until Sunday 27 December (inclusive).
Brass instruments are a vital part of the festive fabric of Christmas, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker is made even more joyful with the brassy brilliance of Septura. Narrated by Tanya Myers, The Nutcracker with its rapturous and fantastical music will transport you to Christmas Eve. Join young Clara, as her favourite present, a nutcracker shaped like a little man, turns into a handsome prince at midnight.
Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet.
- About the artists (click to expand)
Nottingham-based actress, writer and director Tanya Myers has performed on stage and film for over forty years. As an audio book reader, under her pseudonym Juanita MacMahon, she has been described as ‘a consummate storyteller’ (The Independent) and accolades include ‘Best Audio Book Award’ for Fingersmiths by Sarah Waters.
Septura Brass Septet
Trumpet: Phil Cobb (Principal London Symphony Orchestra), James Fountain (Principal London Philharmonic Orchestra), Simon Cox (Principal Aurora Orchestra)
Trombone: Peter Moore (Co-Principal London Symphony Orchestra), Matthew Knight (Co-Principal Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Joe Arnold (Principal The English National Opera Orchestra)
Tuba: Peter Smith (Principal Philharmonia Orchestra)
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This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
This performance is part of the University Centres for the Arts Network's UCAN UK Streaming, a new partnership venture that seeks to broaden public engagement by delivering our high-quality artistic programmes through shared digital channels.