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Dance On!

Featuring the pure joie de vivre of George Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris’ and the fiery drama of Arturo Marquez’s ‘Danzon no. 2’, this heart-pounding programme will also include the premiere of a new work by the band’s patron Stephen McNeff, a second performance of Christopher Hussey’s ‘Child of the wandering sea’ (with brand new choreography by Irene Fiordilino) and a rare UK performance of Nancy Galbraith’s ‘Danza de los Duendes’, continuing our pledge to highlight band music by women from around the world.

Following the success of our concert of music by women composers last November, we present an evening of pieces featuring live dance in the brilliant new Vaughan Williams Auditorium at JAGS in support of London Music Masters. Additional choreography by students of Musical Theatre Academy.



Stephen McNeff: Fanfare & Overture [premiere]

Ivor Novello, arr. John Holland: The Dancing Years (Selection)

Nancy Galbraith: Danza de los Duendes

Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel: Danzón no. 2

Warren Benson: The Solitary Dancer

Christopher Hussey: Child of the Wandering Sea [second performance, with choreography by Irene Fiordilino]

George Gershwin, arr. Franco Cesarini: An American in Paris

Vincent Youmans, arr. Dmitri Shostakovich, trans. Jerry Brubaker: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)


Tickets on sale now from Eventbrite.

There will be a collection for our chosen charity, London Music Masters – we hope you can donate what you can on the night to help their cause.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

A concert of inspirational music by women from across the centuries, with generous support from the Ambache Charitable Trust

Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm

Concert: 7.30pm


Louise Farrenc (arranged by John Holland): Deuxieme Overture, Op. 24 (1834)
Catherine Likhuta: Me Disagrees (2013)
Amy Beach: Pastorale (1942)
Elizabeth Winters: Playing With Destiny (2010)

Ethel Smyth: The Wreckers (Overture) (1906)
Lauren Bernofsky: The Duxbury Fanfare (1997)
Lili Boulanger (arranged by Roger Cawkwell): D’un matin de printemps (1918)

Tickets: £8/£5 in advance, £10/£8 on the door, under 18s free

Tickets available from Eventbrite here.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

The most hustle-bustle location right by the Thames and also one of the best stages for us to perform on, we always enjoy giving the crowd a good show – grab a deckchair in advance, they go quickly!

Full programme:

Spitfire: Prelude
South Pacific
Carnival in Caracas
A Moorside Suite
The Shepherd’s Song
Country Gardens (Sousa-style)

The Dam Busters
Heart of Fire
Pie in the Face Polka
The Forest of Arden
Barwick Green
The Best of Carole King
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines