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Current News

Last updated on: Thursday 10th December 2020

World Premiere: Soliloquy for solo violin

Saturday 17th October 2020, 8pm

Streamed onCityMusic Live.

CD release: Songs of Nature and Farewell

June 2020

Da Vinci Classics releases a new CD featuring MH score Songs of Nature and Farewell performed by the Hemisphaeria Trio.

More recording details

Performance: Clarinet Concerto

Sunday 15th March 2020, 3.30pm

Works: Clarinet Concerto (Lost Lanes, Shadow Groves)

Performance: Flute Sonata

Friday 13th March 2020, 7pm

Performance: Flute Sonata

Thursday 12th March 2020, 7.30pm

Performance: The Hart’s Grace

Monday 3rd February 2020, 7.45pm

Works: The Hart’s Grace

Performance: Flute Sonata

Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7.45pm

Performance: Flute Sonata

Wednesday 4th December 2019, 12pm

Performance: Flute Sonata

Saturday 19th October 2019, 7.30pm

A Leighton Buzzard Music event.

Performance: The Hart’s Grace

Friday 4th October 2019, 7.15pm

Works: The Hart’s Grace

Performance: Flute Sonata

Tuesday 24th September 2019, 1.10pm

Performance: The Hart’s Grace

Saturday 21st September 2019, 7.30pm

Works: The Hart’s Grace

Performance: Arioso for clarinet and piano

Sunday 8th September 2019, 3pm

Works: Arioso for Clarinet and Piano

Performance: Flute Sonata

Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 1pm

Performance: The Hart’s Grace

Sunday 1st September 2019, 3pm

Works: The Hart’s Grace

World Premiere: String Trio No.2

Saturday 24th August 2019, 4.30pm

Part of Presteigne Festival 2019.

Performance: Ingworth

Thursday 20th June 2019, 7pm

Part of Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2019.

Works: Ingworth

Performance: String Trio No.1

Thursday 20th June 2019, 7pm

Part of Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2019.

Works: String Trio

Talk: James Francis Brown in conversation with organist William Whitehead and composer Alan Mills

Sunday 16th June 2019, 2.30pm

Part of Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2019.

Performance: Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott

Sunday 16th June 2019, 12pm

From the 'Orgelbüchlein Project'

Talk: James Francis Brown in conversation with Steven Isserlis

Saturday 15th June 2019, 5.30pm

Part of Hertfordshire Festival of Music 2019.

Performance: Clarinet Concerto

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 7.30pm

Works: Clarinet Concerto (Lost Lanes, Shadow Groves)

Performance: Heralds of Good Fortune

Friday 15th June 2018, 7.30pm

Premiere of theatrical version. Part of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music.

Works: Heralds of Good Fortune

Resonus Classics to record orchestral works by James Francis Brown

Posted on: Monday 22nd January 2018

In February 2018, Resonus Classics will record the Trio Concertante, Clarinet Concerto and the coral work The Heavens And The Heart. Artists will include: Catriona Scott, Gemma Rosefield, Benjamin Nabarro, Rachel Roberts and the Choir of Royal Holloway, with George Vass conducting Orchestra Nova.

Review: Prospero's Isle CD

Posted on: Saturday 15th September 2012

"Seldom does one hear new music that marries such daunting technical skill and virtuosic demands with so much ease and life-affirming joy"
Mark Lehmann, American Record Guide

View CD details and read full review...

Works: Piano Quartet | Prospero's Isle | String Trio | Violin Sonata

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Special Projects

Hertfordshire Festival of Music

James Francis Brown is Co-Artistic Director, with conductor Tom Hammond, of The Hertfordshire Festival of Music which takes place each June and is centred on the delightful town of Hertford. The inaugural concert was held in June 2016 when violinist Tasmin Little and pianist John Lenehan gave the world premiere of The Hart’s Grace which was specially written by James for the launch of the Festival.

Festival website: www.hertsmusicfest.org.uk
Contact festival: info@hertsmusicfest.org.uk

A Wagner discovery...

In 2006-7 James reconstructed and orchestrated Wagner's comic opera Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist (Men are more Cunning than Women) from sketches discovered in 1994. The completed work was premiered in October 2007 by the South Bank Sinfoniaand Royal Opera House Chorus conducted by Stephen Barlow.

Read more about how James became involved in this project and about his experiences working on it.

See details of all projects...

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