Thursday 6th July

SCOTT BROTHERS DUO

MUSIC & ANIMATION - A CHILDREN’S CONCERT

Jonathan & Tom Scott

11.00am St George’s Church, Deal

A concert for primary school children and families performed by brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott – four hands at one piano.  Brilliantly original animated films by Tom Scott to accompany the Mother Goose Suite and Carnival of the Animals, as well as some other familiar musical classics. The concert lasts one hour, with a variety of music and live animation, to include introductions to the music and questions from the audience.

 

Public Admission at the door subject to availability – Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Child) £5.00

Pre Concert Talk (30 minutes)

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

Paul Edlin and John Harper explain how the art of orchestration can make music sound so different.  They discuss how we hear harmonies and lines anew and how even musical structures can appear to change.

 

Admission Free to concert ticket holders only

SCOTT BROTHERS DUO

YOUTH’S MAGIC KINGDOM

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

The Scott Brothers, Jonathan and Tom, have earned acclaim worldwide for their inventive and engaging programming of piano duet repertoire, which frequently involves animation. The duo’s online performance videos have totalled over 2 million views.  Their programme includes Ravel’s exquisite Mother Goose Suite, movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 and Saint-Saȅns’ The Carnival of the Animals.  Their vivid animations help bring to life these classic magical works.  This concert is designed for adults, young and old, but all of whom have ‘youth’ in their hearts.

 

Ticket Price: £18.00 Festival Friends £16.00 Students £9.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online www.astor.org

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.

 

Support from The Cavatina Trust

 

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Gottschalk William Tell Overture

 

Tom Scott (b.1981) Duet Sequence [2016]

 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite) + Animation

 

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) arr. J. Scott Recuerdos de la Alhambra

 

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) arr. J. Scott Asturias (Leyenda)

 

INTERVAL

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) arr. Ulrich  Allegro con brio (from Symphony No. 5 in c minor Op. 67)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) arr. Reger  Prelude & Fugue in a minor BWV 543

 

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) arr. J. Scott  Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) + Animation

 

Jonathan & Tom Scott

Brothers Jonathan and Tom perform in instrumental combinations which cover the entire keyboard

spectrum, including Piano Duet, Piano & Organ, and Harmonium & Piano. Born in Manchester,

Jonathan and Tom both studied at Chetham’s School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of

Music (RNCM).

 

Tom read Music on the joint course at The University of Manchester, gained the Sir Thomas

Beecham Medal for Excellence in his degree, and achieved a distinction in his Masters degree. He

made his concerto debut with the Hallé Orchestra, aged 17, with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.1

at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. This season's concerts have taken Tom on tours across

Europe where he has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic and Nigel Kennedy. Tom is also a keen

artist and animator who has recently completed commissions for the BBC Philharmonic to create

animations to accompany their live classical concerts. His animations are regularly performed

alongside orchestras and ensembles world-wide. As a composer, Tom's work ranges from

instrumental to acousmatic compositions and audio/visual works, and his music has been

performed across Europe and USA. He completed his PhD in electroacoustic composition at The

University Of Manchester (supported by AHRC funding) and currently lectures in electroacoustic

composition at the RNCM.

 

Jonathan continued his studies in the USA and Holland, and was awarded the W.T. Best Gold Medal

by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and subsequently received the Freedom of the City of

London. Since 2001 he has been on the keyboard faculty of the RNCM and is Associate Artist of

The Bridgewater Hall where he gives a series of popular lunchtime organ concerts which attract

audiences approaching 1000. Recent concert highlights include mid-Atlantic performances on

Queen Mary 2 and a series of performances as organ and piano soloist at The Royal Albert Hall,

London. His recent performance of Copland Organ Symphony was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and

has just been released on the Chandos label. Forthcoming performances include solo concerto

appearances with Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and

the premier of a new organ concerto by Karl Jenkins for the 2017 Hull City of Culture.

 

Scott Brothers Duo have recorded several CDs on their own label to great critical acclaim. The discs

have featured regularly on radio both in the UK and abroad, including a recent one hour special

edition of BBC Radio 2's The Organist Entertains with interviews and recordings. The duo’s online

performance videos have totalled over 2 million views and their latest recording of ‘Duos for Piano

& Organ II' recorded at Victoria Hall, Hanley was described by Organists’ Review as "…an intensely

musical experience where prodigious technique, perfect ensemble and consummate musicianship

are to the fore. I cannot commend this CD too highly."

 

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