“...remarkable richness, expressive intensity and almost nonchalant virtuosity. British brass playing is the envy of the world, and when you hear Septura you can hear exactly why.”
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal, Royal Academy of Music, London
Chamber Music Concerts presents Septura on Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall. The program, entitled “The Special Relationship: Contrasting sounds of Britain and America,” will feature Gerald Finzi’s God is Gone Up, Edward Elgar’s Serenade, Pete Walton’s, Time Out of Joint – Sketches from Hamlet, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Tickets are $36-$45, with $5 tickets for students and Oregon Trail Card holders. To purchase tickets and see program details, visit ChamberMusicConcerts.org.
Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the group is recording a series of ten discs for Naxos Records, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music. The first seven discs have received critical acclaim, described variously as “irresistible” (Fiona Maddocks, The Observer), “dazzlingly polished” (Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine) and “brass playing at its most exalted” (Robert Markow, Fanfare). In addition, Christmas with Septura was released in 2016, and Septura’s unique version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi was released in 2019.
Weaving this ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. In 2022-23 the group will perform all over the world from Japan to the USA. UK highlights will include a return to the chamber music series at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall.
Septura’s members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Philharmonia, Basel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.