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Tony Coe

World-famous clarinettist, Tony Coe, joins with The Canterbury Orchestra and Thanet-based Cantate Chamber Choir to present a musical portrait of Canterbury.World-famous clarinettist, Tony Coe, joined with The Canterbury Orchestra and Thanet-based Cantate Chamber Choir to present a musical portrait of Canterbury in this year’s Festival. The concert, Canterbury – A Portrait in Music, was held on Saturday 20 October in the Shirley Hall of The King’s School at 3.30pm, featured the work of four modern composers with Kentish connections. A spokesperson for The Canterbury Orchestra said: ‘This concert represents a remarkable innovation for our Orchestra and anyone who thinks that modern music does not have memorable tunes and evocative and atmospheric qualities is in for a wonderful surprise.’

Tony (Anthony George) Coe. British saxophonist (mainly tenor), clarinetist, bass clarinetist, bandleader, composer. Born Canterbury, Kent, November 29, 1934.

The musician of tomorrow will face a continuously growing jazz tradition that since its beginnings has constantly taken up elements from various forms of world music. This situation calls for wide-ranging players, for a combination of the performing and creative artist who is able to enter into the spirit of a great variety of idioms without losing any part of her or his own creativeness. Tony Coe is a distinguished example of such an artist. His playing reflects extreme instrumental skill, exceptional stylistic many-sidedness, and profound musical originality. He is almost unrivalled as far as versatility is concerned. And his career personifies a sizable part of jazz history. With the passing of time he has extended his horizons considerably, adding to the more traditional areas of jazz a variety of modern musical idioms including totally free improvisation as well as classical and contemporary art music.

Canterbury Orchestra Spring Concert: Baltic Extravaganza

7.30pm Saturday 6th April 2019, Colyer-Fergusson Hall

Greig: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (soloist Ana Vandepeer)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

Andrew Lowen; Conductor

Amanda Wyatt; Leader

Canterbury Orchestra is delighted to present three glorious pieces of Romantic music from countries bordering the Baltic Sea, opening with Greig’s joyful celebration of his 25th wedding anniversary, followed by Tchaikovsky’s intense and moving Violin Concerto, for which we welcome back the talented Ana Vandepeer. The concert concludes with Sibelius’ Symphony no.1, a mature and virile composition reflecting the composer’s admiration of Tchaikovsky & Bruckner.



Tickets £15 & £8 from the Gulbenkian Box Office, 01227 769075, boxoffice@kent.ac.uk 

Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?

If you would like the opportunity to play interesting music in a variety of styles and including some of the major symphonic repertoire, call Canterbury's Orchestra Manager Nicky Pound on 01304 812755 or email us.