Calendar of events
Thursday 4th October 2018, 7.30pm. Recital of Central and Eastern European music. Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX. Programme: Tcherepnine Sonatine Sportive, Markovitch Complainte et Danse, Tubin Sonata, Prokofiev Five Melodies op. 35, Herdzin Bajkowe Opowiesci (Fairy Tales). With Yshani Perinpanayagam, piano. Ticket info to come.
Saturday 11th August 2018: Recital at Singapore Saxophone Symposium. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Recital programme: Fernande Decruck Chant Lyrique op. 69, Mark Bowden Parable, Krzysztof Herdzin Bajkowe Opowiesci (Fairy Tales). With Jessica Leong, piano.
Wednesday 1st August 2018, 7.30pm: Ibert performance at MusicFest Aberystwyth. The Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE. Programme included: Ibert - Concertino da Camera. Performers: Kyle Horch, saxophone; Orion Orchestra, conductor Toby Purser.
Saturday 28th July - Saturday 4th August 2018. MusicFest Aberystwyth: Saxophone Summer Course. Aberystywth Arts Centre and Penglais School, Aberystwyth SY23 3GL. The 2018 MusicFest saxophone summer course is designed to be a fun and thought-provoking week for classically-based saxophonists whether they are of school-age, at conservatoire or university, or adult amateur musicians. It will include masterclass sessions, supported with piano, and individual lessons, as well as chamber group playing, larger saxophone ensemble, and talk sessions that offer approaches to instrumental technique, practice, performing, and listening. Course tutors: Kyle Horch and Lars Lien, saxophone, with Anya Fadina, piano.
Wednesday 4th July 2018, 1.05pm: Independence Day: An American in Paris. St. John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA. Programme: Sondheim arr. Bennett - Three Sondheim Waltzes, John Williams - Three Pieces from "Schindler's List", Gershwin arr. Mitchell - An American in Paris, Bernstein arr. Harman - Candide Overture, Weill - Selections from Little Threepenny Music. Performers: Madeleine Mitchell, violin; Kyle Horch, saxophone; Nigel Clayton, piano; Imma Setiadi, piano.
Tuesday 26th June 2018, 7.45pm: Counterpoise at the Proms at St. Judes. St. Jude's Church, Central Square, Hampstead, London NW11 7AH. Programme: "A Touch of the Cabaret": Music by Weill, Satie, Gershwin, Sondheim, and Bernstein. Performers: Jacqui Dankworth (mezzo-soprano) with Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Kyle Horch, saxophone; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Iain Farrington, piano.
Friday 22nd June, 2018, 7.30pm: RCM Saxophone Ensemble Concert. Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Programme: World premiere of Ivor McGregor's new work for saxophone octet, Film Noir (commission supported by grants from the RVW Trust and the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain), the world premiere of a new work by Andrew Chen, the first UK performance of Katia Beaugeais' First Light at Uluru, and other pieces by Corelli, Erland von Koch, Charlotte Harding, and Ian Stewart. Performers: Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble, conductor Kyle Horch.
Friday 15th June 2018, 7.30pm: Counterpoise at The Barn. The Barn, Hill House, Carlton, Bedfordshire MK43 7ND. Programme: "A Touch of the Cabaret": Music by Weill, Satie, Gershwin, Sondheim, and Bernstein. Performers: Catherine Hopper (mezzo-soprano) with Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Kyle Horch, saxophone; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Iain Farrington, piano.
Wednesday 16th May 2018, 7.30pm: Counterpoise at the Newbury Spring Festival. Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD. Programme: John Casken - Kokoschka's Doll and The Art of Love: Alma Mahler's Life and Music which features works by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, Wagner, Webern, and David Matthews. Performers: Sir John Tomlinson (bass) and Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) with Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Kyle Horch, saxophone/clarinet; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Iain Farrington, piano.
Tuesday 10th April 2018, 8.30pm: Counterpoise in Oxford. Holywell Music Room, St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB. Programme: John Casken - Kokoschka's Doll and The Art of Love: Alma Mahler's Life and Music which features works by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, Wagner, Webern, and David Matthews. Pre-concert talk at 8pm. Performers: Sir John Tomlinson (bass) and Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) with Counterpoise: Fenella Humphreys, violin; Kyle Horch, saxophone/clarinet; Deborah Calland, trumpet; Iain Farrington, piano.
Wednesday 7th -Saturday 10th March 2018. Rambert Dance Company: "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses". Theatr Clywd Cymru, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1YA.
Saturday 22nd July - Saturday 29th July 2017. MusicFest Aberystwyth International Summer School. Leader of summer course for classical saxophonists, collaborating with the outstanding Norwegian saxophonist Lars Lien.
Friday 9th December 2016, 6.30pm. Recital with Laefer Saxophone Quartet (guest leader). In Tune with Abstract Expressionism. Royal Academy of Arts. The Reynolds Room, Burliington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. Works: Robert Myers Third Quartet: for saxophones, Ed Scolding Dapple, A.S. Chen Arkady (world premiere), Robert Carl Duke Meets Mort, Philip Glass Saxophone Quartet.
Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th November 2016. Performances and masterclasses at Tromsø Kammermusikkfestival - Tromsø Chamber Music Festival. UiT Norges arktiske universitet - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. Masterclasses and recital performances of David Amram Greenwich Village Portraits and Serge Prokofiev Five Melodies op.35. With Sergej Osadchuk, piano.
Monday 21st November 2016. Recital at Music on Mondays, Chichester. The Chapel, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6PE. Programme: Serge Prokofiev Five Melodies, op.35; Timothy Salter Chameleon; David Amram Greenwich Village Portraits. With Yshani Perinpanayagam, piano.
Sunday 30th October 2016, 11.30am. Recital at Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain 40th Anniversary Single Reed Day. Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DT. Programme: David Amram - Greenwich Village Portraits. With Yshani Perinpanayagam, piano.
Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August 2016. Singapore Saxophone Symposium. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Recital and masterclasses.
Friday 5th August 2016, 7.30pm. Counterpoise with Donald Maxwell at The Barn, Carlton, Bedfordshire. The American Dream programme.
Sunday 31st July to Thursday 4th August 2016. Hindhead Clarinet and Saxophone Summer Course. Included performance of Joseph Jongen Meditation with Roy Stratford, piano, and John Carmichael Two Duets with Naomi Sullivan, soprano saxophone
Thursday 28th July 2016, 7.30pm. Counterpoise with Willard White at the Petworth Festival. Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Petworth, West Sussex. The American Dream programme.
Thursday 30th June 2016, 7.30pm. Counterpoise with Robert Winslade Anderson. Proms at St. Judes, Hampstead, NW11 7AH. The American Dream programme.
Friday 24th June 2016, 7.30pm. Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble concert, Kyle Horch, conductor. Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Programme: Rossini arr. Alan Andrews Overture: "L'italiana in Algeri", Clare Loveday Revolution Envy (world premiere), David Bedford Fridiof Kennings, Elgar arr. Gary Bricault The Wand of Youth, suite 1, Marc Findon Black Lights, Alistair Parnell Persiflage, Stephen Sondheim arr. Lucy Armstrong Selections from "Sunday in the Park with George".
Saturday 4th June 2016, 2-9pm. 04.06.16 Festival. Co-director with composer Ian Stewart. A one-day series of concerts featuring the saxophone in recital and chamber settings. Included a recital performance with Yshani Perinpanayagam and Pavel Timofeyevsky, pianists, as well as a performance by Flotilla. Recital programme: Joseph Jongen Meditation, Yvan Markovitch Complainte et Danse, Timothy Salter Chameleon (world premiere of version with piano), Ian Stewart Mornwards, John Carmichael Sonata: Grave and Gay. Flotilla programme: Christian Biegai Quartett, Edward McGuire Hidden Dialects, John Carmichael Sea Changes, Ian Stewart In Nomine, Timothy Blinko Cartographies.
Flotilla members and composers at 04.06.16 Festival. Left to right: Alistair Parnell, Kyle Horch, John Carmichael, Edward McGuire, Ian Stewart, Christian Biegai, Naomi Sullivan, Timothy Blinko, and Andrew Tweed.
Sunday 29th May 2016, 7.30pm. Flotilla performance in Nottingham, with special guest Pavel Timofeyevsky. Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham University. Programme: Christian Biegai Quartett, Edward McGuire Hidden Dialects, Komitas Three Armenian Folksongs, John Carmichael Sea Changes (world premiere of this version), Zelenka Trio Sonata n.2 in G minor, Ian Stewart In Nomine, Timothy Blinko Cartographies.