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Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th November 2017. Rambert Dance Company: "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses". Theatre Royal, Saw Cl, Bath BA1 1ET. 
Thursday 19th - Friday 20th October 2017. Rambert Dance Company: "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses". Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL. 
Friday 28th July 2017, 8pm. Chamber Music at MusicFest Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE. Programme included Walton Facade - An Entertainment for narrators, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cello, and percussion.
Monday 24th July 2017, 1.30pm. Recital at MusicFest Aberystwyth. Old College, Kings Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2BH. Programme: Robert Planel Prelude et Saltarelle, Liz Johnson Inflorescence, David Amram Greenwich Village Portraits. With Anya Fadina, piano. 

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.   

Wednesday 19th July 2017, 7.30pm. Counterpoise at the Buxton Festival. St. John's Church, St. John's Road, Buxton SK17 6BE. Programme: John Casken's Kokoshka's Doll and The Art of Love: Alma Mahler's Life and Music which includes music by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, and Wagner in new arrangements by David Matthews.
Saturday 15th July 2017, 7.30pm. Counterpoise at the Deal Festival.  St. George's Church, St. George's Road, Deal CT14 6ED. Programme: John Casken's Kokoshka's Doll and The Art of Love: Alma Mahler's Life and Music which includes music by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, and Wagner in new arrangements by David Matthews.  
Sunday 9th July 2017, 3pm. Counterpoise at the Cheltenham Festival. Parabola Arts Centre, Parabola Road, Cheltenham GL50 3AA. Programme: World premiere of John Casken's Kokoshka's Doll, plus The Art of Love: Alma Mahler's Life and Music including music by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, and Wagner in new arrangements by David Matthews. 
Thursday 6th July, 2017, 7.30pm. Royal College of Music Saxophone Ensemble concert, conducted by Kyle Horch. Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Programme: Dukas Fanfare from 'La Peri', Tonu Korvits Landscapes from a Night Train (UK premiere), Roderick Skeaping Cries, Bells, Chants, and Whispers, Elgar arr. Bricault Serenade for Strings, op. 20, Graham Lynch Unreal Promenades (UK premiere), Joel Love Three Images (UK premiere), Philippe Geiss Sir Patrick, Andrew Tweed and Karen Street Rain Dance. 
Tuesday 16th May - Saturday 20th May 2017. Rambert Dance Company: "The Three Dancers" and "The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses". Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN.
Saturday 6th May, 7.30pm. Counterpoise with Rozanna Madylus, mezzo-soprano: The Art of Love. Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way, London NW11 6YD. A sequence of musical works by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinksky, and Wagner, in new arrangements by David Matthews, linked with texts by Barry Millington. 
Monday 3rd April - Wednesday 5th April 2017. Masterclasses and informal recital at LUCA School of Arts, Leuven, Belgium. Performances of Planel Prelude et Saltarelle and Schulhoff Hot-Sonate. With Filip Martens, piano. 
Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th March 2017. Rambert Dance Company: "The Three Dancers". The New Theatre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG. 
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 7.30pm. Madeleine Mitchell and Friends at the Kensington and Chelsea Music Society. The Studio Room, Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London W14 8LZ. Programme: works by Milhaud, Bridge, Elgar, Faure, and Ravel. 
Monday 27th February 2017, 7.30pm. Counterpoise at Music on Mondays, Luton Music. Luton Library Theatre, St. George's Square, Luton LU1 2NG. Programme: four scores newly composed by Jean Hasse to accompany early silent films, plus works by Milhaud, Satie, and Iain Farrington. 
Friday 20th January 2017, 8pm. Counterpoise with Donald Maxwell. Southend Borough Council Concert Series.  Plaza Centre (Southend Christian Fellowship Centre), 600 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PT. The American Dream programme: Britten, Copland, Gershwin, Piazzolla and more. 

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

Jackson Pollock Blue Poles

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. 

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

Photograph of Flotilla performers and composers at 04.06.16 Festival



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.