Grand Départ of the Tour de Brass

17 April 2014

Onyx launched its major project of 2014 a few weeks ago. On March 22nd, Onyx performed the world premiere of David Sawer’s new work “Bronze and Iron” composed especially for Onyx and the Tour de Brass!

“Bronze and Iron” forms the centrepiece of Onyx’s UK tour of free outdoor recitals, and it was a great pleasure to premiere the work in Glasgow, where it’ll be performed on 2nd August, as part of the New Music Biennial’s collaboration with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Tour de Brass! is starting to take its final shape now – we’ve already launched the official trailer, and confirmed Tour dates in East Anglia (18th May), London, (20th May – including a live appearance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune), the North East (13th July) and the South West (7th September) – and even more excitingly: the press have started to get interested.