Past event: The Lock-In: On the Road


Founded by Aurora Principal Trumpet Simon Cox and comprising of several regular Aurora brass players, Septura has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most inventive and highly-regarded brass ensembles. Aiming to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium through the unique sound of the brass septet, the group is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with imaginative programmes built from a growing repertoire of specially-created transcriptions, arrangements and commissions.

For this programme Septura reflects on the nomadic existence of creators and performers of music through a series of works which were all written far from the composers’ homes. The group’s transcriptions and arrangements – spanning five centuries of composers on tour – make every effort to remain faithful to the originals. But they also throw vivid new light on these masterpieces, illuminating them afresh as they are re-born for brass septet. With music by Prokofiev, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Lassus, come and hear why this pioneering group was heralded as ‘magnificent’ in a recent 5-star review for The Observer.


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