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CD and Concert of Bush's Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 February 2004
Posted: 5 November 2003

The Alan Bush Music Trust are delighted to announce the Trust's latest project and to ask for your help in raising funds for the issue of a CD, to be released in the Summer of 2004, of Alan Bush's Symphony No. 1 in C (Op. 21) (1940) and Symphony No.2 ("The Nottingham Symphony") (Op. 33) (1949), performed by the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will be conducted by Douglas Bostock. The recording will take place in February 2004.

Douglas Bostock

The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Bostock who is internationally renowned, will also perform Bush's Nottingham Symphony at a concert at the Royal Northern College in Manchester on Friday 6th February 2004. We hope that as many lovers of Bush's music as possible will attend this concert!

The CD will be issued on the Danish Classico label as part of their long-running "British Symphonic Collection". The recording company under the guidance of Douglas Bostock and their repertoire consultant, Lewis Foreman, have taken a particular interest in recording British music of the 20th century.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to further public awareness of Bush's symphonic works, following on from the great critical success enjoyed by the CDs of his music issued during 2002 - with more CDs to come this year and in 2004.

If you feel able to contribute to this exciting project - we need to raise about £6000 - please send a cheque to:
Dr Rachel O'Higgins
Hon. Secretary
Alan Bush Music Trust
7, Harding Way
Cambridge CB4 9JH
Tel: 01223 232659

Those who send a donation of at least £15 will automatically receive a copy of the CD upon its release in 2004.

Concert details:

Full programme:
Edward Gregson: Blazon
Rachmaninov:Piano Concerto No: 2

Date and venue:
Friday 6th February 2004 at 7.30 pm
Brown Shipley Concert Hall
Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester M13 NRD

Tickets: £5, £10 and £15 (with 10% concessionary rate - please check with box office)
Book on-line:
Box Office: 0161907 5555