A concert of two halves: Firstly, a recital by solo alto saxophonist Anthony Kitchen accompanied by pianist Robert Jones. Secondly, Windsor Brass led by Julian Sandford.
Born in Kent in 1989, alto saxophonist Anthony Kitchen embarked on his first musical journey as a recorder player at the age of seven. By the age of twelve he decided to begin playing the saxophone and continue his passion for music. By the age of fifteen he was a finalist in the Medway Young Musician of the Year Awards performing on the saxophone.
His love of music continued, and at the age of seventeen he joined the British Army as a musician. After completion of all training he was posted to the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps. After four years and several performances overseas in countries including the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Germany, France and Belgium, Anthony was posted to the Band of the Household Cavalry.
After completion of the Mounted Dutyman’s horse riding course he became a member of the band performing on events such as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, State Visits, The Garter Ceremony and many other high-profile events both in the UK and around the world.
Anthony’s performance will include saxophone repertoire composed by Roger Boutry, Alexander Glazunov, Alan Ridout and George Frideric Handel.
In the second half of this concert Windsor Brass, led by Julian Sandford on Principal Trumpet, will perform music by Gershwin, Bernstein and Ewald arranged for Brass Quintet.
Julian first picked up a trumpet at school aged 10. By the age of 14 he was attending the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London every Saturday. At the age of 18 he joined the British Army as a musician, he has performed in many countries, among them: Uganda, Nigeria, New Zealand and Switzerland. As a State Trumpeter he recently performed at two Royal weddings and The Festival of Remembrance in the Albert Hall.
The performance features the music from Porgy and Bess and Westside Story, this composition by Victor Ewald is recognised as the first piece written specifically for Brass Quintet.
Entrance is free.