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Concerts and Lecture-recitals including The Square on the Hippopotamus



The Square on the Hippopotamus flyerMark Kesel and Ian WestleyThe Square on the Hippopotamus

Wallow in a delightful lecture recital in which trumpet soloist Mark Kesel, accompanied by pianist Ian Westley, explores the World of the Trumpet from Pythagoras to the present day. Click image to read the flyer.

Ian Westley

Ian Westley is one of England’s finest accompanists. He works regularly as repetiteur for a number of choirs and productions but still finds time to be the musical director of the Erleigh Cantors. Ian has appeared with Mark Kesel at recitals throughout Britain and is a regular guest artist for Chaconne Brass in their Christmas productions at Reading’s Town Hall.

Mark Kesel and Ian Westley in Venice
Soirée Musicale
(trumpet, strings and continuo)

An invitation to an intimate presentation of Baroque and Classical music for trumpet and strings, including works by Purcell, Haydn, Torelli, and Albinoni. Given in period costume, the concert is an engaging and imaginative insight into the World of an 18th Century court musician.

For this concert Mark Kesel transports the audience back some 300 years, revealing the lifestyle, thoughts and often intolerant opinions from an era rich in musical gems and geniuses: A period of musical history that has left us with some of the most glorious and enduring music ever written.

The 21st Century Trumpet (available from November 2008 )

A lecture-recital of the very best and most exciting works written for trumpet and piano this Century. The concert will feature the winning composition from the most recent Sound the Trumpet annual composition competition.

In an attempt to enrich and broaden the repertoire for trumpet and piano, Mark Kesel gives a platform to the very best new works for this combination. The current musical trends and potential of the instruments is also explored, illustrated and discussed in Mark’s usual clear and entertaining style.

Mark Kesel

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