Fodens at the rncm

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 1 February 2012

On the 28th January Fodens appeared in the 'Festival of Brass' held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester conducted by Mike Fowles, Howard Snell and featuring guest soloist Rex Richardson.

Please see below link for a review of the concert by 4barsrest

World Premier

The concert featured a world premier performance of composer in Residence Andy Scott's new work "Spirit of Mingus". 

The piece was well recieved by audience and critics alike and upon hearing the premier performance, guest conductor Howard Snell commented

"A fine, fine piece! I was thoroughly impressed with the piece on a "pro-musician-solving-problems-and-doing-new-things" basis, but essentially I just enjoyed it, and will spend another 15 minutes of my valuable and scarce time listening to it again when the next chance crops up."

The performance was recorded live and is now available for you to watch, complete with programme notes by Andy Scott.

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell