Trio tour, November 2017

Delighted to announce a five-date mini tour with David Gordon Trio from 11-16 November. We’re delighted to welcome Italian bass-playing legend Rosario Bonaccorso to join us. Details on the David Gordon Trio website.

L’Avventura London + Concerto Köln

September 24 sees the premiere of a new collaboration between Zak Ozmo’s London-based group with the great Concerto Köln, in the Philharmonie, Köln. More details to follow

Tango Alakulo, Savoy Theatre, Helsinki – and beyond

A mild Helsinki January saw the premiere of Tango Alakulo, a celebration of Finland’s centenary of independence with an alternative spin, through the medium of that Finnish obsession: tango. A remarkable and sold-out show saw actor/writer Timo Torikka star as the lift-boy who introduced characters in Finland’s history to speak and sing for themselves, while we the band played on. Joiking from Wimme Saari, singing from Yona, a pair of black cats dancing, all under the artistic direction of designer Klaus Haapaniemi. More dates to follow – we hope, possibly including a big EU one in Berlin in June.

Concerto Stella Matutina, Austria, 3 March 2017

Unbelievably excited about directing this wonderful baroque orchestra in a programme of Rameau and Handel (playing an organ concerto with improvised fugue) together with the third performance of my recorder concerto ‘Romanesque’. Then asking the orchestra to improvise both on La Follia, and also in various ways – faburden, cantus firmus improvisation, improvised suite, with jazz changes – on a theme given by the audience: . A remarkable trio of improvising brass players within the group will enable this to go smoothly. Project of a lifetime.

Solo recital: piano/harpsichord

Good news: a rare opportunity to give a solo recital on both my instruments – at the Dean & Chadlington Festival, Oxfordshire, on Sunday 26 June.  The less good news: it’s an 8am start.  Better news: fresh croissants served and included in the ticket price.

‘Romanesque’ – 2nd performance

I’m delighted to announce the second performance of my concerto Romanesque for recorder, strings, harpsichord and percussion. Premiered at last year’s Ryedale Festival, recorder-player Charlotte Barbour-Condini will give the second performance at the Bedford Park Festival in Chiswick, west London on Monday 20 June 2016.

‘OX TOUR’ – David Gordon Trio

Happy to announce the the David Gordon Trio’s UK autumn dates as part of the ‘OX Tour’ in the month of Oxtober.  The dates are as follows:

Sunday 23 October, lunchtime: PizzaExpress Jazz Club, near Oxford Street

Friday 28 October: Bluehouse Festival, Oxted, Surrey

Saturday 29 October: Jazz at St Giles, Oxford

If you live somewhere near a place beginning with ‘Ox’ and would like the David Gordon Trio to perform there, please get in touch.

 

New CD Launch – 9th December

9th December CD Launch! Incredibly excited about the launch of the trio’s latest CD ‘Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band’ . Available from Mister Sam Records on 11 December, and distributed by Nova Distribution from 1 January 2016.

The Alternative Sibelius Festival

The Alternative Sibelius Festival – for another composer anniversary. An amazing year of events in several European countries concludes with a performance in the Korean Cultural Centre – of course – in Brussels on Friday 18 December.
See you there.