Steve DummerYoko OnoConcert finished
- Steve Dummer clarinet
- Yoko Ono piano
Steve and Yoko bring to the Bunglehoff a musical journey promising levels of unsurpassed musical anarchy and unexpected twists. Strap yirsel in!
Malcolm Arnold – Sonatina
A short three movement piece that would go on to inspire a raft of sixties television soundtracks (think ‘The Saint’ etc).
John Hawkins – Period Pieces (piano)
A recent and dark series of compositions from our local composer.
Matthew Hindson – Nintendo Music
Composition inspired by early video game music.
Gerard Grisey – Charme (solo clarinet)
Described by Steve as “a piece with lots of strange sounds”, enough said..
Brahms – Sonata in E flat op.120 no.2
Steve Dummer is a conductor, clarinettist, educator and all-round enthusiast for participation in music-making at every level. He is the musical director of the Kidenza children’s concerts, founder and musical director of Talkestra, musical director of COMA Sussex and conductor of the Ensemble Reza’s Community Orchestra.
As a clarinettist, Steve gives regular recitals and concerts throughout the UK and abroad and has given world premières of music written for him by many composers including John Hawkins, Peter Copley, Paul Carr, Alison Kay, Ric Graebner and also first British performances of music by Gerald Busby, Matthew Hindson, Derek Bermel, Frederick Rzewski and Paul Lewis.
Recent performances have included Domaines by Pierre Boulez as part of a 90th birthday concert for the composer.
Yoko Ono studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has performed in major venues including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Barbican in the UK as well as many music festivals and concerts in China, France, Italy, Switzerland, USA and of course Japan. She has made recordings of chamber music for Claudio Records and DKlassiscs.
Now based in Brighton, Yoko is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician – shortly after her performance in the living room she’ll be off to Denmark to give a recital with the inestimable Mr Dummer. Yoko also teaches the piano at the Royal College of Music in London and at Roedean School in Brighton and is an active participant in the Lunchtime Concerts series at the Chapel Royal in Brighton.