Meridian Brass play for Practical Action during its 50th year as part of HHMF!
Greenwich-based Meridian Brass perform for the development charity Practical Action at St Faith's as part of Herne Hill Music Festival on Saturday October 10th at 7:30pm. It is an event happening during the 50th year since the charity's founding. It should be a brilliant performance from a very inventive ensemble for a very inventive charity! You can listen to Meridian Brass on their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/meridian-brass
Known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group until 2005, Practical Action was founded in 1965 by economist and philosopher E. F. Schumacher who argued that aid based on provision of intermediate technologies to match the needs and skills possessed by the people of developing countries, works better than that based on provision of large-scale technologies. This Practical Action calls "technology justice" as it focuses on areas where it can make the biggest difference: energy access, food and agriculture, urban waste and water, and disaster risk reduction. Practical Action has 100 projects on the go worldwide.
The concert is being organised in conjunction with Practical Action Southeast London Group (PASELG) who actively organise fundraising concerts in the area - last working with Meridian Brass in 2011, also at St Faith's! HHMF worked with PASELG to put on the Belvil Trio last October.
The programme for this Meridian Brass concert will include:
Frank Bridge, Vignettes de Marseilles
John Dowland, Early songs
Holst, Six Folksongs
Excerpts from Mozart's London Sketches
Heeley, Four tube stops (crowd pleasing lighter suite inspired by some of London’s most well know locations)
For more information about this event, see http://www.hernehillfestival.org/?page=programme&id2=87. Ticket price usually comes with a glass of wine. It's part of a busy first Saturday which includes free music at the Carnegie Library from the Clarinet Consort at 11am, and a student music showcase at 3pm featuring Rosendale School, Jessop School and Southwark Children's Brass Band.