A short flight across the city : 2022

Audio: A Short Flight Across the City (September.2022)

Asked to write a short fanfare to celebrate the inaugural concert of the Hope Metropolitan Orchestra, I decided that it would be appropriate to write for all the forces of the orchestra available to them at this event. The idea of a fanfare underpins this five-minute overture, and as the title implies, it’s a short but brisk journey - and as users of a well-known budget airline might recognise, a final fanfare might even suggest that our plane has arrived a little early ...

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On Saturday 29th October, in the Great Hall of Liverpool Hope's Creative Campus, Stephen's new orchestral piece, A short flight across the city, received its premiere given by the newly-formed Hope Metropolitan Orchestra. The work opened the inaugural concert by the orchestra, and the programme also included Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony and the 'Spring' movement from Haydn's The Seasons. Stephen himself conducted the concert.