Neil Brand is an established composer known mostly for work with early film, collaborations with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and for his broadcasting work discussing film music on Radio 4’s Film Programme and BBC4 series including Sound of Cinema and Sound of Song. He has had an acclaimed career as a radio playwright (shortlisted for the Sony, Audio Drama and Tinnison Awards), culminating in two major radio adaptations written and composed – The Wind in the Willows and A Christmas Carol, both broadcast on Radio 4 – which draw together drama and orchestral music with actors performing to a specially-composed orchestral underscore. Recent collaborations include the Wellcome Trust (via Radio 3,) Barbican Music, the Benjamin Britten Trust, the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and Dartington Summer School.
Merton Music Foundation, lead partner for the Merton Music Education Hub, is a Registered Charity whose principal objective is to ”advance musical education within the framework of the arts”, maximise impact through collaboration and partnership and deliver a high-quality music and arts offer to Merton’s young people.
“Peoples Guide to the Orchestra” will be performed by Merton Youth Concert Band at The Royal Albert Hall,Monday 8th May at 7pm