The Melbourne International Festival of Brass takes place
17-24 August 2003 in Melbourne, Australia.
MIFB webmaster Ben Manstead writes: "We have some terrific
Trumpet guests including Niklaus Eklund, David Staff, Geoff Payne,
Tristram Williams, James Morrison and the Stockholm Chamber Brass
plus some fantastic Horn, Trombone and Tuba instrumentalists. Our
Honorary Patron is the great Barry Tuckwell."
A recent addition to the MIFB programme is a late evening gig in
Federation Square on Friday 22 August featuring the Australian trumpet
legend James Morrison. The festival website lists this among many
other concerts, masterclasses, warmup sessions and open rehearsals,
and Smashing the Brass Ceiling in which a panel of women
brass players offers a female perspective on the rewards and challenges
of their profession. Festival evenings can be rounded off with "Jazz
at the Loft", a series of 10pm jazz slots at "Melbourne's
newest venue for quality live music".
Melbourne International Festival
Ben Mansted and MIFB website