On this page you can see what is keeping me busy – musically speaking – and keep up to date with forthcoming performances and projects. Please check back regularly for further news.
Meet the Recorder
Saturday 9th September at 7pm
at Eltham Parish Church
James Risdon – Recorders
Trevor Hughes – Piano and Harpsichord
James Risdon and Trevor Hughes return for another evening of music showcasing the many voices of the recorder.
No tickets necessary – Pay what you can.
Concerto Heaven with Virtuoso Flutes
Saturday 23rd September at 7.30pm
St. Peter’s Church, Tiverton
Sunday 24th September at 4pm
Great Hall, Dartington
A concert where the strings of Devon Baroque are joined by two outstanding soloists, Rachel Brown (baroque flute) and James Risdon (recorder), who offer their favourite concertos, joining forces for the riotous Telemann duo concerto.
Please visit Devon Baroque’s website for further details and to book tickets.
Benslow Music Performance
Monday 9th October at 3pm
James Risdon – Recorders
Trevor Hughes – Piano
Join James Risdon and Trevor Hughes for another recital of their favourite works for recorder and piano… and of course, afternoon tea….
Please visit Benslow Music’s website for details of how to book tickets.
RareFest conference at Cambridge Guildhall
From Here to Eternity
Saturday 13 October 2018, 7.30pm
St. David’s Church, Exeter
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7.30pm
Ottery St. Mary Parish Church
I am delighted to be returning to make two guest appearances with the Exeter Chamber Choir accompanied by their director Andrew Daldorph.
The concerts include music by Tallis, Rheinberger,
Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Dove and
Nigel Walsh “Requiem” (Première)
Tickets available from the ECC website or on the door.
Resounding Recorders Recital
Saturday 13th January 2018 at 1pm
To kick off the new year I am delighted to be giving my third recital at the magnificent St. Alfege Church in Greenwich. I am joined by the wonderful Olwen Foulkes in a programme of canons, echoes, reflections and riffs spanning 300 years.
The concert will last 45 minutes and is free of charge with donations invited. It is particularly suited to younger recorder enthusiasts!
Braille Music (2017) Documentary – Available Now
\’Braille Music\’ Trailer
Braille Music is the subject of a new documentary directed by American film-maker Michael House. It features six blind musicians who come together to record a tribute to Louis Braille.
Braille Music in now on Amazon Prime U.K. It\’s free to anyone who is a member of Amazon Prime, if you\’re not a member, you can rent it or buy it.
I am delighted that the film will be screened as part of the Ludlow English Song Weekend on Friday 6 April 2018.
Read more about the film, including the associated piece of music, on this previous news post.
James Oswald : A Romantic Scot in Handel’s London
Thursday 14 September at 6.30pm
Handel and Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1k 4HB.
Lois Murray – Soprano
James risdon – Recorders
Trevor Hughes – Harpsichord
A performance of the charming song cycle Colin’s Kisses as well as other instrumental gems by one of the 18th century’s most distinctive composers.
Tel: 020 7495 1685
Sensing Nature Sound Trail
Friday 30th June- 5pm
Saturday 1st July – 12pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna, Eye, Suffolk IP23 8HA
“Sensing Nature” will see the Tactile Ensemble create music inspired by the natural world in the beautiful surroundings of Thornham in Norfolk. Further information can be found on the flyer.
Whether you can be there or not, please perform your own little anti-rain dance…