Sax ace’s date with Matlock Music

The second concert in the new Matlock Music season is to take place this week, featuring a performance by saxophone player Anthony Brown.

September’s concert by violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom and pianist Mark Austin was attended by over 100 local people, who greatly enjoyed a rich variety of styles of music.

This latest concert is to take place on Friday, October 18, and offers even more variety.

Anthony Brown is a classically-trained saxophonist.

A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, he obtained 100 per cent in his final recital.

He has a passion for expanding the classical saxophone repertoire and has won prizes from the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the RNCM.

He took first prize in the 2012 Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, first organised in 1990 and now an established event in music diaries, annually attracting artists of the highest calibre. Anthony will be accompanied by the pianist Leo Nicholson.

Their astonishingly diverse programme includes short pieces by Ravel, Gershwin, Ibert, Debussy, Piazzola and many others.

The concert is on Friday, October 18, at the Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Lumsdale, off the Chesterfield Road, Matlock, DE4 5NA.

The concert will be starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at the door before the concert at £10.

Under 18s, students and registered jobseekers pay half price.

All seats are unreserved. There is ample parking at the school.

Further information is available from John Oldfield on 01629 733296 or from the website at

n Anthony Brown is pictured