The Tuba Takeover
It’s been a long time because In May 2014 I was offered the opportunity to perform a tuba concerto with my orchestra The Forest Philharmonic Orchestra and one thing led to another and I’ve ended up commissioning a new concerto from Derek Bourgeois. That has in effect taken over my life and squeezed out any real time to spend on furthering the Jami. The WP of the Concerto is on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 6:30 at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall. And in January 2014 I joined East London Brass my local brass band and even though they are a fairly relaxed band, only rehearsing once a week, this has meant even less time for KS. It has revitalised my tuba playing which I had let slip almost to extinction over the last decade and I’m practicing more now than I ever have even in my music college days. Sorabji and Jami haven’t gone away though just been put on the shelf for a while. They’ll be back.