Following on from the hugely successful concert at King’s Place in London with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, Timothy Orpen is delighted to have joined the Ensemble on their tour of the USA and Canada. Read more
Food poisoning gets in the way of Weber, and reducing musicians to tears - all in a day's work for Timothy Orpen, clarinettist in the Aurora Orchestra.
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Timothy looks forward to his BBC Proms Chamber Music Concert at Cadogan Hall this lunchtime as part of the Royal Northern Sinfonia Winds with Christian Blackshaw. Read more
Timothy returns to LDSM this year, where he performs the Brahms Clarinet Quintet with the Kuss Quartet on the 8th August and gives a recital with Levon Chilingirian and Andrew Brownell on the 10th.
Octagon Music Society, Tony Bramley-Harker
The Argus, Gavin Engelbrecht "The winds were given chance to shine in Andre Caplet’s Piano Quintet, with flautist Juliette Bausor, oboist Steven Hudson, clarinettist Timothy Orpen and bassoonist Stephen Reay…More
Timothy will perform the Ireland Fantasy sonata for clarinet and piano with Julius Drake; he also plays the Schumann Märchenzählungen op 132 with Rachel Rodgers and Julius. The concert is on 2nd May in Enniskillen.
"Peter Francomb’s horn was the hedgehog, Vogt’s piano the squirrel and Timothy Orpen’s clarinet led the chorus of night birds. In the final movement, all the creatures come together with bassoon and strings for a musical argument. It was both light and delightful."
The Arts Desk, Geoff Brown
Westmorland Gazette, Brian Paynes
The Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht Orpen’s approach was both fearless and direct.
The Journal, Rob Barnes "played with vigour and obvious enjoyment, moving with ease from the slow and reflective first movement to the boisterous second with its fast, jazzy pace."
The Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht
"Almost like a journey through the landscapes of America"