The Cory Band
The Cory Band
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 PM
Meymandi Hall, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh, NC
The Triangle Brass Band is pleased to once again host the world’s top ranked brass band and European champions.
Returning to Raleigh after a sold-out performance on its 2016 tour, the Cory Band is arguably the best brass band in the world. Under their charismatic Musical Director Philip Harper, Cory dares to step out of the traditional brass band genre to deliver a tantalizing mix of blockbuster and beautiful music that amazes and captivates audiences wherever they perform.
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A note about ticket prices: New policies implemented by the City of Raleigh require that we offer tickets only through Ticketmaster or the Duke Energy Center box office. Buying tickets online through Ticketmaster carries their usual selection of fees, and increases the cost of your tickets considerably. If you want to get the best possible price, we encourage you to visit the Duke Energy Center box office in person!
Hayes Barton UMC
The Cory Band
Philip Harper became Musical Director of the Cory Band in 2012. Since then he has won all the major trophies, including an unprecedented Grand Slam of major titles in 2016: the European, the British Open, the Nationals and Brass in Concert, all won in a single calendar year. As well as becoming the only living conductor to have achieved a conventional Grand Slam, he became the only ever conductor to achieve what has since become known as the ‘Harper Slam’. Philip won the coveted 4barsrest.com Conductor of the Year Award in 2013, 2015 and 2016. In recent years he was a guest conductor of the Manger Musikklag Band in Norway, the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Brass, amongst many others.
A resident of Gloucester, Philip was the Editor of Brass Band World magazine between 2009 and 2015 and, since 2005 has been the Music Editor of the historic Wright and Round publishing company.
Philip is a prolific composer and his original works and arrangements are played all over the world. In 2016 he composed A Shakespearean Triptych for a 650-strong joint ensemble and choir conducting the first performance in a packed Royal Albert Hall at the Last Night of the Schools Prom. You can find out more detail and listen to audio excerpts of Philip’s music at www.philipharper.co.uk.
En route to this point in his life, Philip graduated from the University of Bristol in 1994 before going on to take a Masters Degree in Composition and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. He had a successful performing career and was the principal tenor horn of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the Sun Life Band in Bristol, as well as winning through to the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1991. Between 1996 and 1998 he lived in Japan and was a guest soloist with most of the ‘British-style’ brass bands with whom he still keeps a close connection, visiting annually.