Horovitz at 80

Horovitz at 80
The Royal College of Music, London, is celebrating the 80th birthday of Joseph Horovitz with a concert of his ensemble music on Friday, May 26.

Performers from the college will showcase some of his most popular works, including the Concertino Classico for two cornets and brass band, and the much-admired Music Hall Suite for brass quintet. Horovitz himself will conduct part of the celebrations.

Horovitz studied composition at the RCM with Gordon Jacob, and has been a Professor of Composition there himself since 1961. He received the Commonwealth Medal for Composition in 1959 and has won two Ivor Novello Awards: for the ever-popular Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (Best British Music for Children 1975) and "Lillie" (Best TV Music 1978). He was awarded the Gold Order of Merit of the City of Vienna in 1996, and in 2002 the Nino Rota Prize in Italy for ‘an outstanding international musical career’.

The concert takes place on Horovitz’s birthday itself, May 26, at 7pm, with free admission.

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