Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Launchpad Winners Gelachter Wind Trio visit June Emerson Wind Music

Last Monday we had a visit from the Gelachter Trio, one of our Launchpad winners. They had traveled up from London, spent a few hours here and then went back down again, all in the same day. They were such a lovely group and it was great to listen to them playing their repertoire – obviously all very talented musicians.

Gelachter Wind Trio with Rachel

Here's an excerpt on the day from the Gelachter Wind Trio website:

On Monday 18th April Gelachter Trio had an amazingly fun road trip up to York to visit the lovely Rachel Emerson who has so kindly been supporting us since last year after our success in the Royal College of Music Chamber Competition.

It was such a useful experience to be able to choose whatever music we liked from the shop and have a play through as sometimes you really can never judge a piece by its cover! We discovered a whole new repertoire that day with some beautiful arrangements of Shostakovich, Bozza and Rameau that we are very keen to programme into our up and coming recitals! We came away hours later weighed down with new music and heading back for London very sleepy but very excited for our next rehearsal.

Thank you again Rachel for a memorable day :)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Visit to June Emerson Wind Music for Meridian Brass

Last month we had a visit from Meridian Brass. They’d set off at about 6am from London and drove back down again that evening, having spent a good part of the day browsing through new repertoire and enjoying the surroundings.

Three members of Meridian Brass with Rachel Emerson

Meridian Brass are an exciting and diverse brass quartet and one of our Launchpad Prize winners for 2010. With an emphasis on performing their own arrangements, they enjoy repertoire from classical and popular genres.

They entertained shoppers at Canary Wharf yesterday. Join their Facebook group to keep up-to-date on upcoming events and performances. For information about the group be sure to check out their website too:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

10% Discount at this Month's June Emerson Wind Music Open Day

Monday 25th April 2011, 10.30am to 4.30pm

  • Come and browse through our unrivaled stock of wind music
  • Beautiful setting, peaceful atmosphere, warm welcome & refreshments
  • An adjoining room is available for you to play through any of our music
  • Hour-long slots are bookable (in advance), chairs and stands provided
  • All visitors will receive a 10% discount on everything bought or ordered on the day
  • Make a weekend of it and stay overnight in North Yorkshire
  • Where to Stay brochures available on request
Let us know you’re coming & book your playing slot:
Slots available: 10.30-11.30; 11.30-12.30; 12.30-1.30; 1.30-2.30; 2.30-3.30; 3.30-4.30

01439 788324

How to find us

From the A1 (west)
  • Leave the A1 on the A168 (to Thirsk) which then joins the A170 near Thirsk.
  • Approximately 3.5 miles from the top of Sutton Bank take the right turn,
  • signposted to Ampleforth, and follow the road for a further 2 miles.
  • Windmill Farm (privately rented) is on your right, and the office is down the drive just before it.
From York (south)
  • Follow the B1363 which exits the north side of the York ring road.
  • Continue as far as Brandsby where you should turn left for Ampleforth village.
  • Turn right at the T-junction in the village, then take the first left up the hill (signposted to Helmsley).
  • At the top of the hill turn left - Windmill Farm is the first house on the left, approximately 500 yards from the junction.
  • The office is down the drive behind the house (privately rented).
From Helmsley/Scarborough (east)
  • Follow the A170 out of Helmsley towards Thirsk.
  • After approximately a mile and a half turn left at Sproxton - this turning is on a right-hand bend and a large stone archway stands opposite.
  • After a mile, take the right-hand turn to Ampleforth uphill through the woods.
  • At the top of the hill turn right - Windmill Farm is the first house on the left, approximately 500 yards from the junction.
  • The office is down the drive behind the house (privately rented).

June Emerson Wind Music
Windmill Farm
York YO62 4HF
Tel: 01439 788324 - NOT answered on the day
Fax: 01439 788715

We look forward to seeing you on the day!