Trumpeting work of man behind top TV theme music
ONE of the classical world's most well- respected trumpeters is coming to Scunthorpe. The sound of Crispian Steele-Perkins will be familiar to anyone who knows the theme tune to the popular British television programme Antiques Roadshow.
He also played the theme tune for the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Now the musician, who has performed alongside stars of the classical world such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Bryn Terfel, will take part in the next part of the Scunthorpe Concert Series.
He will take to the stage in the main hall at Brumby Engineering College in Scunthorpe tomorrow (Friday, March 8).
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Joining him for the performance and illustrated talk about the trumpet from earliest times will be Leslie Pearson on piano.
Michael Nutbrown, of the Scunthorpe Concert Society, is looking forward to welcoming one of the acknowledged masters of the trumpet.
"The illustrated concerts are both informative and amusing," he said.
"Crispian last performed in Scunthorpe in December 2009, where he accompanied several vocal soloists in songs by Handel and Purcell as part of a concert celebrating these two composers.
"His unique performances have led to Continuo magazine describing him as 'the world's leading player of the Baroque trumpet'."
The trumpeter joined the English National Youth Orchestra at the age of 16, going on to spend 15 years working in recording, TV and film studios, developing a body of work which is recognisable today.
Mr Pearson regularly appears with London orchestras and has made guest appearances on record and in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestras.
Mr Nutbrown said: "Commercially, Leslie can be heard on TV and film soundtracks such as Dr Who – for 14 years – Poirot and Sherlock Holmes.
"In terms of films, he has worked on Star Wars, Superman, Chariots of Fire, Four Weddings and a Funeral – as a solo organist – and Tomorrow Never Dies, to name a few."
Tickets cost £14 each, with school children and students admitted free. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets will be available on the evening at the ticket desk from 6.30pm. The show starts at 7.30pm. For details, visit www.scunthorpe-concert-society.co.uk