Brett Morris

Bourne To Dance

Nov 4 2021 • 41 mins

In the first episode of the new series, Paul is joined by Brett Morris, Music Director and Principal Conductor of New Adventures. Brett was born in New Zealand. He initially studied conducting with Juan Mattuecci in Auckland, before travelling to London to study with Norman del Mar. He subsequently completed his studies in orchestral conducting and piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, in addition to undertaking a MA at Roehampton. Since 2000 he has been Musical Director and Principal Conductor of New Adventures and has conducted all of the company’s repertoire in London, on tour throughout the UK, and internationally throughout Europe, the United States and the Far East. In 2013 Brett was made an Associate Artist of New Adventures in recognition of his artistic contribution to the company.

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Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).

Brett's song to dance to was "I Won’t Dance” by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, played by the Oscar Peterson Trio, from the album, “Oscar Peterson plays the Jerome Kern Songbook” from The Verve Music Group.

New Adventures orchestration and recording of Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 3. Danse des petits cygnes

New Adventures orchestration and recording of Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 Suite – 2. Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights)

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