Royal Philharmonic principal bassist Corin Long died in a tragic accident earlier this year, and his sister Vanessa is organizing a memorial concert for Corin and their other Sheila. She wrote to me recently inquiring if I might spread the word about this event, wondering if any musicians known to Corin or Sheila would like to play in it.
The concert will be held at Corin’s old school (Longslade) in Birstall, Leicester at the beginning of April 2008 (round about 5th…but that is not definite yet). All ex and present NYO, RPO, SNO, and Philharmonia musicians are invited to take part or simply to attend plus ex students of the Stonehill Music Society, Birstall and students of Corin’s.Money raised will be donated to the ‘Corin Long Memorial Fund’ set up to help music college students in financial hardship.
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