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Winter debut with Bedworth Symphony Orchestra 12.02

21-year-old conductor Iain has conducted his debut concert, Winter Concert, with Bedworth Symphony Orchestra at Attleborough Church, Nuneaton.


BBC Radio 3 broadcast by Brodsky Quartet of Iain Masson's 'Three Pieces for String Quartet' - live on BBC 'In Tune' show - 26.11.02

Iain Masson's 'Three Pieces for String Quartet' have been premiered live by the Brodsky Quartet on BBC Radio 3's "In-Tune" show presented by Sean Rafferty at BBC Broadcasting House, London.

The three pieces, which were specially composed for the quartet and workshopped during a residency at the International Convention Centre Birmingham, depict three stages of a train journey (i. Monotony (boredom), ii. Passing By (relaxation) and iii. Carriageways (a storm) ). The pieces were performed live around 5.30pm during an interview about the Quartet's education work. The pieces were programmed between works by Shostakovich and Ravel during the live interview.


Iain performs for Autistic Society / ITV Central News Annual Dinner Dance at Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses - 05.11.02

Iain was delighted to play keyboards for the Autistic Society's Annual Dinner Dance at the Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in Birmingham, accompanying blues saxophone. The evening raised a significant sum of money for the charity. The Guest Speaker was Bob Warman from ITV Central News.


Review of 'I Am Jim Moray' EP / Niblick is a Giraffe Records - BBC Online 30.10.02

I AM JIM MORAY E.P. REVIEW - "Innovation runs riot, from the hypnotic layered vocal samples of opener Lemady to closing track Come With Me, a big, self-written folk-pop ballad with lush strings from guest quintet The Hareem (conducted by Iain L Masson and arranged by Jim) that wouldn't sound out of place on the Radio 2 playlist. This sweet, dense orchestration features also on another Moray-penned item, As I Roved Out, a dreamy, digitally-soaked 21st century ballad of death and injustice. Moray is young, keen, immensely talented and if there's any justice, bound for glory." - Mel McClellan, BBC website, 30th October 2002


New Streetly Youth Orchestra goodbye

Iain conducted his final concert tonight as Principal Conductor of the New Streetly Youth Orchestra after 2 enjoyable years conducting the Orchestra alongside Musical Director Richard Commander. Iain will now focus on the final stages of his studies at Birmingham Conservatoire on the BMus(Hons) course.



Gracechurch Shopping Centre pop-up performance 29.06.02

Iain Masson has conducted the New Streetly Youth Orchestra in a pop-up performance at Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton Coldfield.


New Streetly Youth Orchestra at the Longwood Boat Club 16.06.02

Iain Masson has conducted the New Streetly Youth Orchestra at the Longwood Boat Club Open Weekend 2002.


Northern Ireland Youth Project concert by Birmingham Concert Orchestra 23.03.02

Iain Masson has guest conducted the Birmingham Concert Orchestra at a concert in aid of Northern Ireland Youth Project at St. Peter's Church, Hall Green, Birmingham.


2002 NSYO Ironbridge Residential Weekend 08-10.03.02

Iain Masson has conducted the New Streetly Youth Orchestra on their 8th-10th February 2002 Residential Weekend in Ironbridge. 

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