One of ROSL's founding principles, as enshrined in our Royal Charter, is to promote international friendship and understanding. This is achieved through our many international branches, our education projects and our arts programme. The latter provides scholarships for international musicians and visuals artists and performance opportunities around the world, to get ROSL out beyond the four walls of the clubhouse. This weekend, two ROSL Annual Music Competition headed to the Buxton International Festival.
ROSL on the Road takes us to @BuxtonFestival with Melody Makers @AshleyFripp and @jonradfordsax. Join us today for music @BuxtonOpHouse and a reception after the concert #No6TheSquare pic.twitter.com/bUDAHJAwGR— ROSL (@rosl1910) July 13, 2019
Jonathan Radford saxophone and Ashley Fripp piano took to the stage at Buxton's Pavillion Arts Centre to perform a programme that included Gershwin, Shostakovich, Weill, as well as a newly commissioned piece, Algernon, by composer Cheryl Frances Hoad.
What a wonderful concert! The audience were wowed by @jonradfordsax and @AshleyFripp’s performance. Lovely to chat to so many of the audience afterwards - all keen to know more about #ROSL #music #membership Thank you @buxtonfestival. pic.twitter.com/YL56SKazCC— ROSL (@rosl1910) July 13, 2019
Afterwards, Director of Marketing Gemma Matthews, along with Jonathan and Ashley, hosted a drinks reception where audience members could meet the musicians and find out more about them. It was also an opportunity for attendees to find out more about ROSL over a drink and a chat.
ROSL will be staying on the road next month with its Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme again taking place at the Royal Scots Club from 5 to 16 August. 31 concerts across the two weeks will see ROSL Annual Music Competition alumni along with our 2019 international scholars from around the Commonwealth, come together to perform three concerts per day. Take a look at the full programme here and buy your tickets here.
We will also be celebrating 20 years at the Fringe with a special gala concert on Thursday 8 August at 7pm, with many faces from the past two decades returning to perform. Take a look here.