November 23, 17.00 Kings College London, Great Hall

John Kenny joins forces with the London based chamber choir Eclectic Voices, conducted by Scott Stroman, to perforn Kenny’s setting for solo trombone with voices and bells  of  “in Blue Water Icicled…” by the poet Eric Mottam, from his anthology from A Book of Herne. This will be the final event in a two day festival and conference celebrating the life and work of one of Britain’s finest 20th century poets.

September 9 to October 21 – American Drama Group Europe/ TNT Theatre Co

Celebrating 36 years of collaboration between director Paul Stebbings and composer John Kenny, The American Drama Group Europe and TNT Theatre Great Britain premiere three new productions:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (adapted by Paul Stebbings, directed by Gaspard Legendre) – Premiere Munich Gasteig, September 30

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Moliere – Premiere Munich Gasteig October 14.

Mandela – a new play by written and directed by Paul Stebbings with music by John Kenny, premiere Munich Gasteig October 21.

July 26 to August 5 2019 San Marino New Music Project

John Kenny leads the  brass, improvisation and music theatre course of the 4th San Marino New Music project. A faculty of internationally acclaimed interpreters of contemporary performance spend 10 days in the magnificent environment of San Marino, high above Rimini, working with advanced students and young professional from all over the world. 2019 features a performance of the opera Rivale by our composer in residence, Lucia Roncali, at the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana Classical Music festival of Rimini on August 5th.

July 6, 18.30, Château de Sédières, France: Soirée 100% Corrèze

John Kenny & Tintignac Carnyx in colour by Francesco MaranoJohn Kenny performs on a new reconstruction by Jean Boisserie of the great Tintignac Carnyx, commissioned by the Corrèze region of its discovery. Part of a son et lumière  event to celebrate the adoption of the Tintignac Carnyx as the official regional symbol of the Corrèze – Kenny will perform as series of his composition from the album Dragon Voices.

Soundscapes of Heaven and Earth

Sunday June 16th, John Kenny gives three recitals as part of the Royal Northern College of Music, Wind Brass and Percussion Festival, Manchester:

13.00 – Berlioz Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale.

16.30 – Multiplex by John Kenny, film by Kenneth McQueenie, with sound design by Chris Wheeler, plus the world premiere of Mirages for carnyx, contra-bass clarinet, clarinet quartet and electronics by Caroline Bordignon.

19.00 – Kenney & Carnyx HeadCompany of Heaven for carnyx solo with large ensemble, by James MacMillan

Friday February 1st 2019, 13:00 Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

John Kenny with the The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

John Kenny gives the world premiere of the bass trombone concerto by Bulgarian composer-pianist Milko Kolarov in a new arrangement for wind orchestra by Evatt Gibson. The concert will also feature La Belle et la Bete by John Kenny and music for wind band performed by Scotland’s finest regimental wind band. Discover the magical acoustic of Edinburgh’s historic Canongate Kirk.