WHAT'S ON: Pianist Alison Gill will give a recital at St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw, at 2.30pm on Saturday. Programme includes works by Debussy, Satie, Faure, Poulenc and Chabrier. A collection will be taken.

REVIEWS: Peter Graham: Metropolis 1927 (Naxos 8.573968)

Peter Graham is one of the leading brass band composers of his generation, and the first outside the US to win the American Bandmasters Association’s Ostwald Award for composition. Naxos' disc of the month sees the prestigious Black Dyke Band celebrating Graham’s 60th birthday - the theme of the recording derives from the composer’s time in New York, and from some of the ‘giants’ of American culture. On the Shoulders of Giants pays tribute to the great brass virtuosi such as Miles Davis and John Philip Sousa, while New York Movie is a musical narrative on seven of Edward Hopper's haunting paintings. Metropolis 1927 takes its inspiration from the dystopian beauty of Fritz Lang's classic science fiction film. Highly recommended.

Glazunov/Tchaikovsky: Zagreb Philharmonic (OC1889)

Oehms Classics continues its partnership with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Kitayenko. This new recording includes Alexander Glazunov’s The Seasons and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Their earlier Stravinsky recording of the Symphony in E Flat Major, Op. 1 was awarded the Pizzicato Supersonic award.