David Patrick Octet
David PATRICK Tears of Joy
After the Candle Faded
The Blissful Sound of Ellingtonia
Blues of Joy
Igor STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
Biggar Music is pleased to present this concert in the Biggar Little Festival, featuring an exciting reworking of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring by the David Patrick Octet. You can hear a preview on their website.
David Patrick emerged in the Scottish jazz scene in the early 2000s, having completed his studies in Leeds and London. His stylish contemporary piano playing has always worked hand in hand with his arranging and composition work, whether writing for his own groups or the dark contemporary edge of The Scottish Jazz Composers' Ensemble, or arranging for the smoother swing feel of singers such as Todd Gordon, Carol Kidd and Jacqui Dankworth. The Times described Patrick's work as "exquisitely crafted", and BBC Scotland reported that he is "an arranger and composer of the highest calibre".
This stunning reworking for jazz octet of Igor Stravinsky's masterwork retains all of the themes and almost all of the the exquisite orchestration of the original composition. Improvisational sections appear organically out of Stravinsky's score, allowing band members to be freatured as individual soloists as the score unfolds.
"a world-class ensemble, completely at ease with each other and the incredibly complex music... it's always special witnessing a group of musicians at the top of their game"
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
- 26 October 2016 08:00 PM
Our next concert is part of the Biggar LIttle Festival. Please join us for
New Focus Octet - Monday 23rd October 2017
Anna Fedorova, piano - Friday 17th November 2017
Arctic Winds - Friday 8th December 2017
Emily Norris and Friends - Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2.30pm
Meadows Orchestra - Sunday 25th February 2018
Schubert Ensemble - Thursday 8th March 2018.
Details of repertoire to follow.