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
We have now fixed the programme for 18/19 and delighted to be able to include an additional concert this year.
Season opens on Saturday 29th September with the Scots singing quartet Scozzesi that wowed Lanark last year, followed by Moishe's Bagel on 24th October, in the Biggar Little Festival, with a mix of Klezmer, jazz and Latin music, the Pomegranate Piano Trio on 14th November and Maxwell String Quartet with Anna Hashimoto making up the clarinet quintet on 7th December.
After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the BBC Young Musician winner, saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep Ozsuca. Sarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.
Brochures will be produced in the summer and we look forward to seeing you all for another great season. Your season ticket also gives you access to concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money.