Yvonne Paterson - Flute
Amy Turner - Oboe
Rebecca Whitener - Clarinet
Anthea Wood - Bassoon
Sue Baxendale - Horn
Amy, Principal Oboe of Scottish Opera, and Sue, Principal Horn of Scottish Opera, are joining in place of Catherine Earnshaw and Jamie Shields, who are touring with Scottish ballet in December.
W.A. MOZART - Overture The Magic Flute, K.620
Paul HINDEMITH - Kleine Kammermusik, Op.24, No.2
I. Lustig. Mäßig schnell Viertel
II. Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise
III. Ruhig und einfach
IV. Schnelle Viertel
V. Sehr lebhaft
Jim PARKER - Mississippi Five
I. King Oliver Steps Out
II. Blues for Johnny Dodds
III. The River Queen
IV. Le Tombeau de Bessie Smith
V. Le Animaux
- Interval -
Paul NAGLE - Festival of Carols
Francis POULENC - Novelette in C
Antonín DVORAK - String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, B. 179 "American" (1893) arranged for Wind Quintet
I. Allegro ma non troppo
III. Molto vivace
IV. Finale. Vivace ma non troppo
The Arctic Winds are five of Scotland’s top freelance wind players who share a passion for playing and performing music for wind quintet. They delight in playing the great twentieth wind quintets, as well as the virtuosic classical works from which the wind quintet tradition grew.
The players are prolific orchestral and chamber musicians, and are well established throughout Scotland as well as further afield; they play regularly with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Biggar concertgoers will remember with pleasure the quintet when they joined with other Scottish wind players to form the Scottish Wind Ensemble in February, 2015, and presented a memorable performance of Mozart’s much loved Gran Partita for 13 winds!
“ an impressive foundation of disciplined ensemble work, consistent technical prowess, and versatile musicality....” Strathearn Herald
- 08 December 2017 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.