Arctic Winds

Municipal Hall
08 Dec 2017 08:00 PM


Arctic Winds


Yvonne Robertson flute

Catherine Earnshaw oboe

Rebecca Whitener clarinet

Anthea Wood bassoon

Jamie Shield horn


W.A. MOZART - Overture The Magic Flute, K 620

Paul HINDEMITH - Kleine Kammermusik, Op 24 No 2


Jim PARKER - Mississippi Five


Jacques IBERT - Trois pièces brèves for wind quintet 


Francis POULENC - Novelette in C

Antonín DVORAK - String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, B 179 "American" (1893) arranged for Wind Quintet


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



All Dates

  • 08 Dec 2017 08:00 PM

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Opera Bohemia returns to Lanark Memorial Hall on 

Saturday 19th August at 7.30

with Bizet's Pearl Fishers

Monica McGhee, Leila

Thomas Kinch, Nadir and

Douglas Nairne, Zurga.

The Opera Bohemia Ensemble and a Chamber Chorus will be conducted by Alistair Digges.

Tickets from Lanark Memorial Hall or 01555 667999


The Doric String Quartet will present the Opening Concert in Biggar Music’s new winter season 2017 - 2018. It will follow the Welcome Supper in the Municipal Hall for members and their guests, at 6.45 for 7.00 p.m. 

Tickets for the Buffet, including wine, are £12, and must be booked by 2nd October

Doric String Quartet - Friday 6th October 2017

New Focus Octet - Monday 23rd October 2017

Anna Fedorova, piano - Friday 17th November 2017 - please note change of date

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.

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