Arctic Winds

Municipal Hall
08 Dec 2017 08:00 PM


Arctic Winds




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

II.  Lento

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



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  • 08 Dec 2017 08:00 PM

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Emily Norris and Friends - Sunday 4th February 2018 at 2.30pm

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