Performance Details

Quatuor (11’)
Serenade in C minor K388 (25’)
The Naming of Birds (15’)
Sinfonietta (21’)

A delightful programme of music chosen and played by the acclaimed SCO Wind Soloists. Raff has been sadly overshadowed since his death, but if you love joyful, zesty music like Mendelssohn’s Octet you will greatly enjoy his Sinfonietta. Mozart’s Serenade is its dark twin: as operatic and dramatic as Raff is genial. Francaix cannot help but charm his audience, and his quartet is full of panache and a delightful joie de vivre. Sally Beamish’s enchanting piece gives every member of its quintet a chance to evoke a specific bird solo - so who will be the partridge, lapwing, linnet, barn owl or bullfinch? Please join us and find out.

Ticket includes interval drink. Accompanied carers go free. 

SCO Wind Soloists

"You'd be hard-put finding better wind ensemble playing. That these are colleagues, who sit next to each other day-in, day-out was evident in every sinuous interchange, every synchronised breath, every well-meshed articulation and intuitively balanced chord. As individuals, they play with the forthrightness of orchestral principals; as a group, they share nuances as instinctive chamber musicians". The Guardian