Absolute Classics Ferio Saxophone Quartet Kirkcudbright

Friday 23 Mar,
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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£15/U26 Free
Cochran Hall 63 Castledykes Road Kirkcudbright DG6 4AW

ABSOLUTE CLASSICS SERIES 2017/18
MARCH 2018
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Programme
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor BWV 535
William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus
J.S. Bach (arr. Ferio): Prelude from The WellTempered
Clavier, Book I: No. 2 In C minor, BWV 847
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971
Interval
J.S. Bach: ‘Little’ Fugue in G Minor BWV 578
Eugéne Bozza: Andante et Scherzo
Elgar (arr. Ferio): Serenade for Strings
Bizet (arr. Ferio): Suite from ‘Carmen’

Huw Wiggin Soprano, Ellie McMurray Alto, Jose Bañuls Tenor, Shevaughan Beere Baritone

As one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet has received deservedly enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics alike. In 2015 Ferio made their debut at the Purcell Room, as winners of The Philharmonia /Martins Musical Ensemble Award and during the same year were winners of the Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition. They received the Tunnell Trust Award in 2014/15 and were Park Lane Group Artists for the 2016 season. The ensemble has also been appointed as a St. John’s Smith Square Young Artist 2016-2017; during their year on the scheme the Young Artist programme will involve the quartet in a number of projects focusing on marketing, commissioning and outreach work in addition to their series of concerts.

Commissioning new music is an important strand of Ferio’s work. As Park Lane Group Artists, they recently gave the world premiere of a work by Laura Bowler which they subsequently performed at Wigmore Hall. They also work closely with composer Guillermo Lago and have commissioned him to write a new work for the quartet. The composition, inspired by three of William Wordsworth’s poems, receives its premiere performance at St. John’s Smith Square, London, in April 2017. Ferio released their debut commercial CD in July.