Monday, 15 August 2011

Wind and Piano Residency

The Two Moors Festival hosted its second Residency last week. Predictably the weather was dismal, but that didn’t deter the Two Moors Festival Piano and Wind Quintet from making the most of the stunning countryside around Exmoor whilst working studiously and energetically towards their concert last Friday. The programme included Mozart’s Quintet in E Flat for piano and wind, Poulenc's Sextet Op. 100 and Franรงaix’s L’Heure du Berger, and the six musicians had a wonderful time exploring these favourites of the wind chamber repertoire. The concert was a great success with one member of the audience commenting: “Such an interesting programme and as always so good to see young musicians really enjoying themselves” and another: “We both enjoyed every minute - passionate musicians who lift the heart”.

(From L-R) Emily Callaghan, Mea Wade, Lynn Carter, Adrian Uren,
Joanna Stark, Elizabeth Mace

We can now look forward to their return in September where they are joined by the string players from April’s Residency. They will play nonets by Spohr and Martinu on 9th September. For more information click here.

However, if you did miss the concert last week, the Two Moors Piano and Wind Quintet will be performing again on 18th October in St George's Church, Dunster as part of the Two Moors Festival.