St George's Day Concert: The London Woodwind Orchestra's Debut Performance
Playing an all-British programme especially for St George's Day, The London Woodwind Orchestra make their debut performance. The first professional woodwind orchestra of its kind, this is sure to be a new, innovative and spectacular performance.
The London Woodwind Orchestra is an 18-piece chamber orchestra of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and saxophones featuring principal players from the UK's leading orchestras, including Susan Milan, Michael Whight, Joy Farrall, John Orford, Simon Haram and Andy Findon – all lead by one of the UK’s leading wind conductors and Chief Executive of The Clarinet And Saxophone Society Of Great Britain, Shea Lolin.
They will be showcasing new music especially written for the medium by British composers including Gary Carpenter (who was commissioned to write a piece for opening night of the 2015 BBC Proms), Philip Sparke, Judith Bingham, Adam Gorb and Christopher Hussey.
The woodwind orchestra has a highly adaptable and magical tonal palette – it can be boldly vibrant and delicately beautiful, thrillingly powerful and hauntingly tender, earnestly solemn and joyously comical. Performed at St John’s, Smith Square – one of the finest concert halls in London – this is going to be a truly stunning evening.
The best tickets available will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-concert talk led by Paul Harris at 6:30pm. Show starts: 7:30pm. Show closes: 9:30pm.
St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster
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