Ferio Saxophone Quartet

7:30pm, Fri, 8 Mar 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    Venue: St James' Church
    Louth LN11 9YE
    Description: Ferio Saxophone Quartet
    Photo: Alessandro Tear

    Huw Wiggin (soprano), Ellie McMurray (alto), David Zucchi (tenor) and
    Shevaughan Beere (baritone)

    For Louth and District Concert Society's 80th Anniversary Gala Concert, we welcome saxophonist Huw Wiggin back to Louth, this time with his highly acclaimed Ferio Quartet.
    Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear the breathtaking sound of four saxophones in the wonderful setting of St James' Church.


    As one of Europe’s leading saxophone quartets, the Ferio Saxophone Quartet consistently receives a highly enthusiastic reception from audiences and critics alike. Concert engagements have taken the ensemble to the leading festivals and concert halls across the UK, as well as on tour to New Zealand, France and Bermuda, and they can frequently be heard on BBC Radio 3 and other national and international broadcasters. Their four recordings for Chandos Records have all been met with great acclaim in the press and demonstrate the broad range and flexibility of their instruments, repertoire and collaborations. Since forming at the Royal College of Music in 2012, accolades and awards have included The Philharmonia/Martin Musical Ensemble Award, the Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble Competition prize and selection by both the Tunnell Trust and Park Lane Group.

    George Frideric Handel, arr. Iain Farrington Water Music (selection)
    George Frideric Handel, arr. Iain Farrington Sarabande from Harpsichord Suite in D minor, HWV 437
    Edward Elgar, arr. Ferio Serenade for Strings, op. 20
    Hugo Reinhart Quartet in F minor for Saxophone Quartet (selection)
         ~  interval ~
    George Gershwin, arr. Nigel Wood An American in Paris
    Andy Scott My Mountain Top
    Guillermo Lago Ciudades (selection)

    “… the Ferios certainly have skill on their side, and every emotional hue you could want – smoky, honeyed, shrieking or sad.”

    BBC Music Magazine

    “Playing and music alike sport an irresistible exuberance.”
    Financial Times

    “Perhaps we should also use the word – breathtaking – as it is remarkable that such a detailed three-movement work as Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto – usually heard on violins, violas, and basso continuo – now radiates its beauty and invention through four saxophones.”
    The Quarterly Review

    “Natural singers, phrasing supplely and expressively … only the glummest of historically informed pedants could object to hearing Purcell, Byrd or Handel played by a group as good as this.”


  • Files/resources
  • Ferio Quartet: Handel's Water Music, Minuet

    Ferio Saxophone Quartet: Guillermo Lago Sarajevo, from Ciudades

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