|Type of event:||Performance|
|Venue:||St James' Church
Louth LN11 9YE
|See map below|
|Ticket pricing/options:||£18 unreserved seating
Complimentary interval drinks will be served
Photo: Alessandro Tear
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Huw Wiggin (soprano), Ellie McMurray (alto), David Zucchi (tenor) and
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.
“… the Ferios certainly have skill on their side, and every emotional hue you could want – smoky, honeyed, shrieking or sad.”
“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.”
“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.”