PAVLOVA presents…  new arrangements for wind quintet

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Our new CD is now available to purchase for delivery before Christmas. Email us or use this pavlova-presents-cd-order-form to buy a copy (£10 plus £2.50 postage).

The group’s flautist, Christopher Britton, is a gifted arranger. He has made arrangements for Pavlova over the years when a work, often originally for piano, has struck him as a particularly suitable candidate for wind quintet. Pavlova loves to perform these pieces and is proud to showcase Chris’s talents. A couple of delightful but little-known pieces by other arrangers have crept into this selection of Pavlova’s favourite concert pieces, all of which were originally written for other combinations of instruments.
Christopher Britton – flute Carolyn King – oboe Barbara Stuart – clarinet Jenny Morgan – horn Simon Payne – bassoon

Sunday 11 December St Nicolas Church Abingdon. 
Our Christmas concert ‘on a Russian theme’ with mulled wine and mince pies

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite: Overture, Danse Arabe, Danse des mirlitons
Tchaikovsky Seasons: November and December
Borodin Allegro Moderato from string quartet no 2
Liadov Three Russian Folksongs
Rimsky Korsakov Le vol du bourdon
Ukrainian Bell Carol
We wish you a merry Christmas

The Pavlova Wind Quintet is an established Oxford-based ensemble of exceptional musicians with a wealth of experience of playing at corporate and University functions, weddings, garden parties, and formal dinners. The Pavlova also regularly performs full concert programmes across the region. We also provide ensembles of varying sizes – trios, quartets, or wind octets to suit the occasion.

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Concert Calendar:


Thursday 14 and 21 January lunchtime concert at Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Wind quartets and bassoon quartets

Friday 11 March Trio music for Dyslexia society dinner at the Oxford Hotel

Monday 25 April  Trio music for Abingdon Chamber of Commerce at  Abingdon & Witney College 6pm

Monday 6 June lunchtime concert at St Michaels Cornmaket

Wednesday 15 June afternoon concert St Andrew’s Church Letcombe Regis for Richmond Care Villages

Wednesday 29 June  Oxfordshire Science Festival Wind Trio Abingdon Museum 7.30pm

Sunday 17 July Art in Action Waterperry

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 August Recording sessions at Wesley Memorial Church for our new CD of arrangements by Chris Britton

Saturday 10 September 4pm. Merton college Chapel. Schubert Octet. Oxford Open Doors

Sunday 11 September 4pm. Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Open Doors

Thursday 22 September. Christ Church Cathedral. Conference for Oxford Analytica.

Saturday 1 October Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet

Monday 17 October lunchtime. St Michaels Northgate. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet

Saturday 22 October ABBEY OBOES Bach Goldberg Variations for 2 oboes (Anne Hagyard, Carolyn King), cor anglais (Wendy Marks) and bassoon (Simon Payne)  Challow Park Concert Hall 

Sunday 11 December St Nicolas church Abingdon. Our Christmas Concert, on a Russian theme. Selections from: Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, Liadov Russian Folksongs, Borodin String Quartet no 2, Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Russian Carols. Mulled wine and Mince pies.

The group’s impressively broad repertoire includes music in a huge variety of styles from arrangements of light-hearted favourite tunes to the more substantial classics for wind quintet. The Pavlova Wind Quintet delights in mixing the familiar and the unfamiliar, classical and ethnic, serene and virtuosic.

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To hire the quintet for a concert or event, contact us on or 07775 904626.
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