Listen to Sainsbury Cuban Dance no 1
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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Thursday 14 and 21 January lunchtime concert at Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Wind quartets and bassoon quartets www.wesleymem.org.uk/
Friday 11 March Trio music for Dyslexia society dinner at the Oxford Hotel www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Monday 25 April Trio music for Abingdon Chamber of Commerce at Abingdon & Witney College 6pm
Monday 6 June lunchtime concert at St Michaels Cornmaket www.smng.org.uk
Wednesday 15 June afternoon concert St Andrew’s Church Letcombe Regis for Richmond Care Villages www.richmond-villages.com
Wednesday 29 June Oxfordshire Science Festival Wind Trio Abingdon Museum 7.30pm www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.com
Sunday 17 July Art in Action Waterperry www.artinaction.org.uk
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 www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk
Sunday 11 September 4pm. Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Open Doors www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk
Thursday 22 September. Christ Church Cathedral. Conference for Oxford Analytica.
Saturday 1 October Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk
Monday 17 October lunchtime. St Michaels Northgate. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet www.smng.org.uk
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. www.abbeychamberconcerts.org
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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