REVIEW of our 23 August concert with Ian Brown

REVIEW of our new CD, by Meyrick Alexander in Double Reed News Autumn 2017
‘ No raspberries for this Pavlova! ‘

Listen to Let it Snow on YouTube


PAVLOVA presents…  new arrangements for wind quintet

Listen to Sainsbury Cuban Dance no 1

Our new CD is now available to purchase. 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

Wednesday 23 August 2017 Ian Brown piano with the Pavlova Quintet with Ed Jones violin
Beethoven quintet for piano and wind
Thuille sextet for piano and wind
Damase Dix-Sept Variations for quintet
Schubert Variations on Trockne Blumen for flute and piano
Messaien Theme and variations for violin and piano
Venue: St Michael the Northgate in Cornmarket, Oxford

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:


Monday 29 January 2018 St Michael’s Cornmarket. lunchtime concert 1-1.50pm
01865 240 940 www.smng.org.uk
Frank Bridge Divertimento
Beethoven Variations on La Ci Darem
Malcolm Arnold Divertimento (trio)
Peter Schickele Seven Bagatelles

Sunday 4 February 2018 Abbey chamber Concerts – 3pm at St Nicolas church, Abingdon  http://www.abbeychamberconcerts.org
Glinka Trio Pathetique
Mouquet La Flute de Pan
D’Rivera Danson
Shostakovich Four Waltzes
Malcolm Pearce piano, Chris Britton flute, Barbara Stuart carinet, Simon Payne bassoon

Sunday 8 April 2018 Abbey chamber Concerts – 3pm at St Nicolas church, Abingdon  http://www.abbeychamberconcerts.org
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Martinu La Revue de Cuisine
Puccini Crisantemi

Monday 18 May 2018 St Michael’s Cornmarket, lunchtime concert  01865 240 940 www.smng.org.uk

Sunday 3 June 2018 Open Gardens event at Manor House, Blewbury for Helen and Douglas House

13-15 June 2018 Twinning trip to Colmar in Alsace

Sunday 1 July 2018 Abbey chamber Concerts – 3pm at St Nicolas church, Abingdon  http://www.abbeychamberconcerts.org
Mozart Gran Partita for 13 winds
Pavlova Wind Ensemble

Saturday 24 November 2018  Islip Music Society
Pavlova Wind Quintet

Sunday TBC September 2018 Oxford Open Doors – 4pm at the Sheldonian Theatre  Oxford Open Doors www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk

Sunday TBC December 2018 – Abbey chamber Concerts – 3pm at St Nicolas church, Abingdon  http://www.abbeychamberconcerts.org
Pavlova Quintet Christmas Concert

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 simon.payne@virgin.net or 07775 904626.
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