Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sirocco Saxophone Quartet "La Danza" Totnes / Ashburton / Thurleston * Thursday/Friday/Saturday 15/16/17 October 2014 News from Vicky Evans (Divertimento Entertainments Totnes)

(Original Line-Up)

I thought you might be interested in this information about a talented young saxophone quartet that will be well worth hearing this weekend in Devon.
Best wishes


- international saxophone quartet
- formed at the Royal College of Music in 2006,
- Park Lane Young Artists in 2009
- post-graduate studies at conservatoires
  in Cologne, Paris and The Hague...

New Line-Up
- with Gregor Bohmerle (Baritone)

give regular recitals across Europe
including Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall,
St Martin-in-the-Fields (UK), Hotel de Paris (Monaco)
and the Meisterkonzert Chamber Music Series
at the Theo Otto Theater (Germany)
and regularly in Germany, Holland and recently in Canada.

local girl on soprano sax... 

Michaela Stapleton

Michaela Stapleton (soprano sax) was educated
at South Devon Steiner School and South Dartmoor!

Huw Wiggin

Huw Wiggin (tenor sax) was this year’s overall winner
of the solo section of the Royal Overseas League
Annual Music Competition in London.

Greta Schaller
Gregor Bohmerle

Greta Schaller (alto sax) and Gregor Bohmerle (baritone sax)
work successfully in Germany.

Together they are the Sirocco Saxophone Quartet.

The programme for these concerts,
is chamber music inspired by dance,
such as Piazzolla’s tangos, the charleston and klezmer,
to name but a few - along with a striking contemporary piece.

It is a lively programme that would appeal to a wide audience.

times and venues

Thursday 16th October 7.30 pm
South Devon Steiner School,
on the A384 near Dartington
Tickets: £8 (concessions and under 18's: £4)

Friday 17th October 8 pm
St Lawrence's Chapel, Ashburton
Tickets £10 (concessions and under 18's: £5)

Saturday 18th October  7.30 pm
Thurlestone Music Society in Thurlestone Parish Hall
Pat MacDonald 01548 560436 or Lise White 01548 560505 

Tickets for Thursday and Friday concerts can be bought on their web-site  <>
- and on the night on the door.
Half price concessions for those who need it
and for under 18’s for both concerts.

Check out their web-site <>
for more about the quartet,
their individual bios
and to hear their music.

CD’s available on web-site <
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear
this "hugely talented foursome” (The Observer).

Bring your friends!

The Devon concerts are part of a series
to celebrate the launch of their first CD,
recorded in May 2014,
an exceptionally high quality recording called La Danza
and the programme they will play in Devon
will be largely drawn from that collection
- a journey through richly contrasting styles of dance
- music by Rossini, Manuel da Falla, Bernstein, Piazzolla etc

This is a lively programme with a refreshing panorama
of mood and colour - and unexpected twists
on familiar musical territory.

Nick Luscombe featured a (klezmer) track from this CD
on Late Night Junction (Radio 3) in August.

It would be amazing if you could let other people
in your networks know about the concert
… you could even get a couple of friends to come with you?!!!

Sirocco's concerts in Europe are always packed out
- it would be great if we could do the same here!

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01803 863677

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