Saturday, 28 February 2015

Ruth Molins Tuesday 17 February 2015

Ruth Molins

Two weeks ago, flautist Ruth Molins was at the Phonic FM studio to join the 'Classical Journey' programme and discuss her many musical projects. The recording is now available online. (See the link below.)

The opening music is the tail-end of the Leopold Stokowski's 1941 recording of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" with the All-American Youth Orchestra and narration by Basil Rathbone. The full remastered version is available at various sites online. Ruth and her flute were Prokofiev's bird in an all-day four-sitting performance at Tiverton High School on Thursday 26 February. Over one thousand children visited from all over Devon to hear this classical masterpiece. The narrator was Patrick Romer.

A dress rehearsal on Wednesday 25 February was recorded in Crediton by Mike Gluyas.

Mike Brett was also there to make a video.

Ruth also discussed preparations for Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, which she will play with harpist Sally Jenkins and Brian Northcott's Exeter Symphony Orchestra at Southernhay Church in Exeter on Saturday 14 March.

The following week (Friday 20 March), Ruth will play 'Clock Works' with Pete Canter's 'Off the Cuff' improvisers orchestra as a Vibraphonic event at the Exeter Phoenix.

In April Ruth will be playing alongside multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Campbell (Jen's playing clarinet on this occasion) in the Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society (SACOS) in their production of Rogers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific' at the Manor Pavilion. Ruth and Jennifer will also be joined by Sophie Brewer for two 'Flute Cake' flute trio concerts in April. Flute Cake are also booked for the Budleigh Festival in July.

Ruth also hinted at a 'Thunderbirds Wind Band Day' led by Alfie Pugh, celebrating the music of Barry Gray - who wrote the theme music to 'Fireball XL5', 'Stingray', 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons', 'Joe 90' and 'Space: 1999' as well as 'Thunderbirds'.

There was no time to mention two performances of Bach's 'St Matthew Passion' with Ottery St Mary and Bridgwater Choral Societies, a performance of Bach's 'Easter Oratorio' with the Exeter Bach Society, and Elgar's 'In London Town' and Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man' with Exeter Symphony Orchestra.

Full Details Below

Hear the full interview by following this link to

And if you're intrigued by the piccolo trio at Bampton
(at the Charter Fair in October 2014)
hear the whole recital on
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Tiverton High School

Tiverton High School
Thursday 26 February
(4 performances)
Narrator: Patrick Romer
Conductor: Alan Boxer
Conductor: Alan Boxer
violins: Anna Cockroft
Catherine Field, Carina Vince
Sandra Sutton, Ruth James
Zoë Fitzsimmons
'Cellos: Alice Bell, Hilary Boxer
Leader: Anna Cockroft
Violin: Catherine Field
          Carina Vince
          Sandra Sutton
          Ruth James
Viola:  Rebecca Willson 
          Zoë Fitzsimmons
'Cello: Hilary Boxer
          Alice Bell
Bass:  Isabelle Woollcott
(all strings together = Peter)
Flute: Ruth Molins (the bird)
Oboe: Jennifer Campbell (the duck)
Carinet: Colin Parr (the cat)
Horn: Trevor Ives
          Paul Painter
Flute: Ruth Molins
Oboe: Jennifer Campbell
Clarinet: Colin Parr
Bassoon: Daisy Woods
          Hilary Gunn
(all horns together = the wolf)
Bassoon: Daisy Woods (grandfather)
Trumpet: Phil Makin
Trombone: Jeremy Loysen
Percussion: Michelle Hiley
                  Alfie Pugh
(tympani & bass drum = hunters)

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay United Reformed Church
Sally Jenkins
Saturday 14 March 7.30pm
Conductor: Brian Northcott
Leader: Gill Crew
Flute: Ruth Molins
Harp: Sally Jenkins
Wolfgang A Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No 8
Alec Roth: Fandangle
Tickets: £12 (advance £10)
TicketSource: 01392 665700
Book Online     Orchestra Website

Vibraphonic Festival
Top Studio Exeter Phoenix
Friday 20 March 8.30pm
Pete Canter: "Clock Works"
10 piece ensemble improvisation
Voice: Emma Welton
Flute: Ruth Molins
Alto Saxophone: Cat Hardy
Tenor Saxophone: Pete Canter
Flugelhorn: Gill Baker
Trumpet: Tim Sayer
Bass Clarinet: John Welton
Piano: Matt Johns
Double Bass: Tim Greenhalgh
Drums: Coach York
Tickets: £7.50

Exeter Bach Society Choir & Orchestra
Musical Director: David Davies
St Thomas Methodist Church Cowick Street
(opposite the health centre) Exeter
Saturday 21 March 7.30pm
Director of Music: David Davies
Orchestra Leader: Anna Cockroft
(Flute: Ruth Molins)
Tickets: £14 (advance £12)
Exeter Tickets (Dix's Field) 01392 665885
or book online at TicketSource

Ottery St Mary Choral Society
Ottery St Mary Choral Society
St Mary's Church Ottery
Saturday 28 March 7pm
Musical Director: Malcolm Matthews
Soprano: Héloïse West
Alto: Louise Mott
Tenor: Leslie Baker
Bass: David Fouracre
(Flute: Ruth Molins)
Tickets (includes after-concert wine):
              £10.50 (child £4.50)
Box Office: Ottery St Mary Tourist Info
Telephone: 01404 813964

Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society
Manor Pavilion Sidmouth
Saturday 4 April 7.45pm
Monday 6 April - Saturday 11 April 7.45pm
Saturday 11 April 2.30pm
Flute: Ruth Molins
Clarinet: Jennifer Campbell
Tickets: £14 (matinée only, child £10)
Box Office: 01395 514413 (10-2 Mon-Fri)

Flute Cake

1. Newtown Community Association Hut
Ruth Molins, Sophie Brewer, Jen Campbell
      Belmont Park, Clifton Hill, Exeter
Sunday 19 April 2.30 - 4.30pm
Tea, Cakes & Music  
raising money for  

2. Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
Sunday 26 April

Flutes: Ruth Molins
           Sophie Brewer
            Jennifer Campbell

Bridgwater Choral Society
Bridgwater Choral Society
St Mary's Church Bridgwater
Saturday 9 May 6.30 for 7.30pm
Conductor: Iain Cooper
Leader: Brigid Kirkland-Wilson
Jesus: Louis Hurst
Evangelist: Bo Wang
Soprano: Charlotte Newstead
Alto: Fiona Mackay
Bass: Stephen Whitford
(Flute: Ruth Molins)
Ticket Details: TBA
Alfie Pugh
Book Online: TicketSource

Venue TBC
Sunday 14 June - times TBC
Director: Alfie Pugh
(Flute: Ruth Molins)

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 20 June 7.30pm
Myles Taylor
Conductor: Brian Northcott
Leader: Gill Crew
Violin: Tamsin Waley Cohen
Trumpet: Myles Taylor
Soprano: Alison Burnett
(Flute: Ruth Molins)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Sir Edward Elgar: In London Town
                          - Overture, Cockaigne
Hubert Parry: I was Glad
Jeremiah Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer
Tickets: details TBC
Orchestra Website

Budleigh Music Festival
Temple Church & St Peter's Church Budleigh
Flute Cake
Ruth Molins, Sophie Brewer, Jen Campbell
Friday 10 Saturday 18 July 7.30pm
Friday: Schubert Ensemble
Saturday: Exeter Festival Chorus
Monday: Alexandra Dariescu
Tuesday: Festival Orchestra
  (with guitar - Xuefei Yang - Aranjuez Concerto)
Wednesday: Xuefei Yang
Thursday:  Roderick Williams Baritone
  (Piano: Susie Allan - English Song)
Friday:  Carducci String Quartet
Saturday: Devon Opera
Details on Festival Website
Lunchtime Concerts TBC
(e.g. "Flute Cake" Saturday 11 July)

Exeter Symphony Orchestra
Southernhay United Reformed Church
Saturday 11 July 7.30pm
Conductor: Brian Northcott
David Shead
Leader: Gill Crew
Trumpet: David Shead
(Flute: Ruth Molins)
Johann Baptist Georg Neruda:
Concerto for Trumpet & Strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Concerto Grosso in G for Strings
Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe
John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Aaron Copland: The Quiet City
Tickets: £12 (advance £10)
TicketSource: 01392 665700
Book Online     Orchestra Website

See how these concerts fit into this year's run-down:

See updates on Ruth's website

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