News March – April 2022

After our March 5th violin and piano duo concert, the next concert will be on April 23rd given by the wind ensemble Festivo, also at St. John’s, Keswick. They have a carefully thought-out programme of music: Milhaud depicting mediaeval scenes contrasting with Hindemith and Shostakovich, then Faure, Nielsen and Piazzola. 

Festivo Winds are a dynamic Wind Quintet based in Manchester and London, formed in 2017 at the Royal Northern College of Music. They specialise in the core repertoire for wind quintet and have performed at a number of prestigious venues such as the Buxton International Festival, Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, Lake District Summer Music International Festival, at numerous venues across the UK.

Festivo Winds has performed over 20 new compositions to date at major venues and events including the Bridgewater Hall, and in February 2019, the group performed as a live art exhibition at the opening of a brand new collaboration with Yoko Ono at Leeds Art University. Individually distinguished, the members have performed with esteemed ensembles including the Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal National Scottish Orchestra and Australian Opera.

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