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Live Interview on Glastonbury Radio

Shevaughan Beere, baritone saxophonist of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, talks to Glastonbury Radio today (Friday 11th January) and will be chatting to presenter Alan Philpott live at 4.40pm.

Shevaughan will be talking about tomorrow night’s concert for the Millfield School International Concert Series, whose second half will be given by the Ferio Saxophone Quartet.

The station also hopes to play two tracks from the Quartet’s new disc, ‘Revive’, released by Chandos in November of last year, to great critical acclaim.  ‘Revive’ is a collection of baroque transcriptions, featuring works by Corelli, Bach and Handel in exciting fresh interpretations, and including several premiere recordings.

The two tracks to be played (the minuet from Handel’s ‘Water Music’ Suite no. 2 and the third movement of Bach’s Italian Concerto BWV 971) will both feature in the Quartet’s performance at Millfield on Saturday night, which will also include more recent music written specially for saxophone quartet by Guillermo Lago and Hugo Reinhart.

The concert will be in Millfield’s Johnson Hall at 7.30pm, and the first half will be given by another of our artists, the Wiggin–Wass Saxophone and Harp Duo.  The duo is made up of the Ferio Quartet’s soprano saxophonist, Huw Wiggin, and the harpist Oliver Wass, who will play a diverse programme ranging from Albinoni to Debussy, Gershwin and De Falla.

You can listen live to Glastonbury Radio here — tune in at 4.40pm today to hear Shevaughan’s appearance.

Millfield School International Concert Series: Somerset
12 January | 7:30 pm
Ferio Saxophone Quartet and the Wiggin–Wass Sax and Harp Duo

Wiggin–Wass Sax and Harp Duo:
Debussy Preludes Book 1, no. 8, Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy Arabesque no. 1 in E major
Gershwin Songs: Summertime; Someone to watch over me
Albinoni Adagio in G Minor
De Falla Spanish Dance no.1 from the opera La Vida Breve, arr. Grandjany
Corea Children’s Songs (selection)
Borne Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de Carmen, arr. Iwan Roth and Raymond Meylan

Ferio Saxophone Quartet:
Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971, arr. Tochio (I and III) and Ferio (II)
Handel Water Music Suite no. 2 HWV 349, arr. Iain Farrington: Alla Hornpipe; Minuet; Bourrée
Grieg Air from Holberg Suite, op. 40, arr. Ferio
Reinhart Quartet in F minor for Saxophone Quartet (III: Adagio and IV: Presto)
Lago Three Movements from Ciudades: Montevideo; Sarajevo and Herzegovina; Addis Ababa

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