Honiton Festival: Wide-ranging programme from saxophone quartet

As part of the Honiton Festival, the Borealis Saxophone Quartet will be playing an exciting mixture of music.

This will include a Bulgarian Suite, which captures the essence of a traditional Bulgarian folk wedding, a commissioned work, The North, by Gary Carpenter, which was premiered last year in London, a brand new work receiving its World Premiere, Flights of Fancy by Devon composer Andrew Wilson.

Also included is one of the world’s first compositions for saxophone quartet Introduction and Scherzoby Frenchman Robert Clerisse.

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Samuel Barber’s famous Adagio, Barbara Thompson’s Celebration and with other works all mean there is something for everyone in this very wide-ranging programme.

This is the Quartet’s first visit to the South-West.

The Beehive’s excellent bar will be available both before and after the concert and during the interval.

This is the festival’s third event and is due to take place on Saturday, May 16, at 7.30pm, at The Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton.

Tickets are £15 obtainable from www.beehivehoniton.co.uk and through 01404 384050 or in person, with student tickets at the door only at £5.