North Wind comprise flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. We share a passion for music and performance and play a wide variety of music ranging from baroque through to contemporary.We have performed regularly together since 1999 in a variety of venues, primarily in the North of England.
As well as concerts, we have also played for weddings, memorial services, car launchings, art exhibitions and formal dinners. Our programmes are devised individually to provide a variety of musical styles for each occasion.
Previous Concerts and Events
Monday, 31 October 2005
Our first concert venue south gave us a warm welcome.
The proceeds of this concert were in aid of the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture.
The programme included, Agay Five Easy Dances, Poulenc Novelette, Reicha Blaserquintet, Three British Folk Tunes, Arnold Three Shanties and the Trois Pieces Breve by Ibert. Harriet and Hazel (recorders) performed 2 movements from a Telemann Trio Sonate in F major, and Hazel and Dave played 2 movements from the A minor Trio Sonata by Telemann. Jonathan accompanied both on spinet.
Friday, 15 July 2005
North Wind performed the slow movement of the Beethoven Quartet for wind and piano (+ Robin), Agay Five Easy Dances, Gershwin I Got Rhythm, Arnold Three Sea Shanties, Ist movement of the Trois Pieces Breve by Ibert,The Can Can and finally accompanied the Savoyards in the Cachucha, from The Gondoliers.
The proceeds from this concert were shared between Age Concern in North Tyneside and Amnesty International
Friday, 1 July 2005
We were the last of the groups to perform in this very popular classical concert season held in the chapel of the former William Turner's Hospital, now the almshouses.
The first half programme included Mozart's Magic Flute Overture, Agay Five Easy Dances and Trois Piece Breve by Ibert. In the second half we performed the Piano Quintet in E flat by Mozart, with Robin playing the Steinway piano, Telemann Trio Sonata (Harriet and Hazel playing recorders), Gershwin Promenade and Jamaican Rumba.