The Ferio Saxophone Quartet members arrived in Bermuda last night, having safely navigated their way through cancelled flights and a storm on arrival! They have been given a wonderfully warm welcome by the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts and spent this morning doing outreach work with some local young saxophone players. The end product will be a performance of Nigel Wood’s arrangement of the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. It should sound fantastic, played by 7 saxophones!
The Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Best of British’ on Sunday 23 April at 3.00pm at St John’s Smith Square, London, as part of their St John’s Young Artists’ Scheme Award. Featuring works by Edward Elgar, Gary Carpenter, Michael Nyman and Will Gregory, their programme opens with William Byrd’s Ave Verum Coprus, considered by many to be Byrd’s finest work.
Do try to listen to the Ferio Saxophone Quartet when they appear on Radio 3 In Tune on Monday, to talk about their performances for ROSL Arts as part of Edinburgh Fringe. To quote the programme’s webpage:
“On Monday 8th August Sean Rafferty is live in Edinburgh with guests appearing at this year’s Festivals – both the International Festival and the Fringe – with great music and sparkling conversation.