Ensemble of six play at St Mary’s

The Astraeus Ensemble, Hanna Bariga, Dan Elson, Roland McCabe, Matthew Sackman, Jeremy Crump, and Stephen Carroll-Turner
The Astraeus Ensemble, Hanna Bariga, Dan Elson, Roland McCabe, Matthew Sackman, Jeremy Crump, and Stephen Carroll-Turner

THREE musical masterpieces will be performed by six fine players on Saturday.

Music for a wind quintet and piano will be performed by the Astraeus Ensemble as part of the 2013 concert series at St Mary’s House, Bramber.

The programme includes the joyful Sextet by Gordon Jacob, an arrangement of Prokofiev’s delightful and catchy Overture on Hebrew Themes, and a rare opportunity to hear the first complete arrangement for wind instruments of Beethoven’s Septet, one of the masterpieces of the classical repertoire.

The ensemble, made up of Hanna Bariga, Dan Elson, Roland McCabe, Matthew Sackman, Jeremy Crump, and Stephen Carroll-Turner, was formed in 2007 by musicians from Brighton and London, and consists of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano.

Among their many appearances, the ensemble has given fundraising concerts in London for Amnesty International, joining in a rare performance of Mozart’s Grand Partita for 13 instruments.

The performance starts at 3pm.

Tickets, which include tea and cake in the interval, are £25, from the box office at St Mary’s House on 01903 816205, email concerts@stmarysbramber.co.uk, or visit www.stmarysbramber.co.uk.