Clonter is 50 this year! Whilst we have a full programme lined up, there are still a few events that need some funding, and there is also the ongoing need for funding generally to continue to provide a nurturing and supportive place for emerging talent to flourish and entertain our audiences for generations to come.
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The Azalea Wind Quintet
Sat 6 April, 3pm

Priority Booking Period for Friends Now Open

We are delighted to now be able to invite Friends of Clonter to book tickets for The Azalea Wind Quintet. As you may recall from our previous updates, we have reintroduced the priority booking periods for Patrons and Friends of Clonter (2 weeks priority for Patrons / 1 week priority for Friends). If you are not already a Friend, and you would welcome being able to take advantage of this benefit, it is not too late to become one. Click here for further information.

The priority booking period for Friends will end on Fri 2 February. Non-Friends of Clonter may book online or by phone after this date.
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Programme

Malcolm Arnold – Three Shanties for Wind Quintet Op 4
Joly Braga Santos – Adagio e Scherzino for Wind Quintet
Trad arr Xiuwen Peng and Emma Chan – Dance of the Yao Tribe
György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Ross Edwards – The Laughing Moon

Interval

Valerie Coleman – Umoja for Wind Quintet
Paul Hindemith – Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet Op 24 No 2
William Grant Still – Summerland
Jacques Ibert – Trois Pièces brèves
Valerie Coleman – Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet
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Naomi Robinson – Flute
Emma Chan – Oboe
Thomas Knollys – Clarinet
Joe Clarkson – French Horn
Beatriz Carvalho – Bassoon
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The Azalea Wind Quintet features a mixture of postgraduate students and graduates from the Royal Northern College of Music. Members originally from the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong and Portugal make up the eclectic ensemble and the group is aptly named as the ‘Azalea’ flower is one of the few flowers found to grow in each of the founding members’ birth countries. Founded in September 2021, the Azalea Wind Quintet has dedicated part of its mission as musicians to bringing to life new music working with composers Joe Bloom, Flowers Tannenbaum and a collaboration with composers from Sheffield based organisation Platform 4 in 2023.

The Azalea Wind Quintet also brings to life music that is lesser known for the ensemble as well as old favourites. Including proudly presenting pieces from the founding members’ birth countries most recently featuring music by Australian composer Ross Edwards accompanied by immersive sounds from the Australian landscape in their spotlight concert “Djanaba: a 10,000 mile journey” from Manchester to Sydney. In April, the group will perform at the Lake District Chamber Music recital series and the Didsbury Coffee Concert Series and feature music by Portuguese composers Eurico Carrapatoso and Joly Braga Santos.

The Azalea Wind Quintet made the final rounds of the RNCM 2022 and 2023 Fewkes Prize, a highly esteemed chamber music competition at the Royal Northern College of Music for wind chamber music groups.

Azalea Wind Quintet appear by kind permission of the RNCM.
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Ticket Pricing & Booking Information

Tickets £11.50, £18, £23, £28, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)

Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) available until 9 February

Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+

U3A Discount (10% Discount)

Doors Open 2pm

Performance Starts 3pm

Interval 30 minutes
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Priority Booking for Patrons 19 January

Priority Booking for Friends 26 January

General Sale 2 February
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Drink Arrangements – Please note that any drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar. For Friends and Patrons of Clonter who wish to bring their own drink, a corkage fee of £4 per person will apply (payable in advance on 01260 224514).
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N.B. Table and catering booking facilities close a week before the performance date. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Wednesday before the performance.
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