Swindon date for one of country's greatest musicians

By Barrie Hudson - 5 September 2023

Arts and Culture
  • Joy Farrall

    Joy Farrall

A clarinettist rated as one of Britain’s most successful and highly respected wind soloists is coming to Swindon's Wyvern Theatre.

Joy Farrell is making a welcome return to the Swindon stage for this third recital in the French Impressions series, part of the Swindon Recital Series.

Together with Paul Turner at the piano, she will present three sonatas and two miniatures in a performance on Wednesday, 1 November starting at 1.05pm.

The sonatas are Debussy’s stunning Première Rhapsody, full of heavenlyharmonies, Poulenc’s Sonata with its haunting melodic lines and drama and Saint-Saen’s Sonata with its elegant melody and furious passion.

The programme will be completed by compositions from two female composers – Fernande Decruck’s beautiful Cantilene and Germaine Tailleferre’s serenely melodious Arabesque.

A recital series spokesperson said: "Joy Farrell has a diverse and fascinatingly eclectic career currently holding the position of Principal Clarinet with the Britten Sinfonia. 

"She has freelanced with most of the UKs major orchestras and chamber orchestras and as an enthusiastic chamber musician she has appeared at music societies and festivals all over Britain, Europe, America and Australia. 

"Joy is a founder member of the Haffner Wind Ensemble with whom she has broadcast, recorded and toured widely.

"Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music wherehis many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize. 

"An experienced recitalist, he has appeared at London’s leading venues and major UK festivals.  He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists."

Adult tickets are £7 plus an administration fee of £1.  Student tickets are £3 and accompanied children aged 14 and under will be admitted without charge.  

Full details can be found at www.swindonrecitalseries.org



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