Thursday 22nd March
Annan Academy, Annan
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango
Jean Françaix Petit Quatour
Hugo Reinhart Quartet in F Minor
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein West Side Story suite
Guillermo Lago Ciudades
Will Gregory Hoe Down
Huw Wiggin Soprano, Ellie McMurray Alto, Jose Bañuls Tenor, Shevaughan Beere Baritone
As one of the leading British saxophone quartets among the new generation of artists, the Ferio Saxophone
Quartet has received deservedly enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics alike.
In 2015 Ferio made their debut at the Purcell Room, as winners of The Philharmonia /Martins Musical
Ensemble Award and during the same year were winners of the Royal Over-Seas League’s Ensemble
Competition. They received the Tunnell Trust Award in 2014/15 and were Park Lane Group Artists for the
2016 season. The ensemble has also been appointed as a St. John’s Smith Square Young Artist 2016-2017;
during their year on the scheme the Young Artist programme will involve the quartet in a number of projects
focussing on marketing, commissioning and outreach work in addition to their series of concerts.
Commissioning new music is an important strand of Ferio’s work. As Park Lane Group Artists, they recently
gave the world premiere of a work by Laura Bowler which they subsequently performed at Wigmore Hall.
They also work closely with composer Guillermo Lago and have commissioned him to write a new work for
the quartet. The composition, inspired by three of William Wordsworth’s poems, receives its premiere
performance at St. John’s Smith Square, London, in April 2017.
Ferio has signed with Chandos Records to record their debut commercial CD. The disc will be out on general
release in July 2017.