The Crosswinds ensemble of woodwind instrumentalists, including St Cross JRF Dr Nick Jones, will return to play a one-hour programme of music for a summer's evening, exploring repertoire featuring the piano alongside classic woodwind combinations. The Crosswinds are delighted to welcome for the evening London-based pianist Mikhail Dubov, who is an award winner of the prestigious International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Paris.
The programme features movements from the dramatic Sextet Opus 40 by 19th century virtuoso pianist and composer Louise Farrenc and the beautiful Quintet K452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Ludwig Thuille's colourful Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in B-Flat Major rounding off the evening.
The Crosswinds are Oxford-based and started life as a woodwind quintet, but quickly expanded to take on beautiful, rarely performed works for larger ensembles. The players have featured in musical groups in Oxfordshire (including the Oxford Sinfonia, the OUP Orchestra, the Banbury Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Winds), in Bristol (the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, the Bristol Concert Orchestra and the Resonance Orchestra) and in Kent (the Maidstone Orchestra and the Canterbury Orchestra).