Cassiopeia Winds Autumn Tour 2023
Cassiopeia Winds is a group of five of Ireland’s top wind players committed to sharing their passion for the superb wind quintet repertoire with audiences throughout Ireland.
The players inspire and refresh their audiences by their infectious enthusiasm for the music they are playing. Member of the group introduce each piece in the programme, engaging with and developing a rapport with their audience, drawing them in so that
they feel almost like a sixth member of the group.
Cassiopeia’s programme is unashamedly melodic, and pays homage to the French origins of wind chamber music with the foundation of La Société de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent in 1879. While the choice of music may have France as a common theme, they are not shying away from the more modern day sound world: showcasing the work of composers who lived between the years of 1875 and 2013. This is represented in the broadly diverse styles of music performed.
Autumn Tour Programme
Quintette en ut Claude Arrieu
Pavane pour une infante défunte Maurice Ravel
Quintette N°.1 Jean Françaix
Le Tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel
Novelette Francis Poulenc
Dix-sept Variations Jean-Michel Damase