27th January 2006




Young musicians in Lincolnshire are being given the chance to learn from one of the UKís top performers during a day of workshops being presented by the University of Lincoln in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Music Service.


The Haffner Wind Ensemble which is renowned for its education work with young people will be taking time out from its busy schedule to host a day of wind workshops at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Monday 6th February.


This will follow on from their performance at the Drill Hall on Sunday 5th February which has been organised as part of the University of Lincolnís International Concert Series.


This marks a return visit for the established musicians who are regularly heard on BBC Radio 3 and have toured extensively throughout the UK and overseas including appearances at major festivals such as Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath and Stockholm.


The Haffner Wind Ensemble draws on players who are key figures in Britainís musical life as soloists, orchestral and chamber musicians.


Although the group is based on the standard wind quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, it is able to extend to sixteen players to encompass the major repertoire for wind as well as that for wind and piano.


The Haffner Wind Ensembleís performances are noted for the colourful yet carefully blended sound which has become its hallmark, for the interesting and diverse programmes and the spoken introductions which prove so popular with audiences around the world.


During the concert the group will play works by Krommer, Mozart and Gounod.


To book a ticket for the concert, which starts at 3.30pm on Sunday 5th February with a pre-concert talk, please call the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894.



For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Press Officer

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