Huw Wiggin (saxophone) with
Rosanna Rolton (harp)

Monday 22nd November
7:30pm at the Penrith Methodist Church
Tickets: £17 (students £2), at the door or in advance.

 

Penrith Music Club is thrilled to welcome Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Rosanna Rolton (harp) for our final concert of 2021, taking place at 7:30pm on Monday 22nd November.

This an opportunity not to be missed: this rather unusual pairing are amongst the UK’s most exciting performers, delivering stylish performances across a wide range of repertoire. The programme chosen for PMC includes works by Bach, Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Granados, and De Ferra, as well as contemporary composers like Kovacs (b.1937), Cockcroft (b.1972) and Scott (b.1966). Interestingly, Scott’s work is specially written for the saxophone and harp pairing.

Huw Wiggin has been one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation since winning Commonwealth Musician of the Year, and First Prize and Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition in 2014.

Huw has performed in venues as far afield as the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, as well as locations closer to home, including London’s Wigmore Hall and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition to his international performances, Huw is on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music and often performs on cruise ships.

Huw studied at Chetham’s School of Music, and then went to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he graduated with First-Class Honours in 2008 and earned a scholarship to study at the Hochschule fur Music in Cologne. Returning to England, he attended the Royal College of Music, and earned a Master’s degree in 2012.

Huw’s debut disc, ‘Reflections’, with John Lenehan (piano) and Oliver Wass (harp), was released in 2018 to great critical acclaim, reaching No.2 in the U.K. Specialist Classical Chart and No.6 in the iTunes Classical Chart.

A gifted harpist, Rosanna Rolton won the Suomi d’Arpa International Harp Competition, and made her London debut at the Royal Festival Hall at the tender age of 20. She now gives regular recitals both in the U.K. and overseas, including appearances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Rosanna received her Master’s degree from the Royal College of Music in 2018, and is now Guest Principal Harpist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She has won the Royal College of Music harp competition three times, as well as the chamber music prize and the concerto competition.

We hope many of you will come along to enjoy this talented and unusual duo, and enjoy fine music ranging from the Baroque era, to more contemporary music.

Single tickets are available at £17 (£2 for students), and should be booked in advance before Saturday 20th November through Penrith Tourist Information (01768 867466) or Beckside Books (01768 895951).

Tickets can also be reserved from Colin Marston (01768 863518), to be collected and paid for at the door. As numbers are limited by current COVID restrictions, anyone buying single tickets is strongly advised to purchase them in advance.


Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata in C major, BWV 1033
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Claude Debussy Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Preludes Book 1, no. 8
Valse Romantique
Frédéric François Chopin Aeolian Harp, Étude op. 25, no. 1
Manuel De Falla 7 popular songs (selection)
Béla Kovács Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!
Barry Cockcroft Ku Ku
Enrique Granados Poetic Waltzes
Andy Scott Sonata for Saxophone and Harp

You can download more detailed programme notes by Colin Marston if you wish.
These are in PDF format, ready to print. Click here.


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Updated on 25 November 2021
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