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Review by Terry Keeler
29 May 2016
Ferio Saxophone Quartet

The award winning saxophone quartet invited to play at the unique venue of Templewood by Cromer Music Evenings produced a very diverse programme, playing music by Ferenc Farkas, Donizetti, Singelee, Michael Nyman, J S Bach, Jean Francaix, Albeniz and Guillermo Lago.

Huw Wiggin - soprano saxophone, Ellie McMurray alto saxophone, Jose Banuls tenor saxophone and Shevaughan Beere baritone saxophone played a concert of the highest standard, obviously enjoying themselves, especially in the performance of Seville by Albeniz and Ciudades by Lago, taking the listener through Tokyo, Sarajevo and Addis Ababa! The composer, being a master of the instrument, knew exactly what the saxophone was capable of. Today the Ferio Quartet matched the capabilities with virtuosic brilliance.

Prolonged applause deserved an encore which was Close Your Eyes and Listen. I am sure there were no closed eyes today and certainly no hearing aids were necessary!

May I add that to adapt a J S Bach Prelude and Fugue for any instrument other than for which they were intended, does not work for me.

The last concert of the season will be on Sunday, 5 June 2016 presented by the Norfolk Composers Group and all proceeds will be going to World Vision's Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Terry Keeler
Tel 01263 513273