The Flautadors Recorder Quartet
Crown Court Church of Scotland,
Saturday 29th January, 7.30 pm
Music for the Queen of Scots
To launch their latest disc, The Flautadors present the dramatic life of Mary, Queen of Scots reflected in music. Exquisite gems from the Scottish Renaissance are contrasted with lively French dances and interspersed with the poetry and words of the ill-fated queen, her cousin Elizabeth I and other characters from 16th Century Scotland.
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading recorder ensembles, The Flautadors are known for their diverse programmes of music spanning over 800 years. British performances have included major festivals such as York Early Music Festival, Greenwich International Early Music Festival as well as highly acclaimed performances in London’s Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. International appearances include the East Cork Early Music Festival and Niasvizh Festival, Belarus where their performances have been broadcast on national television and radio. Their concerts in the UK have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and they have appeared as guest artists on the programme In Tune. The Flautadors are continually expanding the repertoire for recorder quartet by arranging, commissioning and promoting new works that challenge the players and extend the technical boundaries of the instrument.Catherine Fleming – recorders Merlin Harrison – recorders Celia Ireland – recorders Ian Wilson – recorders Corrina Silvester – percussion