Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers (2016/17), Arcadia Winds are making a great career for themselves. Since their ‘graduation’ from this innovative musical leadership program at the end of 2017, this superb group of musicians have released their eponymous debut EP, launched their own Australian composition prize, and are developing a unique online portal for Australian wind music.
This vivacious program finds the Arcadia Winds in their element: Peteris Vasks’s delightful Music for Fleeting Birds and Taffanel’s G minor Quintet bookend a concert with Ravel’s beautiful Sonatine arranged for wind quintet and the world premiere performances of Australian Cyrus Meurant’s new work All through an empty place I go.
“Captivating from the moment they took to the stage. Playing with great gusto and passion, these five uber-talented musicians…stole the hearts of everyone in the crowd.” – The Adelaide Review