First performance of 'Partial Eclipse' at de la Beche Theatre, BGS, Keyworth(November 18, 2007)
de la Beche Theatre, British Geological Survey, Keyworth
17th November 2007
Equinox sax ensemble gave the first performance of Nigel Wood's 'Partial Eclipse' to a capacity crowd at the charity concert in Keyworth on 17th November.
Composer and saxophonist Nigel Wood attended the performance of his unique new piece for EWI and saxes, which has also been recorded by the group. Nigel was more than happy with the result; "I'm really pleased and impressed how well Partial Eclipse sounds. The blend between the EWI and saxes works even better than I'd envisaged."
Photo PT Graphics
Other pieces from the group's CD also featured in a varied programme, which included music from the baroque era, in Albinoni's Oboe Concerto in D minor, Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy and a demonstration of the electronic wind instrument (EWI). In the second half the group performed a number of pieces with a celtic flavour, including Alun Cook's Boris Goes to Dublin, finishing with a rousing rendition of Richard Ingham's Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel.
"fantastic - consummate professionals"
"the best concert I've ever been to"
Photo Andrew Pennill
Members of Equinox with Nigel Wood at Keyworth
on Saturday 17th November 2007
Left to right: Alistair Parnell, Mike Gunn, Nicola Pennill, Matt Lond, Kirsty Everett, Nigel Wood,
Becky Deans, Daniel Christian, Keri Degg and Michelle Phillips