Galliard Ensemble

Wednesday 18 September - Stratford Playhouse

Time: 12:00pm
Ticket Price: £15.00

One of the world’s finest wind groups, the Galliards bring a programme of scintillating and witty wind music written in 1920s France. Absinthe is not essential for enjoying the concert, but will be available to help you enter into the spirit of the occasion.


‘Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.’
French wind music of the 1920s

“Top calibre performers shining the beam of their musicality on an unequivocal masterpiece.”  Barry Millington, London Evening Standard

Kathryn Thomas  Flute
Owen Dennis  Oboe
Katherine Spencer  Clarinet
Richard Bayliss  Horn
Helen Storey  Bassoon

Galliard Ensemble
Former BBC New Generation Artists, the Galliard Ensemble is in its 24th year and have become one of Britain’s leading chamber groups.  Their repertoire ranges from Mozart and Beethoven to Berio and Birtwistle.

They have performed in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals. These include the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Bridgwater Hall, Sage Gateshead and at the BBC Proms. They have also performed in Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland and Slovenia and are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and around the world.

The Galliard Ensemble is known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance style and its recordings have been widely praised; the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and BBC Radio 3 have all selected a Galliard Ensemble CD as “outstanding” or as Critics’ Choice.

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Patron: Henry Seymour, 9th Marquess of Hertford  •  President: John Lill CBE

The venue for all our events and concerts is: Stratford Playhouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
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