Nottingham Chamber Music Festival

Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross
Nottingham NG1 2GB

Free Admission

Discover chamber music in the stunning space of the Nottingham Contemporary gallery with the Tailleferre Ensemble.

Featuring music for wind instruments, the Tailleferre Ensemble play a series of three short Miniature concerts amidst the exploratory installation “The Place We Imagine,” a spectacular combination of art + music for your afternoon.

Tailleferre Ensemble

Nicola Hands, oboe & cor anglais | Penelope Smith, oboe
Emma Halnan, flute | Amy Thompson, bassoon

The Tailleferre Ensemble is a UK-based chamber collective founded in 2019 by Nottingham musician Nicola Hands and Penelope Smith, whose aim is to promote women in music. The group is a chamber ensemble of flexible line-up and size, offering recitals of varied instrumentation and musical genre. They have a special interest in redressing the balance of works performed by male and female composers, and in promoting new music for wind ensemble.

The Music on the Programme

1:00pm Miniature

  • Eugene Bozza Shepherds of Provence
  • Alyssa Morris  “Autumn Leaves” from “Collision Etudes”
  • Rhian Samuel Little Duos
  • Thea Musgrave Whirlwind

2:00pm Miniature

  • Bill Douglas Three Lyrical Pieces
  • Gordon Jacob Partita for Solo Bassoon
  • Dana Joras Spring Duo
  • Liz Sharma Trialogues

3:00pm Miniature

  • Shin-Itchiro Yokoyama Souvenir de Caen
  • Thea Musgrave Impromptu
  • Katherine Hoover Winter Spirits
  • Ruth Gipps Piper of Dreams
  • Alyssa Morris Brushstrokes

Free admission