The Hampton School Woodwind Concert showcased the breadth of talent from musicians across the year groups, as they entertained an appreciative Hammond Theatre audience in the annual concert.

The ensembles performing ranged from the Woodwind Quintet to the Clarinet Ensemble, alongside three trios. There were many highlights throughout the evening including: an accomplished performance of Jolivet’s Fantasie-Impromptu from Upper Sixth saxophonist Tomás; a dynamic rendition of Sonatina for Clarinet by English composer Malcolm Arnold from Fourth Year Hamptonian Samuel; Second Year flautist Yule entertained with Járdányi’s Flute Sonatina and there was an expressive performance of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five by Third Year pupil Devan on the saxophone, one of the most recognisable jazz pieces of the twentieth century.

The Flute Trio played a fast-paced rendition of Flute Trio No. 1, whilst the Clarinet Ensemble ended the concert with Piazolla’s rhythmic Libertanago transporting the audience to an Argentine tango performance. Many of the musicians performing in the concert will perform at the Kingston Music Festival this weekend, and we look forward to hearing how they get on.

Take a look at just some of the performances from this year’s Woodwind Concert:

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