Saturday 21st October 2023

Camira Wind Trio
(Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon)

Camira Wind Trio is Emma Haughton (Clarinet), Charlotte Curwen (Bassoon) and Emily Doan (Flute). The trio formed in early 2018 from a desire to perform in a chamber music setting and to explore the wind repertoire, much of which is rarely performed. Alongside their recital performances they are passionate about bringing live music to new audiences through outreach work and concerts within the community. “Camira” is an Aboriginal name for girls meaning “Of the wind”. They previously played for us on Saturday 16th October 2021 .

Here is a PDF of the Poster for this Concert (click to VIEW or right click to SAVE). Please feel free to print and display the poster to help publicise this concert.

Programme (announced 1st October)

Vivaldi: Autumn (from The Four Seasons) arrangement
(2 movements)
Kaspar Kummer: Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op.32
(3 movements)
Cecile Chaminade: Havanaise
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Zequinha de Abreu: Tico Tico non Fuba


Amy Beach: Waltz, Op.36
Beethoven: Trio in C major, Op. 87
(4 movements)
Tchaikovsky: Lake in the Moonlight (from Swan Lake)
Henry Mancini: Moon River
Bart Howard: Fly Me to the Moon

Brief Report “on the night”

A thoroughly enjoyable concert, made even more so by their friendly funny explanations of the pieces played.

The first half began with Vivaldi’s Autumn which is well known but always welcome. Next was the main piece (which was totally new to us), a 3 movement Trio by Kummer. This really had the audience buzzing with all its twists and turns. Finally there were 3 dance pieces, lively and interesting.

The second half started with another piece new to us, this time a waltz by Amy Beach, which again is well worth another listen.  The main piece was a 4 movement Beethoven Trio, which (as you would expect) was intricate but gripping. Then came 3 pieces on the theme of “Moon”. First a beautiful rendering of “Lake in the Moonlight” from Swan Lake, followed by 2 lovely songs “Moon River” and “Fly me to the Moon”. Finally, as an encore, we were treated to the entertaining (and very topical so close to Halloween) “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens.

Emily Doan Charlotte Curwen Emma Haughton

Press Report

The first concert in 2021 after lockdown featured the Camira Wind Trio. That was such a joyous affair that they were invited back, and produced a similar effect. The October concert was full of smiles, laughter and great technical expertise. One of the challenges of playing chamber music with wind instruments is breath control during the inevitably long phrases. There is no opportunity for rest and Emily Doan (flute), Charlotte Curwen (bassoon) and Emma Haughton (clarinet) all showed great skill.

The concert began with two movements from “Autumn” from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, an appropriate choice. The main item in the first half was the Trio by Kasper Kummer, a fascinating piece, full of twists and turns. Then there were three contrasting dance pieces: “Havanaise” by Cecile Chaminade; “Libertango” (Piazzolla); and “Tico Tico” by Abreu.

The second half started with a “Waltz” by Amy Beach. Beethoven’s Trio, Opus 87, originally written for two oboes and a cor anglais, kept the audience enthralled. Then came three atmospheric pieces on the theme of “the Moon”: “Lake in the Moonlight” from Swan Lake; “Moon River” by Henry Mancini; and “Fly me to the Moon” (Bart Howard). As an encore, they played “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens.

For more information about Camira Wind Trio visit their own web-site (in a new window), by clicking HERE (although it wasn’t working last time we checked!)

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