Duo Fantasia

Rusne Mikiskaite (saxophone)
Imma Setiadi (piano)

Wednesday 15 November, 2017 at 01:10 pm

Villa-Lobos Fantasia for soprano saxophone and piano
Ravel Pièce en forme de Habañera
J. Francaix Exotic Dances
D. Salleras Mi Bailaora for soprano saxophone solo
D. Milhaud Scaramouche
Piazzolla Chin Chin arr Mikiskaite

We heard this imaginative and interesting duo last December, and were impressed by the colour range the saxophone can bring to a variety of original and arranged repertoire.

This programme is cleverly chosen on the borderline between serious and light music.  The Milhaud Scaramouche is best known in its piano duet version, and a Latin/Spanish theme is developed in Piazzolla, Salleras (an exotically Spanish-tinged solo ‘improvisation’) Villa Lobos and Ravel.  The Francaix pieces are light-hearted and jazzy, so all in all this should be an uplifting and energetic recital.

Sponsored by Brown Shipley

© The Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society
Registered charity No. 224723.

Director of Concerts: Simon Parkin
Administrator: Clare Preston-Pollitt