Cinema, Newton Stewart – 7:30pm
For centuries the recorder has had a reputation as a second-class instrument, championed by amateurs and schoolchildren. In the hands of superstar player Piers Adams, assisted by the nimble fingers of pianist Howard Beach and the vision of Dutch craftswoman Adriana Breukink – creator of the remarkable Eagle Recorder range – the instrument has truly come of age.
Majestic, melodic and thrillingly virtuosic, Flight of the Eagle will transport you across ages and continents, bringing the recorder soaring onto the 21st century concert stage.
Piers Adams and Howard Beach have performed together for 30 years in major concert halls throughout the world, recording and broadcasting extensively, both as a duo and with Adams’s iconic baroque group Red Priest.
Their latest venture, Flight of the Eagle, brings together their wealth of experience as performers, arrangers and entertainers as they explore the myriad possibilities of the Eagle Recorder in an exhilarating mix of music: Bach, Piazzolla, Debussy, Albeniz, Poulenc, Godowski and others soar alongside folk, jazz and modern styles as they boldly take their music where only eagles dare!