• 13th Aug 2022
  • 4:00pm
  • £20.00

about this event

For safety reasons Cranleigh Arts has decided to postpone the start of the Sylva Winds garden concert in Ewhurst by one hour to 1600.
This will increase the amount of shade from the trees over performers and audience.
It will be a more relaxed environment for all.
Please arrive with suitable sun protection and hydration.

This concert is an outdoor fundraising event: In the garden at Upper House Ewhurst Green GU6 7RS 
Free entry for a maximum of two children under the age of 16 per adult. 

Please come prepared for inclement weather – we hope for glorious sunshine in which case hats and sun cream but there is the possibility of a rain so raincoats and umbrellas may be needed. Customers to provide own food, drink, picnic blankets or chairs. 
The concert will go ahead in all but the most severe weather. In the event of cancellation, all efforts will be made to notify customers in advance.

Jacques Ibert – Trois Pièces brèves pour quintette à vents (7’) 
Samuel Barber – Summer Music Op.31 for Wind Quintet (13’) 
Ravel – Tombeau de Couperin (15’)


Schuller – Suite for Wind Quintet (5’) 

Amy Beach – Pastorale (4’)
Selection from: Dvorak – String Quartet No. 12 in F Major “American” (arrangement) (25’) 

Wind Quintet 
Flute – Frederico Paixão
Oboe – Eleanor Sullivan
Clarinet – Rowan Jones
Bassoon – Guylaine Eckersley
French Horn – Zoë Tweed

Sylva Winds 
Formed of students and recent graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Sylva Winds is a versatile and passionate chamber ensemble with a vision of revolutionising the perception of the wind quintet. They were founded at the Royal Academy of Music, where they won the prestigious Nicholas Blake Woodwind Ensemble Prize in March 2020 and the Digital Chamber Music Prize in March 2021. For their prizewinning entry, the group created a virtual cross-media performance of Sylva Winds member Zoë Tweed’s original composition, inspired by the poem ‘Jabberwocky’, with Drake Gritton, another member of Sylva Winds, narrating (a video of which can be found on their YouTube channel!). 

The ensemble have performed in various venues in and around London and enjoy performing the rich traditional wind quintet repertoire, whilst also finding great value in the performance of music in innovative and experimental ways. Recent performance highlights include premiering Bernado Simoes’ Blurred at the Brunel Museum in 2019 and Chelsea Becker's latency inspired piece Intermission during the COVID-19 first national lockdown, via Zoom in June 2020. In addition to this, Sylva Winds collaborated with the Brazilian Embassy in Spring 2021, to produce a recital series entitled Marés, where they recorded their performance of Martin Butler’s Down Hollow Winds, featuring experimentation and manipulation of lighting, filming and acoustic space. Future engagements for the ensemble include collaborating with award-winning composer Ellis Howarth, as well as a residencies in France with Ferrandou Musique and on the Isle of Coll with the Tunnell Trust in 2022. 

This is a fundraising concert for Cranleigh Arts Centre Reg Charity 284186. 
The concert is also fundraising for Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Reg charity 1125242 

The Cranleigh RDA Group 
Offers therapeutic riding to people with special needs to benefit their health and well-being, to achieve their goals and to have fun!
The experience gained through riding and contact with our horses and our volunteers helps them develop self-esteem, confidence and independence.
As a voluntary organisation our group receives no state or lottery funding at all. We rely entirely on donations and our fundraising.

CONDITIONS OF SALE – Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – To ensure performances start on time, latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme


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