Wednesday 20 April 2022 7:30PM

Nicholas Daniel & friends

Nicholas Daniel at 60


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Change in Concert Duration
This concert will be approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration, including an interval.

Change of Artist
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Myfanwy Price (oboe) is no longer available for the above concert. We are grateful to Bernice Lee (oboe) for stepping in as her replacement. The programme remains the same.


  • Nicholas Daniel oboe
  • Huw Watkins piano
  • Linton Stephens bassoon
  • Beatrice Nicholas piano
  • Ashok Klouda cello
  • Members of Chineke!
  • Jennifer Brittlebank oboe
  • Miles Bruce-Jones oboe
  • Lorraine Hart oboe
  • Antonia Holloway oboe
  • Ewan Millar oboe
  • Bernice Lee oboe
  • James Turnbull oboe
  • Banita Wheatley-Holmes oboe
  • Esther Williams oboe

A birthday celebration for the outstanding oboist and conductor includes short pieces written specially for the occasion; a piece from Hannah Kendall’s Tuxedo series, inspired by an artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, plus a work by American-born composer David Bruce first heard at the Wigmore Hall in 2019 as part of Nicholas Daniel Oboe Day.

  • This concert is part of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust ticket scheme, offering free tickets to those aged 8-25
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
      • Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
        • (edited by Sandro Caldini)
  • Hannah Kendall (1984)
      • Tuxedo: (Copper); Ivory Mask
        • (public première)
  • Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
      • Trio for oboe, cello and piano (based on Flute Sonata in D Op. 94)
        • (arranged by Lera Auerbach)
  • Interval
    • Birthday Cards for Nicholas Daniel - pieces written for the occasion, including:
  • Thea Musgrave (b.1928)
      • A Happy Birthday
  • Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
      • PEARL
        • (world première)
  • David Matthews (b.1943)
      • Birthday Song
        • (world première)
  • Helen Grime (b.1981)
      • 2 Birthday Fragments
        • (world première)
  • Hannah Kendall
      • yes, flash bright lightning in my southern sky!
  • Antonino Abate
      • Colori d'Oboe
        • (world première)
  • Colin Matthews (b.1946)
      • A Bagatelle
        • (world première)
  • Trad/Welsh
      • Suo Gân
        • (arranged by Huw Watkins)
  • Eleanor Alberga (b.1949)
      • Fleeting
        • (world première)
  • Zoë Martlew (b.1968)
      • Nick my pearls, you cry
        • (world première)
  • Francis Poulenc
      • Sonata for oboe and piano
  • John Woolrich (b.1954)
      • Array
  • Thea Musgrave
      • Niobe
  • Banita Wheatley-Holmes
      • Reflections
  • David Bruce (b.1970)
      • To the power of ten

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