Emma Wilkins (flute) and Helen MacLeod (harp)

Saturday 22 October 2011 • 7.30pm
Stewart's Hall, Huntly (map)

Tickets £8.00, £5.00 (concession), £1 (schoolchildren)
available from Deveron Arts, Brander Library, Orb's Bookshop, Rizza's shop, Aberdeen Box Office, or at the door

Witold Lutoslawski

Three Fragments

Alan Hovhaness

The Garden of Adonis

Jules Massenet

Meditation from Thaïs

Toru Takemitsu

Cape Cod from Toward the Sea

William Croft

Sarabande and Ground for solo harp

Adrian Shaposhnikov

Sonata for Flute and Harp


Claude Debussy

En bateau

Lowell Liebermann

Sonata for Flute and Harp

Claude Debussy


John Corigliano


Astor Piazzolla

Nightclub 1960 from L'histoire du Tango


Hoot harp and flute duo brings together Helen MacLeod and Emma Wilkins, the previous recipients of the 2008-2010 Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project, an in-depth development programme for emerging Scottish-based chamber groups.

Hoot have recently completed their final Scottish Residency Tour, having delighted audiences across the country with their eclectic mix of music.

In November 2010 they premiered their new commission Fantasie, Danse, Ceremonie by Helen Grime, one of Scotland's finest composers, at the Sound Festival in Aberdeen, bringing a new and exciting approach to the flute and harp repertoire.

In conjunction with the EMS residency project, Hoot released their first album The Garden of Adonis at the 2010 Edinburgh International Harp Festival, to great critical acclaim.

Recent successes include a prestigious Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians Award leading to Hoot's second Scottish tour, most notably performing in Orkney's St Magnus Cathedral.

Education and music therapy play a very important role to Hoot and since November 2007, Emma and Helen have been part of the Live Music Now scheme, a project set up by Yehudi Menuhin to bring the joy and inspiration of live music to those who have limited access.

As versatile musicians, individually they have performed with groups ranging from all of Scotland's professional orchestras to Belle and Sebastian and Texas.

The combination of their dynamic repertoire and their passion and flair, guarantee audiences a truly thrilling and inspiring performance.

Composer Eddie McGuire was absolutely correct when he speculated Hoot would suit the reverberant acoustic of Oran Mor, they did rather more than that... they created an intimate salon feel, rather different from the usual rush hour concerts.
(Keith Bruce, The Herald)

Emma Wilkins and Helen MacLeod showed just how much professionalism and personality the process had taught them.
(Keith Bruce, The Herald ****)



Deveron Arts

Brander Library

Orb's Bookshop


Aberdeen Box Office

Enterprise Music Scotland

Promoted by Music Centeral as part of Sound, North-East Scotland's festival of new music.

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