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Swindon Recital Series

  • Sally Stocks flute and Paul Turner piano
  • Sunday February 5th, 3pm, Arts Centre

Swindon Recital Series is delighted to welcome back Sally Stocks flute with a Central European programme of exquisite works. Last with us in March 2019 during our 25th Anniversary Season, when she played together with harpist Angela Moore as the Wessex Duo, this time Sally will be accompanied by pianist Paul Turner.

Reinecke's sonata Undine is about a water spirit who must marry a mortal man so that she herself can become immortal. The music follows Undine from her longing for a soul, through the joy of a marriage, the anger of a separation and the fate of her former lover. Martinu's First Sonata for Flute and Piano (there was no second sonata) has notably rhythmic outer movements around a more melancholy and lyrical adagio.

The programme also includes Enesco's Cantilabe and Presto, J S Bach's Sonata in E minor and Cooke's Sonatina for Flute and Piano.

The Sydney Morning Herald has described Sally as playing 'with great technical confidence…sparkling virtuosity', qualities that she will once again be displaying at the Arts Centre for the benefit of our Swindon audience.

Sally Stocks and Paul Turner appear at the Arts Centre on February 5th at 3pm. Tickets are £16 for adults and £13 for Seniors and unwaged people. There is also a theatre administration fee of £1.50. Student tickets are £3 plus an administration fee of 50p; accompanied children aged 14 and under are admitted without charge.

There is an additional charge of £3.65 for each financial transaction undertaken (not for each ticket if you are buying more than one)

Sally Stocks participated in several masterclasses with James Galway during her studies and embarked on a career as a soloist and a chamber musician before emigrating to Australia where she was appointed Professor of Flute at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. Following a period performing in the Canary Islands Sally returned to England in 1992 since when she has performed regularly with other international Chamber musicians and as a soloist in various concerto performances.

'Played with great technical confidence…sparkling virtuosity.' (Sydney Morning Herald)

Paul Turner is an Honours graduate and an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music where his many prizes and awards culminated in the Queen's Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize. An experienced recitalist he has appeared at London's leading venues and major UK festivals. He has given concerts in Europe and South America and worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists.

"For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise" (Richard Whitehouse – St. Johns Smith Square)


  • Sally Stocks flute and Paul Turner piano
  • Sunday February 5th, 3pm, Arts Centre

About Swindon Recital Series

Swindon Recital Series was founded 27 years ago by Paul Turner. The Recital Series is committed to providing world-class chamber music in the Swindon area by presenting regular concerts of chamber music given by professional musicians. The Series takes place between September and April each year at various venues in and around Swindon, including the Wyvern Theatre and the Arts Centre.

For more information contact either Artistic Director Paul Turner at turner.paul@virgin.net, recitals@hotmail.co.uk or on 01793 531316 or 07989 397372 or SRS Secretary Julia Singleton at juliaesingleton@gmail.com or on 01793 644660 or 07718185518

Information about the recital series can be found at www.swindonrecitalseries.org