• Pocket Sinfonia East Devon Music Festival
  • Pocket Sinfonia East Devon Music Festival
  • Pocket Sinfonia East Devon Music Festival

On 22nd June at 7.30, Pocket Sinfonia ( l-r Eleanor Corr, Emil Duncumb, Rosie Bowker, Thomas Isaac) treated the audience in St Mary’s Axminster to orchestral music with a difference, as they performed works only with their flute, violin, cello and piano. Hearing Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1 and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne in this form was a revelation and thought-provoking, as none of the essential ingredients of the works were missing.

After the interval, Martinu’s Madrigal Sonata was played with violin, flute and piano only. It was back to the full quartet for Greig’s Holberg Suite, which completed a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music in the excellent acoustic of the church.