On Saturday 12 October at 7.30pm, Music in New Radnor will open their new season of music with a concert entitled ‘Voice, Oboe, Four Horns - and a Piano’.

The concert will see singer Frith Trezevant, popular local musician oboist Ruth Watson performing with horn quartet Cornucopia, with accompaniment from pianist and voice coach, Jeremy Fisher. Cornucopia is a professional horn quartet who undertake frequent collaborations other musicians.

The programme will feature a variety of music including Mozart’s graceful and melodically inventive horn duets of 1786, the score for which is inscribed in Mozart’s hand stating they were completed on July 27 1786 ‘whilst playing at skittles’. There will also be music by both Richard and Franz Strauss, plus the very first public performance of the Whimsical Songs’ for soprano, oboe and horn quartet by Gordon Carr, written specially for this concerrt.

Mary Tolhurst, speaking for MiNR says: "This is a tremendous start to our new season. A horn quartet has a perfectly balanced a beautiful tone group and an affinity with the human voice – perfect for the marvellous, resonant acoustic of the Community Hall in New Radnor. Gordon Carr is an interesting musician who has had a varied freelance career. After studying horn with Barry Tuckwell at the Royal Academy of Music, Carr’s career has included playing in many London orchestras, a session player for many film soundtracks and pop videos. He is also a published poet and the Whimsical Songs are musical settings of some of his own poems.

The concert takes place in New Radnor Community Hall on Saturday, October 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance by calling 01544 350268 and on the door.